Events October 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.
 
01
Oct
2019

Lifestyles of the electric vehicle driver

Dr Lee White

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) still make up only a small percentage of cars on the road.

01
Oct
2019

Long-term effects of Agent Orange on health capital in Vietnam

Nobu Yamashita and Trong Anh Trinh, RMIT

This study examines the long-term health consequences of the spraying of deforestation chemicals by the US military during the Vietnam war.

02
Oct
2019

In search of social protection: The government of poverty and the evolution of entitlements on Indonesia’s rural periphery

John McCarthy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

In response to enduring problems of poverty across the global south, social protection policies (SPPs) have emerged as the main policy approach, with over 60 countries now implementing Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) programs.

03
Oct
2019

Vietnam: political and economic challenges and opportunities

Various

Australia and Vietnam are deepening their relationship, from ‘friendship to mateship’ as Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in his recent State Visit.

03
Oct
2019

De facto bank bailouts

Phong Ngo, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, The ANU

The study shows that the likelihood a defaulting sovereign is granted an IMF loan is increasing with US banks’ exposures to its country.

03
Oct
2019

Bookclub seminar: From Aquino II to Duterte (2010–2018): Change, Continuity—and Rupture

Dr Imelda Deinla, Dr Björn Dressel, Hal Hill, Georgi Engelbrecht, Peter Jennings, Peter Murphy

This RegNet Bookclub seminar introduces the edited volume From Aquino II to Duterte (2010–2018): Change, Continuity—and Rupture

03
Oct
2019

Author Event: The Mercenary Mandarin - Biography by David Leffman

David Leffman

Author David Leffman  talks about his new book
The Mercenary Mandarin

04
Oct
2019

Determinants of productivity growth: a firm level analysis of Vietnam

Hai Thanh Nguyen

This study examines total factor productivity (TFP) and its determinants in Vietnamese manufacturing using firm-level data for the period 2006-2015. TFP is estimated by industry to allow for heterogeneity in technology.

08
Oct
2019

Made in China Webinar Series - Working China: Past, Present, and Future

Various
​What lessons can we garner from the past incarnations of the labour movement in China? What is the predicament of labour activists in the increasingly authoritarian China of today? And what challenges lie ahead for Chinese workers? To answer these questions, the Made in China Journal is hosting a three-part webinar series on the past, present, and future of labour in China.
08
Oct
2019
08
Oct
2019

Women4twenty24: Women’s political representation in India and Indonesia

Dr Tanya Jakimow

In 2019, Asia’s two largest democracies—India and Indonesia—held national elections. In this seminar, these elections provide the starting point to examine how women are faring within their respective electoral systems.

08
Oct
2019

The intergenerational behavioural consequences of a socio-political upheaval

Xin Meng, CBE, The ANU

Social scientists have long been interested in the effects of social-political upheavals on a society subsequently.

10
Oct
2019

Proxy or Patriots?: Diasporic Politics and Performance of the Chinese in Indonesia

Josh Stenberg and Taomo Zhou
Chinese Indonesians are a culturally, socially, and politically diverse group. In the political sphere, and despite the resistance of many overseas Chinese to such characterisations, the overseas Chinese in Indonesia and elsewhere have often been seen as a resource or proxy for Beijing’s advancement of its interests abroad. In the cultural sphere, the Chinese-Indonesian contribution has spanned traditional and modern genres including opera, puppetry and spoken theatre as well as musical forms, thereby profoundly enriching Indonesia's cultural palette. In this seminar, the two speakers will investigate the spaces where high diplomacy, cultural production, and everyday life experiences of the diaspora have intersected since the mid-20th century.
10
Oct
2019

Book Launch: Geopolitics and the Western Pacific

Dr Leszek Buszynski & Professor Michael Wesley

11
Oct
2019

Labour regulation shift and stagnation of labour-intensive manufacturing sector

Nurina Merdikawati

This paper analyses the employment impact of a significant shift to more restrictive labour market regulations in Indonesia in the early 2000s.

11
Oct
2019

Political management: what is it and why should we care?

Jennifer Lees-Marshment, Associate Professor, The University of Auckland

If you want to improve public policy, just having the best proposal is not enough – you must circumvent the multitude of obstacles that the murky reality of politics presents.

11
Oct
2019

A New Chinese Economic Law Order?

Gregory Shaffer

China is incrementally developing a new, decentralised model of trade governance through a web of finance, trade, and investment initiatives involving memorandum of understandings, contracts, and trade and investment treaties.

14
Oct
2019

ANU inaugural Indigenous water forum

Dr Virginia Marshall, Anthony Watson, Eugene Bargo, Cheryl Buchanan

Are Indigenous water rights the ‘Mabo’ issue of our generation?

