Events October 2018

12
Sep
2018

Upcoming CartoGIS events

CartoGIS Services is hosting a number of events for CAP HDR students and CAP academic and professional staff this semester.

17
Sep
2018

The Colours of Anthropology: A Visual Anthropology Exhibition

The Colours of Anthropology photography exhibition is an exploration of sensory ethnography with a particular focus on colour. It showcases the photographs of ANU anthropologists taken during their research “in the field” in various places around the world. The exhibition will run for four weeks, from 14 September to October 12, 2018.
20
Sep
2018

GIS Analysis for Research (GIS101)

Learn a range of simple GIS analyses which can support your research.

02
Oct
2018

Poverty alleviation can be an effective conservation strategy

Rhita Simorangkir, CERGE-EI, Charles University

Two of the great global challenges of the 21st century are to reduce poverty and slow tropical deforestation. Solutions to these challenges are often framed as conflicting with each other.

02
Oct
2018

The enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Film screening

Directed by Rann Quinn, The Enforced Disappearance of Sombath Somphone surveys the life of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone.

03
Oct
2018

Wines of Japan and statistics on wine

Kimie Harada, ANU visiting fellow and professor at Chuo University

It is only in the last 30 years that the quality of Japan Wine (wine made solely from grapes grown in Japan) has improved greatly and the country has become capable of producing world-class wines.

03
Oct
2018

Sharon Bessell - Inspiring Women of ANU

Professor Sharon Bessell

Who Counts? Research as a Pathway to More Inclusive Societies

03
Oct
2018

Using Model Builder to enhance workflow in ArcGIS (half-day workshop) (GIS204)

Are you interested in increasing the efficiency of your GIS use?

ArcGIS’s ModelBuilder provides a visual language to facilitate spatial tasks. It makes it easy to visually combine and adjust sequences of tools into an integrated workflow.

03
Oct
2018

Remaking Chinese hard power: the rebirth of the People's Liberation Army

Adam Ni
Since 2015, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has undergone the most sweeping and comprehensive transformation since at least the 1960s. This is driven largely by elite politics, and China's pursuit of a world-class military. The transformation of the PLA has significantly affected its internal politics, institutional structure, and strategic thinking. This seminar will provide an overview of these key developments, and outline their implications for China's hard power and elite politics in the years ahead.
04
Oct
2018

Facts and fears: Hard truths from a life in intelligence

Mr James R Clapper AO

When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence adviser for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined.

08
Oct
2018

Talk to us about study in 2019

Cecily Stewart, National Recruitment and Development

Are you considering your options for graduate study in 2019 to enhance your career working in and with government?

08
Oct
2018

‘We’ll Save Ourselves’: Reflexivity and Modernity in Taiwan’s Contemporary Student Movements

Rowena Ebsworth
This thesis seeks to understand the Sunflower Student Movement and its significance in Taiwan, by tracking the major student-led movements that preceded it. Beginning with the Wild Strawberry Movement of 2008, this thesis asks how and why young activists became prominent in Taiwan’s civil society, and what this reveals about the broader socio-political structure.
08
Oct
2018

Youth for a New Taiwan: Music, Media and New Politics

Graeme Read
The research project examines the rise of youth activism in Taiwan from the 2014 sunflower student movement period and into the first term of Tsai Ing-wen’s presidency. This mid-term review presents the findings of extensive fieldwork amongst newly emerged minor political parties contesting the 2016 elections.
09
Oct
2018

Ten years after the financial crisis: What have we learned from the Renaissance in fiscal research?

Valerie Ramey, University of California- San Diego

In this seminar, Valerie Ramey will present an overview of her paper “Ten years after the financial crisis: What have we learned from the Renaissance in fiscal research?”

09
Oct
2018

Connecting gender equality and reducing poverty

Dr Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Corp

Dr Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender at the World Bank Group, is recognised internationally as an expert on gender and development.

09
Oct
2018

Does payroll tax affect firm behaviour?

