Events November 2018

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?

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?
01
Nov
2018

Myanmar Transformed? Probing Change and Continuity in Post-2011 Myanmar

ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute Myanmar Studies Programme Seminar

 
Location
ISEAS Seminar Room 2
ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute
01
Nov
2018

Spirit possession in modern China: demons, missionaries, and anthropologists

Benjamin Penny
The Reverend John Livingstone Nevius (1829-1893), a American Presbyterian missionary in China from 1854, had all but completed his book Demon Possession and Allied Themes, being an inductive study of phenomena of our own times when he died in 1893. This paper examines Nevius’s researches, and uses his example to look again at the assumptions and presuppositions western scholars have made when studying spirit possessions.
01
Nov
2018

Opening night 'Living Water: Journeying in inks'

Water is the life blood of civilisations and an important element in many spiritual traditions all over the world. This exhibition draws on the ancient traditions of Chinese brush work, interpreted through the lens of European abstraction. The works embody Ella Whateley’s travel and learnings around the island of Taiwan.
01
Nov
2018

Launch of 'Does ASEAN Matter? A View From Within'

Dr Marty Natalegawa, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, and distinguished ANU alumnus; and ANU Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans.
Join us for the Australian launch of Does ASEAN Matter? A View From Within by the highly-regarded diplomat Marty Natalegawa, former Ambassador and Foreign Minister of Indonesia.
 
02
Nov
2018

Living Water: Journeying in inks

Water is the life blood of civilisations and an important element in many spiritual traditions all over the world. This exhibition draws on the ancient traditions of Chinese brush work, interpreted through the lens of European abstraction. The works embody Ella Whateley’s travel and learnings around the island of Taiwan.
02
Nov
2018

Estimating the impact of a natural disaster on remittances in the Philippines: Evidence from Typhoon Haiyan

Christopher Cabuay, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

International remittances often play a substantial role during times of crises following natural disasters. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan crossed the Philippines, affecting approximately 3.4 million families.

02
Nov
2018

House price and credit cycles: Effects of global liquidity and risk perception

Satoshi Tobe (Kwansei Gakuin University)

This presentation explores the determinants of house prices and bank credit.

02
Nov
2018

New Caledonia: social inequality, rebalancing and decolonisation

Florence Faberon , University of Clermont Auvergne, France

A democratic society is one in which there is respect for the rule of law and a commitment to values enhancing social cohesion. It needs to be underpinned by public policies aimed at the general good, including reduction of inequality.

05
Nov
2018

Human capital development in the digitalisation era

HE Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Sri Mulyani Indrawati is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, under President Joko Widodo since 2016, and was previously in the same post under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono from 2005 to 2010.

06
Nov
2018

The Indonesia energy technology assessment study

Arif Syed, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Indonesia is planning to undertake a huge expansion in its electricity base in the next few years. Installed capacity is expected to increase significantly over the current capacity by 2025.

06
Nov
2018

ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival

Dr Elly Kent, ANU Indonesia Institute, and others.
ReelOzInd! aims to raise awareness and improve understanding between Australians and Indonesians. Although we are close neighbours, we know surprisingly little about each other.
06
Nov
2018

Should robots replace public servants?

Professor Mari Velonaki, Professor Donald Moynihan, Charles McHardie and Associate Professor Helen Dickinson

In a globalised, digitised and networked world, what will public services look like and what kind of public service will we need?

08
Nov
2018

Deep Conversation: the many tipping points before 1.5C

The report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was another reminder of the urgency and seriousness of the climate change challenge. But climate change needs to be placed in the broader, longer-term perspective.

08
Nov
2018

Long Lunch One

Sponsored by ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, the Long Lunch is a meeting place for good food and interesting chats - across cultures and across disciplines.
 
08
Nov
2018

Corporate political activity agents: Understanding how firms use expert consultants to exchange information with regulators of risky products (M.Phil Final)

Lisa Buffinton
A Master’s thesis on how firms use expert consultants to exchange information with regulators of risky products.
08
Nov
2018

How did they win the $10 million Grand Challenges?

The ANU Grand Challenges Scheme has offered opportunities for researchers to think big and beyond their home discipline.
08
Nov
2018

Rusted off: political action and change in country Australia

Gabrielle Chan, Peter Holding, Associate Professor Carolyn Hendriks, Dr Jill Sheppard and Denis Ginnivan
As country Australia increasingly turns away from its traditional ‘rusted on’ voting patterns, communities are testing new options for both representation and policy solutions.
 
