Events September 2019

21
Jun
2019

Exhibition - Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia

This major exhibition of contemporary Indonesian art will showcase 20 of the most exciting emerging and established artists from Bali and Java’s key artistic centres of Bandung, Yogyakarta and Jakarta.
 
03
Sep
2019

The Xinjiang emergency: exploring the context, evidence and implications

Michael Clarke, Elise Anderson, Darren Byler, Sandrine Catris, Thomas Cliff, Timothy A. Grose, Anna Hayes, Samantha Hoffman, James Leibold, Sean Roberts, Joanne Smith-Finley

This all-day conference will provide a critical examination of the mass detention of Uyghurs (and other Turkic Muslims) in “reeducation” camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by providing analysis of the available evidence, historical a

03
Sep
2019

Land governance and the research-policy interface in the Asia-Pacific

Various

The IPCC’s recent report Climate Change and Land highlights the crucial role of land governance in addressing pressing global challenges such as climate change, and in promoting socially and environmentally sustainable development.

03
Sep
2019

Shaping society through stories: narrative as regulation

Desmond Manderson, Myra Mentari Abubakar, Miranda Forsyth, Ashley Schram

04
Sep
2019

Persistency in teachers' grading bias and effects on longer-term outcomes: university admission exams and choice of field of study

Rigissa Megalokonomou, University of Queensland

Recent research has focused on what shapes gender differences in academic achievement and students’ choice of university field of study.

04
Sep
2019

Are the Pacific islands insurable? Challenges and opportunities for disaster risk finance

Vijaya Ramachandran

There are several efforts underway in the Pacific Islands to insure public and private assets against natural disasters such as cyclones and earthquakes.

05
Sep
2019

Towards a more democratic United Nations

Various

We all face some increasingly critical global challenges to our future, involving issues such as continued global warming of the planet, and possible nuclear annihilation.

05
Sep
2019

Innovative Language Education Symposium

The symposium brings together national and international leaders in language education to map out their visions of what constitutes innovative language education today and share and discuss the pressing national and international issues surrounding lan

05
Sep
2019

Australia and Africa: a new friend from the South?

Dr Nikola Pijović

Has Australian foreign and security policy paid Africa the attention that it deserves?

06
Sep
2019

ANU Indonesia Update 2019

Edward Aspinall (ANU), Diego Fossati (City University of Hong Kong), Sana Jaffrey (The University of Chicago), Nava Nuraniyah (Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict) and many more

From stagnation to regression? Indonesian democracy after twenty years

06
Sep
2019

From stagnation to regression? Indonesian democracy after twenty years

Thomas Power

Indonesia is a rare case of democratic transition and persistence in Southeast Asia. But like many other countries around the world, Indonesia’s democracy increasingly shows signs of fragility and even regression.

06
Sep
2019

Examining the water market in Metro Manila: an analysis of the dynamics of investment policy through household investment

Albert Lamberte

Privatising the water market in Metro Manila improved the efficiency of water services to households, but insufficient supply and tariff increases may limit these gains.

10
Sep
2019

Growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific: opportunities, risks and the Asian Development Bank’s role

Takehiko Nakao, ADB

The presentation will look at economic growth in Asia and the Pacific and the increasing prominence of this region’s contribution to world growth.

10
Sep
2019

Changing the story: narration and framing in regulation and governance

Professor Anthea Roberts, Elizabeth Boulton, Mark Kenny, Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth

10
Sep
2019

Asia Pacific Seminar Series: World on fire - MELBOURNE

Melbourne, you're invited to the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Seminar Series.
10
Sep
2019

In Conversation with Richard Baldwin

Professor Richard Baldwin, Professor Anthea Roberts and Dr Jenny Gordon

Professor Richard Baldwin will be in conversation with Professor Anthea Roberts on Richard’s book The Globotics Upheaval.

11
Sep
2019

The future of US government assistance to fragile states

Vijaya Ramachandran

Many donors are rethinking how aid can better confront fragility and support governments and communities to build resilience. The United States is the top provider of official development assistance to fragile states but this aid

11
Sep
2019

The future of US government assistance to fragile states

Vijaya Ramachandran

Many donors are rethinking how aid can better confront fragility and support governments and communities to build resilience. The United States is the top provider of official development assistance to fragile states but this aid

11
Sep
2019

Institutional Disrespect

Dr Ibolya (Ibi) Losoncz, Atem Atem, Karen Middleton

11
Sep
2019

Asia Pacific Seminar Series: World on fire - SYDNEY

Sydney, you're invited to the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Seminar Series.
 
'World on fire: Are democracy and liberalism in our region going up in smoke?'
 
12
Sep
2019

2019 Mitchell Oration — Unfinished business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all

Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA

The year 2019 marks two important milestones in the field of reproductive health: 50 years since UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, began operations, and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population a

12
Sep
2019

Asia Pacific Seminar Series: World on fire - BRISBANE

Melbourne, you're invited to the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Seminar Series.
 
