Past events

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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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 provided an overview of the newly released report based on these conversations, and its recommendations.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 made recommendations for governments and donors based on her recent research.

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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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