09
Nov
2018

An integrated theory of subjective well-being

Mark Fabian, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

Subjective well-being scholarship has opened valuable new vistas in wellbeing research over the past four decades or so.

12
Nov
2018

International Hierarchy, Legitimacy, and the Founding of Joseon Korea

Ji-Young Lee

How is hierarchy created and maintained in international politics?

13
Nov
2018

Deep Conversation: Are we ready for AI?

With the recent surge in R&D and commercialisation of AI technology, there has been corresponding growth of interest in the risks and benefits that it may deliver.
13
Nov
2018

Long Lunch Two

Sponsored by ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA) and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, the Long Lunch is a meeting place for good food and interesting chats - across cultures and across disciplines.
 
13
Nov
2018

Distributional analysis of the role of breadth and persistence of multiple deprivation in the health gradient measured by biomarkers

Kompal Sinha, Macquarie University

We construct measures of absolute and relative deprivation, and use these measures along with a range of nurse-measured biomarkers (BMI, C-reactive protein and HbA1c) to analyse the relationship between socioeconomic status and health, employing the un

13
Nov
2018

What expertise do you need to be an excellent interdisciplinary researcher?

This Interdisciplinary Masterclass is a continuation from the session on 'How did they win the $10 million Grand Challenges?' on 8th November.
13
Nov
2018

Defending Australia

Join Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific, and a panel of experts for the launch of Australian Foreign Affairs 4, Defending Australia.
 
13
Nov
2018

Australia-China relations at the crossroads?

Professor the Honourable Bob Carr
Professor the Honourable Bob Carr will deliver the 2018 CIW Annual Lecture on Australia-China relations and Australia's role as a US ally and a partner of the Chinese.
13
Nov
2018

Building a better feedback loop

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Federal Member for Fenner, Shadow Assistant Treasurer

Assessing whether policies work is fundamental to good government. Yet all too often, program evaluation is low-quality or non-existent.

14
Nov
2018

Femili PNG Film Screening: Power Meri

David Westley

Join the Development Policy Centre and Femili PNG on November 14 for a screening of the incredible film, Power Meri.

15
Nov
2018

India Update 2018 – Voices of difference: minority positions in a majoritarian world

Professor G.N. Devy, founder director of the Bhasha Research and Publication Center, India; and more.
The South Asia Research Institute at ANU announces its biennial conference that brings together scholars, policymakers and cultural practitioners to take stock of recent developments.
15
Nov
2018

Changing Our Worlds: Arts as Transformative Practice

Michelle LeBaron
In this session, participants will explore how and why arts practices can generate transformative change in public spaces and organisations. Inherently participatory, arts enhance belonging. Belonging is one of our earliest impulses; it shapes and is shaped by our relationships. Yet not everyone belongs equally. This workshop connects art-making to social justice, drawing on Michelle’s work as an international mediation and reconciliation practitioner.
15
Nov
2018

Self-Organised Collectives: 'Amateur' Photography Groups in China, 1977-1988

Chen Shuxia
Through the study of five amateur photography groups active in Beijing between 1977 and 1988, this research investigates how different ways of self-organising cohorts provided communal space for these collectives to learn and practice photography, from the private spaces in the late 1970s to emerging public spaces in the 1980s, which resulted in a more plural approach in photographic discourse.
15
Nov
2018

ANU Postgraduate Information Evening

You're invited to the ANU Postgraduate Information Evening on Thursday 15 November at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra.

15
Nov
2018

No meaning or control: democracy’s future in the face of domestic and foreign influences

Dr Jennifer S Hunt, Dr Adam Henschke and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex
As Australia gears up for a series of state and federal elections and the United States is in the grip of the 2018 midterms, this is an opportune time to ask some powerful questions about the shape democracies are taking.
 
16
Nov
2018

Risk aversion among Australian households: Empirical evidence from panel data

Owen Freestone, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper explores the extent of risk aversion among Australian households using panel data on consumption and wealth from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey.

19
Nov
2018

The cascading impact of disasters in a warming world

Dr Robert Glasser — Honorary Associate Professor, College of Asia and the Pacific

The recently released IPCC Special Scientific Report, “Global Warming of 1.5°C” highlighted the historically unprecedented scale of the changes required in energy, land, urban and industrial systems to achieve the 1.5 degrees limit and the enormity of

20
Nov
2018

Kyrgyzstan: A Central Asian transition economy at the crossroads

Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Hal Hill, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Among the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan was an early mover in economic and political liberalisation.

