Events April 2018

14
Feb
2018

Upcoming CartoGIS Events

CartoGIS Services is hosting a number of events and drop-in sessions for academic staff and HDR students this semester.
26
Mar
2018

Asian Language Taster Classes

CAP language academics

Are you interested in learning another language? Seeking an edge in the “Asian Century”?

03
Apr
2018

Disruptive effects of preferential policies

Sutanuka Roy, Research School of Economics, ANU.

The seminar by Russell Toth previously scheduled for 27 March has been postponed until 22 May.

04
Apr
2018

Vietnamese Taster Class

Dr Loan Dao

Vietnamese is spoken by more than 90 million people in Vietnam. It is also the native language of nearly 4 million people residing overseas; it is the sixth most-spoken language in Australia.

04
Apr
2018

The Other Option: Australian Punk and Hardcore in South East Asia

Southeast Asia has long been a hotbed for music of all genres, but it was only in the past two decades that Australian punk and hardcore bands turned to the region as a place to showcase their talents, build their reputations, and have a great time. The Other Option follows the history of Australian bands performing in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore from 1998 to the present.
05
Apr
2018

Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

ANU Religion Conference 2018
Theme: Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

06
Apr
2018

Is environmental goods trade beneficial for the environment?

Huong Tran, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Huong Tran will present her findings on the environmental effects of trade in environmental goods in APEC economies. Environmental goods include renewable energy technologies, environmental monitoring equipment, and others.

06
Apr
2018

Walls between States

Marie-Eve Loiselle
Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against a variety of threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.
10
Apr
2018

A failed revolution: how bureaucrats fight and dance with the silos

Ryan Wong
The UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda has passionately pushed for more policy integration. For as long as bureaucracy has existed, ministerial silos have been preventing integration across sectors.
 
10
Apr
2018

Growth with equity in East Asia: reversed or returned?

Stephen Howes, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This paper notes some important facts that are inconsistent with the argument that East Asia’s ‘growth with equity’ has been replaced with ‘growth with inequity’ via a great reversal.

10
Apr
2018

Growth with equity in East Asia: reversed or returned?

Stephen Howes, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This paper notes some important facts that are inconsistent with the argument that East Asia’s ‘growth with equity’ has been replaced with ‘growth with inequity’ via a great reversal.

10
Apr
2018

Roundtable Discussion: Recent changes in governance and the law in the PRC and Taiwan

Various speakers
During this roundtable the speakers will offer a comparative perspectives on legal changes during the Xi Jinping era in the PRC and Taiwan. The discussion will focus on three key themes: the influence of politics on the administration of justice in both jurisdictions, criminal justice reforms, and judicial reforms and judicial independence in both contexts.
10
Apr
2018

2018 regional elections in Indonesia

Philips Vermonte, Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

The upcoming 2018 regional elections is the second leg of the newly-implemented simultaneous regional elections in Indonesia. The first leg took place in 2017 in 101 regional governments including the provincial, district and city levels.

11
Apr
2018

Australian aid evaluations: disability-inclusive development

Various speakers

This forum, jointly organised by the Development Policy Centre and the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE), was the latest in a series on the evaluation of Australian aid.

11
Apr
2018

Economic modelling of climate change

Tony Wiskich, PhD Student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Tony Wiskich will present his thesis proposal review on Economic Modelling of Climate Change. He will discuss preliminary results for the first paper on the uncertainty of climate tipping points and the optimal carbon tax.

12
Apr
2018

Coal transitions: a symposium on current research

Various speakers

Global coal use will fall if the world economy decarbonises, as would be necessary to achieve climate change goals.

12
Apr
2018

Asian Development Outlook 2018

Valerie Mercer-Blackman, Senior Economist, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation department of ADB; and Ananya Basu, Principal Economist from ADB’s Pacific Department.

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2018 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia and the Pacific, including growth projections by country and region.

12
Apr
2018

Is International Law International?

Dr Anthea Roberts

Challenging the myth of international law’s universality, this award winning book is a must read in today’s world of changing geopolitical power.

16
Apr
2018

The story of Chinese prosperity

Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, and Merriden Varrall
Join the Australian National University’s Dr Jane Golley and Linda Jaivin in a discussion with Dr Merriden Varrall, Director of the Lowy Institute’s East Asia Program, about the myriad ways in which prosperity is evident in China today and what this means for the rest of the world.
16
Apr
2018

US foreign policy under Donald Trump

Glen S Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, US.

Skilful handling of the US president has been a requirement for successful Japanese prime ministers in the post-war period.

16
Apr
2018

Sanskrit Taster Class

Associate Professor McComas Taylor

Sanskrit is the key to the civilisational treasures of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and provides direct access to a vast repository of literary, scientific and philosophical wisdom.

17
Apr
2018

Investigating linkages between asset markets

Kate McKinnon, PhD Student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis.

