Events April 2019

28
Mar
2019

GIS Analysis for Research 1 (GIS101)

Learn a range of simple GIS analyses to support research and teaching.
 
02
Apr
2019

Can the authenticity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art be regulated?

Jon Altman
In August 2017 the Minister for Indigenous Affairs instructed the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs to inquire and report on the growing presence of inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander style merchandise for sale across Australia; and to provide options for its restriction. In December 2018 the Committee’s report was completed. In this seminar I critically engage with the Committee’s recommendations and ask ‘Can the authenticity of Indigenous art be effectively regulated?
02
Apr
2019

Trade impact of Australia-China Free Trade Agreement

Professor Ligang Song, Crawford School of Public Policy

The paper examines the impact of the 2015 Australia-China Free Trade Agreement (AusChFTA) on bilateral trade in goods based on the transformed structural gravity equation with a difference-in-difference measure of import shares and tariff changes.

03
Apr
2019

2019 aid budget breakfast

Professor Stephen Howes

The Development Policy Centre has presented its Aid Budget Breakfast every year since 2012.

04
Apr
2019

Addressing commercial influence and power imbalance in intersectoral governance

Dori Patay
The noncommunicable disease (NCD) crisis in the Pacific is in close correlation with the increased demand and supply of unhealthy commodities in the region. Yet the governments of Pacific Island Countries struggle with regulating these goods, because commercial influence fragments, captures and limits policy makers. In her Mid-Term Review presentation, Dori Patay will present the early findings of her PhD research and will demonstrate the ways the persuading power of health can be strengthened in intersectoral policy making.
04
Apr
2019

Asian Development Outlook 2019

Valerie Mercer-Blackman and Ananya Basu, ADB

ADB’s flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2019 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia and the Pacific, including growth projections by country and region.

04
Apr
2019

Developing a teaching philosophy

Professor Michael Wesley, Dr Sally White and Tom Power

Think

04
Apr
2019

Postgraduate Information Evening

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching on the world’s most dynamic region.

05
Apr
2019

Building women’s livelihoods: an evidence-based theory of change

Professor Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics

Trends in gender equality across the world suggest that there has been considerable progress on basic human capabilities of health and education that are conducive to women’s greater participation in the public domain.

08
Apr
2019

Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

Various

In the mid-1990s Myanmar was a dark spot on an otherwise increasingly bright outlook for liberal democratic change in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, in Thailand and Cambodia. Today things appear very different.

08
Apr
2019

Hot Days and the (In)Ability to Work

Professor Anthony Heyes, University of Ottawa

The ability to work is central to most economic and social outcomes.

10
Apr
2019

Water sanitation program in decentralised Eastern Indonesia: the roles of community and social dynamics

Yogi Vidyattama, University of Canberra

Water and sanitation quality remains one of the key challenges in many developing countries including Indonesia.

12
Apr
2019

The effect of fuel prices on traffic flows: evidence from New South Wales

Tong Zhang

Understanding how traffic flows respond to fuel price changes is important for traffic control.

16
Apr
2019

Escaping the Fractal Carbon Trap

Matthew Hoffmann
This talk examines the analytic and practical impact of recasting the governance challenge of decarbonisation in terms of fractal systems. I explore the nature and politics of fractal carbon lock-in and discuss the preliminary results of a six-year project exploring diverse initiatives that seek to disrupt carbon lock-in and usher in decarbonisation.
17
Apr
2019

China’s Power: Hard, Soft and Sharp

Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin, David Brophy James Reilly

The China Story Yearbook: Power Sydney Launch features 'China’s Power:  Hard, Soft and Sharp' panel discussion.

18
Apr
2019

Mobilizing Chinese cultural workers in the service of Japanese occupation, 1939-1945

Jeremy E. Taylor
In this paper, I will examine the ways in which the "collaborationist" Re-organised National Government (RNG) of Wang Jingwei — which administered parts of south and east China from March 1940 through until the end of the war — sought to achieve some degree of autonomy in terms of its propaganda activities. I will examine such questions by looking at visual and performative propaganda manufactured in the name of the RNG.
29
Apr
2019

Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century

Emma Aisbett, Jonathan Bonnitcha and Susan Sell
Foreign Direct Investment and investment governance have become flash points for controversies over environmental protection, public health and policy autonomy. Battles between states and corporations over policies promoting renewable energy, reducing tobacco use, and keeping drugs affordable have been protracted and expensive. Rethinking International Investment Governance offers an exploration of how the system could be reimagined and reformed to better align with sustainable development goals.
30
Apr
2019

Money in retirement: do we have enough?

Brendan Coates, Grattan Institute

The conventional wisdom is that Australians don’t save enough for retirement. But Grattan Institute’s recent report, Money in Retirement, shows this belief is mistaken.

30
Apr
2019

Places of justice in Australian environmental law: Lessons from Victorian and NSW coal-mining towns

Brad Jessup
This talk will discuss the emergence of a concept of environmental justice in Victorian government policy and law reform following the Hazelwood coalmine fire in the Latrobe Valley and in the jurisprudence of the chief justice of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court in relation to proposed coal-mining activities in the Hunter Valley.
30
Apr
2019

Effects of asset purchases and normalisation of US monetary policy

Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, Crawford School of Public Policy, The ANU

This paper examines changes in the effects of unconventional monetary policy in the US. To this end the study estimates a Markov-Switching VAR model with absorbing regimes to capture possible structural changes.

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