20
Nov
2018

Disruptions Series Finale - Disaster Capitalism

Various
Please join us at RegNet for our Disruption Series Finale event to view the documentary film Disaster Capitalism
20
Nov
2018

John Gee Memorial Lecture: Preserving and promoting multilateralism to address 21st century challenges

Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

In recent years, international institutions, multilateral agreements, and long-established global norms have come under pressure at a seemingly unprecedented rate.

21
Nov
2018

Institutional renewal and family planning in Indonesia

Emeritus Professor Terry Hull (ANU)

Once hailed as an unparalleled success story at a time the world struggled with the challenge of rapid population growth, Indonesia’s Family Planning program is now regarded as lethargic, if not dead in the water.

21
Nov
2018

Operations, optics and the Oval Office: national security in challenging times

Nicholas Rasmussen, former Director of the US National Counterterrorism Center
The role of intelligence in supporting strategy and policy is an issue of ongoing interest and debate.
 
22
Nov
2018

Improved methods for combining point forecasts for an asymmetrically distributed variable

Professor Shaun Vahey, University of Warwick

Many studies have found that forecast combination improves forecast accuracy. An often-used approach developed by Granger and Ramanathan (GR, 1984) utilises a linear-Gaussian regression model to combine point forecasts.

22
Nov
2018

Book launch: Hidden Horrors - Japanese War Crimes in World War II

Yuki Tanaka, author of 'Hidden Horrors - Japanese War Crimes in World War II'

This event will see the launch of the second edition of Professor Yuki Tanaka's book Hidden Horrors - Japanese War Crimes in World War II (Rowman & Littlefield 2017).  Professor Tanaka will give a lecture on Okuzaki Kenzo and his

22
Nov
2018

APS Review update: IPAA ACT Future Leaders Series finale 2018

Mr David Williamson, PMC; Professor Helen Sullivan, Crawford School

IPAA ACT and the Future Leaders Committee proudly presents the finale event for 2018 at Crawford School of Public Policy.

23
Nov
2018

Commodity diversification and export performance: a comparative study of Asian developing countries

Alongkorn Tanasritunyakul, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

There has been renewed emphasis on the potential benefits of diversifying the commodity composition of exports in order to promote export expansion.

23
Nov
2018

Revisiting the income elasticity of energy consumption: an OECD & non-OECD country panel analysis

Brantley Liddle, National University of Singapore

Estimating the relationship between economic development and energy demand and determining whether that relationship changes as levels of development change have been popular questions in energy economics.

23
Nov
2018

Three faces of innovative bureaucracy for policy integration (PhD Final)

Ryan Wong
Innovative bureaucracy is an oxymoron. The slow-grinding and incremental nature of policy development stamps any imagination and creativity out of a bureaucrat. Policy entrepreneurs in the sustainable development field use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda as a contagion to spread sustainability principles and ideas across the government ministries.
26
Nov
2018

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language Summer School 2018

The Centre’s annual Summer School is a flagship educational event on Australia’s linguistics calendar.

27
Nov
2018

IMF World Economic Outlook October 2018

Malhar Nabar, International Monetary Fund

This presentation will discuss issues facing the global economy 10 years after the 2008 financial crisis, based on the recently launched edition of the IMF’s flagship publication, World Economic Outlook, October 2018.

27
Nov
2018

Public Lecture: Studying the vernacular in the vernacular by the vernacular speakers - the case of the Kulu Language Institute in the Solomon Islands

Dr Alpheaus Graham Zobule

Join us for the 2018 CoEDL Summer School public lecture on Tuesday 27 November: Studying The Vernacular In The Vernacular By The Vernacular Speakers: The Case of The Kulu Language Institute In The Solomon Islands.

29
Nov
2018

The 10 Year Rollercoaster of Global Health Equity: Power, Progress & Pitfalls

Professor Jeff Collin, Professor Louise Signal, Professor Sharon Friel, Professor Fran Baum
29
Nov
2018

Public lecture: The linguistics of the internet

Gretchen McCulloch

Join us for the 2018 CoEDL Summer School public lecture on Thursday 29 November: The Linguistics of the Internet: Why online language matters.

30
Nov
2018

The role of imported intermediate inputs in Indonesia’s manufacturing exports

Deasy Pane, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper provides empirical evidence on the impact of imported intermediate inputs on firms’ manufacturing exports in Indonesia.

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