Mr Ben Ralston, The Treasury

Payroll tax has been frequently singled out as having an adverse effect on businesses and the economy in general. Payroll tax is levied by the States against the total sum of remuneration of employees within a firm for each dollar above a threshold.

09
Oct
2018

How big is the economy-wide rebound effect?

David Stern, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Improvements in energy efficiency usually induce increases in the demand for energy services so that the energy savings are less than the improvement in efficiency.

09
Oct
2018

Empire, Law and Identity: Immigration and Naturalization under Tang Law

Victor Fong
Ethnic conflicts and identity politics have captured global attention in recent years, with heated debates over how to define ‘us’ and ‘others’, and how to establish appropriate political and social orders. This seminar will look back to history and explore how these problems were handled in medieval China.
10
Oct
2018

Evaluating willingness to pay for clean air: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Japan

Shuhei Nishitateno (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Do people pay for cleaner air? This paper measures the extent to which a reduction in ambient concentrations of suspended particulate matter (SPM) increased residential land prices in metropolitan areas in Japan.

11
Oct
2018

2018 Malaysia Update - Regime change in Malaysia: how, why and the future

The ANU Malaysia Institute will hold the 2018 Malaysia Update conference on Thursday 11 October, and Friday 12 October.

12
Oct
2018

The impact of district minimum wage on employment by firms in Indonesia

Nurina Merdikawati, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

Since decentralisation, many Indonesian districts have introduced minimum wage rates. This paper examines the effect of district minimum wages on employment in the formal manufacturing sector in Java, using data for the period 2005–2013.

16
Oct
2018

Power, Protest, Norms and Networks: Fossil fuels and the new politics of climate change

Fergus Green, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science
16
Oct
2018

Wage convergence and trade

Yixiao Zhou, ANU and Curtin University

We examine differences in wage rates across countries for workers in the same industry, distinguishing between low- medium- and high-skill groups. These differences are large and persistent.

17
Oct
2018

The emergence of a parallel world: The misperception problem for bank balance sheet risk and lending behaviour

Hitoshi Inoue (Sapporo Gakuin University)

We examine the reason that there have coexisted the two opposing views on distressed banks’ lending behaviour in Japan’s post-bubble period: the one is the stagnant lending in a capital crunch and the other is the forbearance lending to low-quality bor

17
Oct
2018

Evaluating the Indonesia Free Pasung Movement: Stopping physical restraint of the mentally ill in rural Java

Aliza Hunt (ANU)

Aliza Hunt (ANU), Robert Ern Yuan Guth (Settlement Services International), Diana Setiyawati (University of Gadjah Mada)

17
Oct
2018

The Australian launch of the World Development Report 2019: The changing nature of work

Michal Rutkowski

The World Bank’s 2019 World Development Report studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today.

17
Oct
2018
18
Oct
2018

The politics of (in-)justice in contemporary China

Elisa Nesossi
Since the early 2000s, the Chinese discourse on law and justice has become associated with accounts of miscarriages of justice. This seminar explores changes in the administration of China’s criminal justice over the last thirty years by tracing the ways in which cases of miscarriages of justice have been handled through the Jiang, Hu, and Xi eras. It highlights how the public disclosure of errors in the justice system has resulted in legal reforms and, at the same time, has benefitted China’s ruling party’s governance agendas and legitimacy.
19
Oct
2018

Supply-side determinants of product scope: Evidence from Indonesian manufacturing plants

Chandra Putra, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This study explores the factors affecting firms’ decisions on how many types of products to produce (their ‘product scope’). A theoretical model is presented.

23
Oct
2018

Regulating transparency in corporate supply chains: Australia’s draft Modern Slavery Act

Jolyon Ford
Transparency does not necessarily yield accountability, nor trigger internal behavioural changes in business. What conditions might determine whether mandatory reporting regimes deliver these objectives? This seminar explores what theoretical basis there might be for the new wave of legislative schemes that seek to compel businesses to report on human rights risks, but which do not prescribe any penalty for non-reporting.
23
Oct
2018

The merit order effect of renewable electricity generation in Australia

Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, RMIT

Electricity generation from renewable energy sources in Australia has expanded rapidly. The share of electricity generated by renewables rose from 8 per cent in 2000 to 17 per cent in 2017.