15
Oct
2019

Mid-term review seminar: Peace, justice and strong institutions: regulating lawyers in Pacific Island countries

David Naylor

This mid-term review seminar demonstrates how lawyers in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) play prominent roles in championing law reform, navigating legal pluralism and in the development of robust democratic and civil society

16
Oct
2019

The internal brain drain: foreign aid, hiring practices, and international migration

Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert

The internal brain drain phenomenon―the poaching of local skilled workers from the public sector by international non‐governmental organisations (INGOs) or international organisations (IOs) in developing countries―is an area of concern for humanitarian

16
Oct
2019

Improving the health of nations: a workshop with Nigel Edwards

Professor Nigel Edwards, Professor Helen Sullivan, and Professor Imogen Mitchell

This workshop will cover a range of examples of practical enablers proven to lead to system-wide improvements, with the opportunity to compare and contrast approaches in different countries and in different contexts.

17
Oct
2019

Is anti-coal anti-poor? Constructing a transnational narrative for climate justice

Ruchira Talukdar, University of Technology Sydney

India’s long-held global position – that of needing to grow to lift millions out of poverty – has now been ‘appropriated’ by corporations mining coal in Australia, and Australian governments committed to keeping Australia in ‘the business of coal’.

17
Oct
2019

Genesis is in the air: does an airline boom stimulate innovation?

Inggrid Inggrid

Invention lies at the heart of new growth theory.

17
Oct
2019

Great Green Debate

Various

‘People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction’, 16-year old climate activist Greta Thunberg warned this week.

18
Oct
2019

Arndt-Corden Department of Economics 2019 Open Forum

Various

The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics 2019 Open Forum is an opportunity for all ACDE and Crawford staff, students and interested members of the public to come together, learn about each other’s research and discuss the major economic challenges faci

21
Oct
2019

Where is the New Malaysian Economy Headed?

Stewart Nixon

ANU Malaysia Institute: Malaysian Economic Outlook Symposium

22
Oct
2019

Coal in Japan: logics, divestment and dependency

Gregory Trencher

Continued investments in coal-fired power plants (CFPPs) and coal mines are incompatible with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.

22
Oct
2019
22
Oct
2019

US-China relations and America's Asian partners

Professor David M. Lampton, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

The US-China relationship is in a state of sharp decline – and, as the confrontation between the world’s two largest economies risks intensifying into outright trade war, the stability of the global system is being shaken.

23
Oct
2019

Waste lessons from Indonesia

Lea Jellinek, Monash University

Handling waste is a major problem for governments. In Indonesia, open waste dumps are overflowing from Surabaya to Aceh. Waste is dramatically affecting the land, waterways, soils, sea, air and health of Indonesian citizens.

23
Oct
2019

StoryMap workshop

Are you interested in broadening the engagement in your research and honing your communication skills?
 
23
Oct
2019

Shaping room for manoeuver: a political ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia

David Aled Williams

In the year 2010, Norway signed an agreement to provide Indonesia with up to USD 1 billion if the latter could prove it had reduced its high carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests and peat lands (Letter of Intent 2010).

23
Oct
2019

Disruptive Asia Debate: Values vs Interests

Bates Gill, Jane Golley, Andrew Leigh, Catherine McGrath (moderator)
When it comes to China, how do we balance our values vs our interests? On 23 October Disruptive Asia moves to Canberra to explore the social and environmental costs of Australia's economic engagement with China. Led by Associate Professor Jane Golley, Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World at ANU and co-author of Australia and the BRI: Cooperate, compete or challenge.
24
Oct
2019

Overinvestment and uncertainty: Evidence from renewable and non-renewable resource firms

Denny Irawan, PhD Student, CAMA

This study examines the tendency of resource firms to overinvest induced by business cycles and uncertainties.

24
Oct
2019

China and the Global Refugee Crisis: Beyond Geopolitical Calculations

Fengshi Wu

This paper explores the causes of China’s changing policies and behaviors related to refugees.

25
Oct
2019

Mining fiscal systems and resource rents: evidence from oil and gas producing countries

Abdul Nasir

This paper investigates the causal impacts of mining fiscal systems on generating resource rents from oil and gas extraction. This study covers 81 oil and gas producing countries during the period 1970-2015.

29
Oct
2019

What motivates giving? Three things learned from field experiments with charity and foundation partners

Professor Ragan Petrie, Texas A&M University, USA

Drawing upon field experiments conducted in the online marketplace for giving with charity and foundation partners, the seminar presents evidence on motives and barriers to giving.

29
Oct
2019

Accounting for adolescent pathways into cyber-delinquency: results from the South Australian Digital Youth Research Project

Dr Russell Brewer

Digital technologies, particularly the Internet, play a significant and increasingly central part in adolescent life.

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