Events May 2018

01
May
2018

Cascades of Violence

John Braithwaite and Bina D’Costa
War and crime are cascade phenomena. War cascades across space and time to more war; crime to more crime; crime cascades to war; and war to crime. As a result, war and crime become complex phenomena. That does not mean we cannot understand how to prevent crime and war simultaneously.
01
May
2018

Rethinking student loan repayment burdens: evidence from Korea

Dung Doan, Research School of Economics, ANU.

A burgeoning pool of research argues that time-based repayment student loans (TBRLs) create an excessive repayment burden (RB), and thus contribute to hardship and a high risk of default among low-income graduate debtors.

03
May
2018

Sustainable green growth in agriculture: the role of regional cooperation

Kazi Zaman, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This study examines the effect of regional cooperation on sustainable green growth in agriculture.

03
May
2018

Enterprising Chinese Australians in the early 20th century: capital, sociability, and diaspora nationalism

Kuo Mei-fen
Taking the case of Chinese Australian businesses in the early twentieth century, this paper will show how community organizations produced and reproduced the dynamic processes of Chinese enterprises in order to enhance group mobility, social creativity, and commercial strategies.
03
May
2018

Rebuilding macroeconomic theory

David Vines, University of Oxford

In this talk David Vines will describe the Rebuilding Macroeconomic Theory Project, which led to a number of papers in the Oxford Review of Economics Policy, by authors including Paul Krugman, Olivier Blanchard, Joe Stiglitz and Simon Wren Lewis.

04
May
2018

Navigating the emerging world order - Melbourne

Associate Professor Michael Clarke and Dr Michael Cohen

The security landscape is changing rapidly. Challenges to the US-led security order are advancing faster than anticipated.

07
May
2018

Hindi Taster Class

Dr Peter Friedlander

Hindi is the primary official language of India, and as such is crucial for a student with a passion for India and its culture and society.

07
May
2018

Involving men in ending violence against women: book launch

Dr Joyce Wu, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; and Helen Szoke AO, Executive Director of Oxfam Australia.

Involving men to stop violence against women is a global trend, with celebrity-endorsed campaigns such as HeforShe and White Ribbon being hailed as progress in changing male behaviour.

08
May
2018

Navigating the emerging world order - Adelaide

Dr Jennifer Hunt and Dr Tim Legrand

The security landscape is changing rapidly. Challenges to the US-led security order are advancing faster than anticipated.

08
May
2018

The changing welfare of rural households in the vicinity of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania

Emma Aisbett, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Large-scale foreign land acquisitions (LSFLAs) are proving to be one of the most contested aspects of globalization and development.

09
May
2018

2018 aid budget breakfast

Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU.

The Aid Budget Breakfast is back for its sixth edition. Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre will bring you Devpolicy’s annual Australian aid update. Will there be further cuts? If so, where will they fall?

09
May
2018

Impacts of the Exchange-Traded Funds purchasing program on the Nikkei 225

Kimie Harada, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy.

After extensive experience in Japanese government committees and research into financial systems and services, Kimie Harada will present her findings on the impacts of the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) purchasing program.

10
May
2018

Activating systems change - methodological foundations and opportunities

Professor Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Director of the Institute for Environmental Systems Research; and Assistant Professor Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

This breakfast event is presented by ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and UNSW Canberra Public Service Research Group.

10
May
2018

Navigating the emerging world order - Sydney

Associate Professor Michael Clarke and Dr Michael Cohen

The security landscape is changing rapidly. Challenges to the US-led security order are advancing faster than anticipated.

10
May
2018

Universal Values and Chinese Characteristics: A Perspective through the Revival of Confucianism in China Today

Hoyt Tillman
The interactions and tensions between Western and Chinese ideas and values have a long and complex history. In recent years, however, hostility in China to Western claims about “universal values” has become so intense that they now lead the list of topics that should not be discussed in China. This paper will explore the issue through the lens of the contemporary revival of Confucianism. It will focus on the recent promotion of the universal significance of Zhu Xi’s Family Instructions. What might we learn about the struggle over universal values by surveying the claims of Contemporary Confucians in China?
10
May
2018

Transforming Australia into an outward-looking economy: why the 1940s matters

David Vines, University of Oxford.