In this seminar Kate McKinnon will present her thesis proposal review on “Investigating linkages between asset markets: A latent factor approach”.

17
Apr
2018

Unequal burden of retirement reform: evidence from Australia

Todd Morris, University of Melbourne.

As governments raise pension-claiming ages in response to population ageing, it is vital to understand the distributional effects of these reforms.

17
Apr
2018

To what extent do policies in Australia consider the social determinants of health and health equity?

Fran Baum

This presentation will draw on findings from two ARC Discovery projects which have examined the extent to which Australian public policies incorporate consideration of the social determinants of health and health equity (SDH/HE).

17
Apr
2018

Australia's high company tax rate and dividend imputation

Chris Murphy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

By international standards, Australia’s business tax system combines a high company tax rate of 30 per cent with low taxation of domestic investors through dividend imputation.

19
Apr
2018

GIS Basics for Research (GIS100)

Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support your research! In this course you’ll be shown how to navigate ArcGIS software.

19
Apr
2018

China: Powerhouse and Resistor of Restorative Justice Reform

Yan Zhang (Ian)
In this research, I am looking into a series of restorative justice (RJ) reforms promoted by Chinese government within the last decade. Specifically, as it investigates both the restorative programs that are universally implemented in Chinese criminal justice system (i.e. people’s mediation, public order mediation and criminal reconciliation), and an indigenous mediation (De Gu mediation) particularly practiced by the Yi People in an ethnic region of southwest China.
19
Apr
2018

Australia's policy towards Britain's end of empire in Malaysia and Singapore

Dr Andrea Benvenuti, F.R. Hist. S. (UK), Senior Lecturer in International Relations and European Studies, University of New South Wales
19
Apr
2018

The Making of a Divine Domesticity: Nü duo, Christian women, and Republican China

Zhou Yun
This paper presents two understandings of how Christian women were involved in nation-building through the creation of a religious domesticity. First, it shows that Christian women were confined by Victorian notions of womanhood on the one hand and traditional patriarchal gender ethics on the other hand. Second, it argues that in the wake of Chinese nationalism there was a shift among local female converts from Western notions of Christian womanhood to the discovery of a specifically Chinese mode of Christian womanhood.
19
Apr
2018

2018 K R Narayanan Oration - Dismantling inequality through ASSURED innovation

R A Mashelkar, FRS, Chairman, National Innovation Foundation, India.

Rising inequality is a matter of global concern, with increasing social disharmony being its visibly disturbing consequence. Dismantling income inequality will take decades.

20
Apr
2018

Inequality of Opportunity in Earnings in Rural China

Xinjie Shi

This paper explores the role of ‘inequality of opportunity’ in individual earnings in rural China, which is attributed to ‘circumstantial’ factors over which individuals have no control, including family background, gender, ethnic minority status and r

23
Apr
2018

Macroeconomic effects of government expenditure

Daniel Silva Withmory, PhD Student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis.

In this seminar Daniel Silva Withmory will present his thesis proposal review on “Macroeconomic effects of government expenditure: A SVAR approach”.

23
Apr
2018

Korean Taster Class

Professor Hyaeweol Choi

Korean is the official language of North and South Korea and there are currently about 78 million Korean speakers worldwide. Korean has a unique script called Hangeul, developed in the 15th century at the order of the king.

24
Apr
2018

No-arbitrage determinants of credit spread curves under the unconventional monetary policy regime in Japan

Dr. Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at the Crawford School of Public Policy

Associate Professor of Economics Tatsuyoshi Okimoto from The ANU Crawford School of Public Policy presents the next Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) Seminar Series of Semester 1 2018, entitled ‘No-arbitrage determinants o

24
Apr
2018

How will shale gas development in Mexico be smart regulated?

José Alberto Hernández Ibarzábal
This work in progress article identifies the conditions under which shale gas development in Mexico can, or cannot, be smart regulated.
24
Apr
2018

Non-tariff measures and regional integration in ASEAN

David Vanzetti, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

While tariffs have been substantially reduced under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA), little progress has been made in reducing non-tariff measures (NTMs), such as sanitary and phyto-sanitary restrictions, certification procedures, quantity contro

26
Apr
2018

The Bereaved Families of Korea’s Grievous War

Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang, Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Sydney
27
Apr
2018

Can information shape preferences for redistribution? Evidence from randomised controlled trials in 12 countries

Christopher Hoy, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

Are people more concerned about inequality when they have accurate information about the scale of inequality in their country?

30
Apr
2018

Unravelling the Inter-Korean Summit

Jong-Sung You, Lauren Richardson, Min-hyoung Park

**PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT**

30
Apr
2018

Burmese Taster Class

Dr Yuri Takahashi

Burmese is the official language of Myanmar and is the main lingua-franca in the country, as well as in international Burmese communities.  It has over 30 million speakers worldwide.

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