'World on fire: Are democracy and liberalism in our region going up in smoke?'
 
13
Sep
2019

Bilateral trade interdependence and political relations: evidence from Asia’s giants in the post-Cold War era

Vishesh Agarwal

Do political tensions impact trade flows between countries? Or do increased trade flows lead to a reduction of political conflict?

17
Sep
2019

Narration and re-narration through multiple genres and creative media

Jono Lineen, Dr Mai Sato, Dr Graeme Smith, Dr Gordon Peake

17
Sep
2019

The Singapore School: technocracy or less

Michael Barr, Flinders University

The key to Singapore’s attraction as a model for the developing world is its technocratic system of government.

18
Sep
2019

Advancing regional security through Pacific empowerment

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, Director General, FFA

With increasing pressures on Pacific island fisheries from foreign fishing interests, climate change and growing food security needs, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has an important role to secure the sustainable management of the reg

19
Sep
2019

Converging currents: governance of living waters in the West Kimberley

Kat Taylor

Water governance plays a critical role in Australia’s quest for water security. However, the dominant discourse underpinning Australian frameworks for water governance contests First People’s water responsibilities and rights.

19
Sep
2019

Malaysian Indians: Finding a Political Voice

Dr Carl Vadivella Belle

In 2007 a new movement known as the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) organised a series of actions which captured gathering Indian anger and resentment.

19
Sep
2019

China’s Silent Land Reform: 1958-1962

Wuna Reilly
This seminar examines the heated debates within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership between 1958 and 1962 over the issue of collective land, drawing on diverse primary sources, including CCP leaders’ reports and letters, policy documents, production team accounting data, and farmers’ diaries. While China’s divergence from the Soviet-style rural economy is often associated with the reforms of the late 1970s, the research presented here instead highlights the significance of the 1962 reforms for China’s present-day collective owned land regime (COLR).
20
Sep
2019
20
Sep
2019

Determinants and effects of corruption: causal evidence from Indonesian districts

Adrianus Hendrawan

Largely undetected under the Soeharto era, Indonesia’s recent democratisation led to recognition of the severity of corruption and a massive anti-corruption agenda, particularly through the establishment of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

24
Sep
2019

Changing the story book: Re-narration and re-storying as pathways to transformation

Kanika Samuels-Wortley, Aileen Marwung Walsh, Dr Deb Cleland, Associate Professor Kate Henne

24
Sep
2019

Strengthening safeguard capacity in the Pacific: evaluating ADB’s technical assistance

Mr Ari Perdana

In this seminar, Mr Ari Perdana, an evaluation specialist at the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank, will discuss the outcomes of an evaluation focussing on environmental, involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples saf

24
Sep
2019

Strengthening safeguard capacity in the Pacific: evaluating ADB’s technical assistance

Mr Ari Perdana & Ms Susanna Price

In this seminar, Mr Ari Perdana, an evaluation specialist at the Independent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank, will discuss the outcomes of an evaluation focussing on environmental, involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples saf

24
Sep
2019

Restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants and tax effort of Panchayats in India

Raghbendra Jha, ACDE, The ANU

This paper examines the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of Panchayats (Elected Village Councils) using nationally-representative panel data on finances.

25
Sep
2019

Embracing family, Islam and work: women’s economic empowerment in Islamising Indonesia

Minako Sakai, UNSW Canberra

This study aims to examine how middle-class Muslim women are dealing with the contradictory gender expectations arising from their economic and domestic roles.

26
Sep
2019

The dynamics of technology and hours worked

Daniel Silva Withmory, PhD Student, CAMA

In this seminar, Daniel Silva Withmory will present his paper that analyses the responses of output and hours worked to shocks that have permanent and transitory effects on output.

26
Sep
2019

China’s Tech-Enhanced Authoritarianism

Samantha Hoffman
The Chinese Communist Party’s priority is to pre-empt all perceived threats to state security, which means the Party must not only protect its existing power, but also continuously expand its power outward. Information fuels the CCP’s power protection and enables the tools used to make it stick. Tools include “smart cities technologies” and the “social credit system”. The Party attempts to control international discourse on China and the channels through which individuals, businesses, and governments, can engage with China. It expects technology to enhance the sophistication of this process.
26
Sep
2019

A Southern Perspective on Things: China, Climate Change, and Ghosts

Professor Lung Yingtai 龍應台
Professor Lung Yingtai 龍應台, Taiwan's first Minister of Culture (2012-2014), discusses the Weltanschauung of her southern compatriots, which differs from the policy makers of Taipei.
27
Sep
2019

Real exchange rate misalignment in developing countries: measurement, determinants, and policy issues

Wishnu Mahraddika

This paper examines real exchange rate misalignment and its determinants in 62 developing countries from 1980-2014. The analysis is based on an alternative measure of RER more consistent with the original concept than the commonly used measure.

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