Events April 2020

06
Apr
2020

The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) 'Measure What Matters' Global Conference

Various

World leaders in poverty, gender equality and development policy will gather in Canberra in April to discuss the relationship between multi-dimensional poverty and individual characteristics such as gender, disability and age.

16
Apr
2020

A political ecology of New Zealand dairying as foodgetting

Associate Professor Peter Andrée

This seminar addresses the conjuncture of globalised food systems, colonialism and the climate crisis through the story of dairying in Aotearoa/New Zealand as foodgetting.

16
Apr
2020

National Heritage in East Asia: Reworking the Imperial Imaginary in Beijing and Tokyo

Peter Zarrow
This talk focuses on two sites that function as national heritage in Beijing and Tokyo. By comparing the Forbidden City (a museum) and the Meiji Shrine (a park and Shinto shrine), I will discuss how views of the imperial house and its history have been constantly reconstructed since the time they were open to the public in the 1920s.
28
Apr
2020

Women's labour force participation and household technology adoption

Sarah Walker, UNSW Business School

The research presented in the seminar examines how women’s employment leads to household technology adoption in the USA.

30
Apr
2020

United Front Work under Xi Jinping

Gerry Groot
The rise of Xi Jinping has been marked by his re-emphasis on Mao’s three Magic Weapon: Party Building, Armed Forces and United Front Work.This paper discusses the dramatic shift towards using United Front Work to assimilate different interest groups such as religious believers, business people and social media figures, as well as ethnic groups and how this is subjecting many more groups to more direct Chinese Communist Party control and direction.
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