The technological revolution in Indonesia will be debated this 16 – 17 September at the annual Indonesia Update Conference.
ANU academic and conference convenor, Dr Ross Tapsell says the digital rise of Indonesia has brought many positive changes to the archipelagic nation – but urges against the glorification of this issue.
He hopes the conference will provide a platform to explore more nuanced understandings of Indonesia’s digital revolution.
This week The Australian National University (ANU) welcomes high-profile environmental experts from across the Asia-Pacific region for a conference exploring the relationship between global issues and local solutions. The World-making and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region conference is being hosted by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
Malaysia Update 2016 to examine what comes next in the Southeast Asian nation.
The past year in Malaysia has been as tumultuous as any in the country’s 60 years of independence.
At its epicentre has been the sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), with debts of around RM50 billion (more than US $12 billion) and the reported diversion of more than $4.5 billion into unauthorised accounts.
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific researchers Professor Warwick McKibbin and Professor Peter Drysdale were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours.
Professor McKibbin, Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomics at Crawford School of Public Policy, has played a leading role in policy development around the economics of climate policy. He has also served on the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and is a member of the ANU Shadow RBA Board.