23
Oct
2018

One Hundred Years of the Morrison Collection at the Tōyō Bunko (Oriental Library): Library, Museum, and Research

HAMASHITA Takeshi
In October 1917, the collection of the Asiatic Library in Beijing, founded by G. E. Morrison, arrived in Tokyo. In the collection, there were books, manuscripts, various pamphlets, and other materials covering the whole of Asia, with China as its main focus. In total, there were more than 20,000 volumes. In this lecture, Professor Hamashita will introduce the Morrison collection in the Tōyō Bunko using examples from its research projects, exhibitions, and digitisation program to further the mutual understanding of G. E. Morrison and his family’s history.
23
Oct
2018

National Security College graduate studies information evening

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

There has never been a better time to study national security.

23
Oct
2018

Book launch: Hybrid public policy innovations

Jenny Gordon, Robert Breunig, Andrew Podger, Helen Sullivan, Mark Fabian

Politics remains mired in ideological preconceptions about what is optimal, often landing us in bad policy.

24
Oct
2018

Women in National Security Conference 2018

Conference Presenters

The Women in National Security Conference is an exceptional forum on the future of national and international security. It combines a platform for ideas and a place to develop new leadership networks.

24
Oct
2018

Threat of trade wars and financial crises: Asia's response

Mari Pangestu, the University of Indonesia; David Gruen, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; He Fan, Peking University; Shiro Armstrong, ANU; Suman Bery, Brussels think-tank Bruegel; Craig Emerson, ANU

Public forum to launch the Asian Bureau of Economic Research

25
Oct
2018

Argentine economy in the long run and the formation of federal finances

Dr Miguel Angel Asensio

The Argentine economy deserves considerable attention from a historical perspective.

26
Oct
2018

Sustainability of public debt in Sri Lanka under symmetric and asymmetric cointegration among fiscal variables

Shanika Rathnayake, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

The sustainability of public debt in Sri Lanka has become an intensely debated concern. This paper uses data for 1961–2017 to study this issue. The method estimates fiscal reaction functions, using symmetric and asymmetric cointegration techniques.

29
Oct
2018

Postgraduate Program Cafe Pop-ups

Are you ready to give your career a competitive edge? Want to find out more about postgraduate studies at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific? Come down for a chat - your coffee is on us!
 
29
Oct
2018

Panel discussion: championing change from Canberra

Three different perspectives, one destination – Canberra. This event will feature the unique perspectives and personal journeys of three champions for change who have all come to Canberra to help shape the future of the country and the region.
30
Oct
2018

Disruptions

Various
This decade has been described as an ‘Era of Disruption.’ The world has witnessed large scale disruptions across many areas, including in global politics, economic theories and environmental conditions. How can regulation and global governance respond effectively to these disruptions? And how can regulators and other actors work to disrupt problematic governance regimes or use disruptions to achieve helpful reforms?
30
Oct
2018

How bad government can ruin a country: the case of Zimbabwe

David Gadiel, Centre for Independent Studies

The history of Zimbabwe is a portrait of decay and mismanagement that ruined a once-thriving economy.

31
Oct
2018

The effects of the new fiscal rule and creative accounting: Empirical evidence from Japanese municipalities with Hideo Yunoue

Haruaki Hirota (Musashi University)

The purpose of this paper is to analyse creative accounting by fiscal adjustments in Japanese municipalities after the introduction of a new fiscal rule using a seemingly unrelated regression with the difference in differences method.

31
Oct
2018

How do Indonesians’ perceptions of inequality shape their support for redistribution? Evidence from a Randomised Control Trial

Chris Hoy

Using a randomised control trial, we tested whether information about inequality and people’s position in the national income distribution has an effect on their concern about inequality and what they want the government to do about it.

31
Oct
2018

Peace on Korean Peninsula and Asia-Pacific regional cooperation

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until further notice. 

 
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