Events

September 2019

03
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Conference

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

Researchers estimate that since 2016 one million people have been detained without trial

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03
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Workshop

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

Various

The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific will host a workshop to explore how researchers and practitioners have attempted to impact land governance in very different political settings.

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04
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Australia-Japan Research Centre | ANU College of Asia & the Pacific | Conference

Japan Update 2019: Leadership in a time of uncertainty

Amy King, Ippei Fujiwara, Kiichi Fujiwara, Lauren Richardson, Mariko Sakakibara, Melanie Brock, Murray McLean, Nana Oishi, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Purnendra Jain, Reuben Keehan, Rumi Aoyama, Sally Wheeler, Shiro Armstrong, Takashi Kozu, Tomoko Akami, Veronica Taylor, Yasuyuki Todo, Yoko Kamikawa

The Update is the flagship conference of the Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) in Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Japan Institute at The Australian National University. Bringing together experts from Australia, Japan and around the region, the Update provides a comprehensive overview of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, gives an ‘update’ on the country’s recent developments and forecasts its future directions.

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04
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Tax and Transfer Policy Institute | Seminar

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

The study examines how teachers’ gender role attitudes and stereotypes influence the gender gap.

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04
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

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. However, most Pacific islands are heavily aid dependent and cannot afford to pay the high premiums associated with disaster risk insurance. Therefore, insurance to cover disaster risk likely needs to be subsidised to offset costs and to build trust. In this presentation, Vijaya Ramachandran will make recommendations for governments and donors based on her recent research.

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05
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Symposium

Towards a more democratic United Nations

Various

This Symposium will discuss various possible routes towards a more effective and democratic system of global governance, and an eventual world parliament.

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05
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Public Lecture

Australia and Africa: a new friend from the South?

Dr Nikola Pijović

Does Australia ‘punch below its weight’ in Africa?

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06
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project | Update

2019 Indonesia Update: From stagnation to regression? Indonesian democracy after twenty years

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

This conference examines the quality of Indonesian democracy. The contributors will identify, assess and debate the signs of democratic backsliding across a range of political and institutional contexts.

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06
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

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

Albert Lamberte

Albert Lamberte presents his PhD findings on water market privatisation in Metro Manila.

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10
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | HW Arndt lecture series

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

Takehiko Nakao, ADB

The Asian Development Bank’s President, Takehiko Nakao, will deliver the Arndt Lecture on growth prospects for Asia and the Pacific.

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10
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Public Lecture

In Conversation with Richard Baldwin

Professor Richard Baldwin, Professor Anthea Roberts and Dr Jenny Gordon

ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series presents a public lecture by Professor Richard Baldwin talking about his latest book The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.

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11
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Seminar

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. Reflecting on lessons of the past, the United States is currently working through several new initiatives and proposed reforms that seek to address shortcomings. In this seminar, Vijaya Ramachandran will provide an overview of the newly released report based on these conversations, and its recommendations.

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12
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Public Lecture

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

In the 2019 Mitchell Oration, Dr Natalia Kanem of UNFPA discussed the remarkable gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1969, and point to the remaining economic, social, institutional and other barriers that prevent women, girls and young people from making their own decisions and fulfilling their potential.

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13
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

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

Vishesh Agarwal

Vishesh Agarwal will present his thesis proposal review on political tensions and trade.

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17
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

The Singapore School: technocracy or less

Michael Barr, Flinders University

Barr argues that Singapore’s technocratic system has demonstrably failed, raising serious doubts about the wisdom of treating that country as a model for governance.

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18
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Public Seminar

Advancing regional security through Pacific empowerment

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, Director General, FFA

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, the new Director General of the FFA, will reflect on the future role of the FFA.

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19
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Resources, Environment and Development Group | PhD Seminar

Converging currents: governance of living waters in the West Kimberley

Kat Taylor

Please join us for this upcoming and very interesting PhD Final Seminar on governing currents.

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20
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

Determinants and effects of corruption: causal evidence from Indonesian districts

Adrianus Hendrawan

Adrianus Hendrawan presents his PhD findings on the determinants and effects of corruption in Indonesia.

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24
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre | Seminar

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

Mr Ari Perdana & Ms Susanna Price

The growing risk of population displacement from climate change in the Pacific means that the environment, disasters, mobility, security, “trapped populations” and resettlement will be key issues for countries in the region to consider in the future. In this seminar, Ari Perdana will speak to ways that will minimise negative impacts on vulnerable populations during turbulent times and change.

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24
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | ACDE Seminar

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

Raghbendra Jha, ACDE, The ANU

Raghbendra Jha examines the impact of restricted and unrestricted fiscal grants on tax effort of Panchayats (Elected Village Councils) via wages, profits, and incentives.

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25
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project | Indonesia Study Group

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

Minako Sakai, UNSW Canberra

This seminar will examine how middle-class Muslim women are dealing with the contradictory gender expectations arising from their economic and domestic roles

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27
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | PhD Seminar (Econ)

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

Wishnu Mahraddika

Wishnu Mahraddika presents his PhD findings on real exchange rate misalignment.

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