In this talk Professor Vines will describe the radical shift in thinking by the generation of economists who worked in Canberra during and immediately after World War II, including Nugget Coombs, John Crawford, Lyndhurst Giblin, Leslie Melville, and, e

11
May
2018

Testing the Dutch disease: the impact of natural resources extraction on the manufacturing sector

Donny Pasaribu, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

Empirical evidence of the Dutch disease in manufacturing has been mixed and inconclusive. This research tests Dutch disease theory by measuring the impact of natural resource rents on manufacturing value added.

11
May
2018

Testing the Dutch disease: the impact of natural resources extraction on the manufacturing sector

Donny Pasaribu, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

Empirical evidence of the Dutch disease in manufacturing has been mixed and inconclusive. This research tests Dutch disease theory by measuring the impact of natural resource rents on manufacturing value added.

11
May
2018

Navigating the emerging world order - Brisbane

Professor Rory Medcalf and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex

The security landscape is changing rapidly. Challenges to the US-led security order are advancing faster than anticipated.

14
May
2018

Thai Taster Class

Chintana Sandilands

Thai is the national and official language of Thailand and spoken by about 60 million people. The study of Thai is essential for anyone wishing to understand Thailand's culture, society and long history.

15
May
2018

Post budget policy forum: Tell us what you really think!

Steve Sedgwick AO, Jane Halton AO PSM, Professor Helen Sullivan, Dr John Hewson AM,Phil Coorey
Tell us what you really think: what does the 2018-19 budget mean for Australia next year and for our longer term trajectory?
15
May
2018

Film Screening: Aliko and Ambai

Theresa Meki, Assistant Producer, Aliko and Ambai, and PhD Candidate, ANU.

Aliko and Ambai is a new feature film from Papua New Guinea that takes its audience into the world of two young women navigating the hurdles of poverty, violence, forced marriage and abuse as they endeavour to build a future for themselves.

18
May
2018

Tariff liberalisation in Myanmar: an intertemporal CGE analysis

Sun Htoo Aung, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

Since 2011, Myanmar’s government has launched a series of economic reforms including partial liberalisation of international trade and finance.

19
May
2018

Culture and Political Change in Contemporary Taiwan

The official end of Martial Law in 1987 marked a significant moment in Taiwan’s process of democratization and the consequent period of rapid change.

19
May
2018

Metal Politics: From Stage to Congress

Freddy Tshiong-tso Lim
Freddy Tshiong-tso Lim 林昶佐, the lead vocalist of Taiwanese metal band Chthonic is also a Member of the Legislative Yuan. In this talk, he will share how his experience as a human rights activist and politician has influenced his music. He will address his vision and mission for the future of the relationship between China and Taiwan, and discuss how the national identity of Taiwan's younger generation should be understood.
21
May
2018

Mandarin Taster Class

Dr Fengyuan Ji

Mandarin, or Modern Chinese, is the official language of China and one of the world's major languages. As Australia's future is increasingly tied to the rise of China as a world power, the importance of Mandarin will continue to grow.

22
May
2018

Where there is fire there is haze: the economic and political causes of Indonesia’s forest fires

Russell Toth, The University of Sydney.

Annual forest fires raise substantial health, environmental and economic costs for Indonesia and its neighbours.

22
May
2018

The tax challenges arising from digitalisation: an international perspective

David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

As the Head of Tax Policy at the OECD, David Bradbury led the team that recently delivered the

23
May
2018

Dangers to democracy in India?

Prof Katharine Adeney, University of Nottingham

India is often cited as being the world’s largest democracy.

23
May
2018

Japanese Taster Class

Dr Shunichi Ishihara

*Please note this event will be held in BPB W1.17 (not W1.21 where previous taster classes have been held)*

31
May
2018

The China Model: Beijing’s Economic Statecraft Across Asia and Europe

James Reilly
Drawing upon my current book manuscript, this talk will explore how Chinese leaders' dependence upon economic agencies, state-owned enterprises and local officials shapes both the strategies and effectiveness of China's economic statecraft. Drawing upon two years of field research across mainland Asia and Europe, the presentation will also compare the findings from two case studies: North Korea and Myanmar.
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