Events February 2021

03
Feb
2021

Mabu liyan – Yawuru’s conceptions of living well in connection with country, culture, others and with oneself

Eunice Yu and Mandy Yap

Indigenous peoples around the world describe living well from a relational perspective.

09
Feb
2021

ANU Climate Update

Prof Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute, Dr Aparna Lal, Senior Fellow, ANU Research School of Population Health, Prof Frank Jotzo, Director, ANU Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change

2020 was a year full of uncertainties and changes that no one anticipated.

10
Feb
2021

Understandings of ‘natural’ and ‘disasters’ in the time of pandemic: Reflections on gendered differences in conceptualising and contextualising COVID-19

Professor Sarah Bradshaw Middlesex University, London

This discursive presentation will consider how the notions of nature, natural and naturalness and of hazard and disaster, have been understood in the COVID-context.

16
Feb
2021

Military coup in Myanmar: what just happened?

Nick Cheesman, Nicholas Coppel, Melissa Crouch, Johnathan Liljeblad

On 1 February, Myanmar’s military detained the country’s president and put a former army officer serving as vice president in his stead. The new president declared a state of emergency, handing government to the military for the next year.

16
Feb
2021

Adapting Australia to an era of geoeconomic competition

Dr Jeffrey Wilson, Perth USAsia Centre and Professor Anthea Roberts, School of Regulation and Global Governance

Geoeconomic contests pose a major new challenge to Australia’s national interests. Trade warfare, strategic investment races and competitive multilateralism have seen economics become a domain in which great power rivalries are fought.

18
Feb
2021

A medley of modelling and policy insights on COVID-19 by Quentin Grafton (ANU)

Professor Quentin Grafton, Australian National University

The presentation reviews some of the key findings and policy insights from the presenter’s co-authored papers in relation to COVID-19.

18
Feb
2021

A medley of modelling and policy insights on COVID-19

Quentin Grafton (ANU)

The presentation reviews some of the key findings and policy insights from the presenter’s co-authored papers in relation to COVID-19.

19
Feb
2021

Solar PV and energy poverty in Australia’s low-income and low-wealth households

Mara Hammerle

Recent years have seen increasing policy and research focus placed on the benefits of solar PV for vulnerable households.

23
Feb
2021

Markets price politicians: Evidence from China’s municipal bond markets

Yao Yang, National School of Development, Peking University

Markets not only allocate resources, but may also punish or reward politicians for economic performance. In this paper, we study China’s municipal bond markets and find that bonds issued by more competent mayors enjoy lower interest rates.

24
Feb
2021

The vaccines dilemma and discourses in Indonesia

Ines Atmosukarto (ANU/Lipotek) and I Nyoman Sutarsa (ANU)

While the development of COVID-19 vaccines have shown promising results, new challenges arise, including the politics of distribution, storing technology, and institutional mechanism.

25
Feb
2021

Protecting China's interests overseas: securitization and foreign policy

Andrea Ghiselli

Based on Dr Andrea Ghiselli's book Protecting China's Interests Overseas: Securitization and Foreign Policy, this talk will revolve around China's approach to protect its interests overseas.

25
Feb
2021

BEST & TTPI Present: What's new in applying behavioural insights to public policy?

Various, as per program

The QUT Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology in collaboration with the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI), Crawford School of Public Policy and The Australian National University (ANU) were pleased to host, “BEST & TTPI Pr

26
Feb
2021

Fuel prices and road deaths: motorcyclists are different

Tong Zhang

This study uses both data for 67 countries from 2000 to 2018 and for a panel of 51 states in the US from 1998 to 2018 to investigate the effect of gasoline prices on road traffic deaths by different user groups.

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