GHIL-Debates: Public History
The subject of this debate was the contested field of Public History, its strengths, shortcomings, and developments, and the place of history in public life in general. Academic and public historians are increasingly involved in public debates seeking to reach broader audiences and to shape public consciousness through the understanding of the past. Undoubtedly the popularity of history in public life has created political, economic, and cultural opportunities. But it also generated competition
Freedom from Oil
Based on his book, Freedom from Oil, Sandalow gives a public lecture which draws on both his government experience and energy expertise to explore options, shape solutions and create national policy to address the United States' oil addiction. David Sandalow is Energy and Environment Scholar and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of Freedom from Oil (McGraw-Hill October 2007). Sandalow is Chair of the Energy and Climate Working Group of the Clinton Global Initiative.
The End of Business as Usual
Distinguished Public Lecture: The end of business as usual by Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO. In the wake of last year's financial crisis, businesses, economists, policy makers and analysts around the world are asking if the events of 2008 mean the end of business as usual for the global financial system. Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO, the world's biggest bond fund, and one of the world's most respected economic analysts, certainly thinks that it does.
Episode 88: Tuberculosis Resurgent Infectious diseases expert Prof Graham Brown gives the facts on tuberculosis (TB) and explains why the danger of "the neglected disease" is anything but diminished in the 21st century. We also speak with public health physician Dr Abuchahama Saifodine on site in Mozambique, where he is researching TB's prevalence and devastating effects. With host Jen Cook. Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition 1.5 The problem of power: policy as political In the Wake of Economic Reform: New Prospects for a National Building State Afghanistan on the brink Artful Science: Rethinking how the young learn Acknowledgements 2008 K R Narayanan Oration Why Environmentalism Needs Equity Should We Ban the Burka? Socratic Forum: That Canberra is Taking Too Much Power from The States The Financial Crisis: What Happened and Why? Australia’s Forestry Industry Crisis: How it happened and what to do Just War Theory & Chemical/Biological Weapons Sustainable Funding for Australia’s Future Health Care More than meets the eye: conservation as a public health imperative Anatomy of a meltdown The GFC Forum: Cause, effect and recovery FPCLW: Introduction
The most distressing fact about public awareness of evolution is not that roughly 50% of Americans don't believe the theory but that nearly 100% worldwide don't appreciate its tremendous relevance to human affairs. I will show how evolutionary theory can (Running Time 101:54)
Much literature on the public policy process focusses narrowly on the policy-making part. This unit widens the focus to examine the implementation phase, and how change happens as a result of new policies: that is, policy – action relationship. It does this by looking at four different models of how this relationship can work through examples from varying fields. The unit will be of interest to public sector managers, their staff and the general reader.
Has economic reform run its course? What potential remains for the resumption of nation building progress? Contrary to expectations Canberra emerges from 20 years of neo-liberalism with disciplined government, ample revenues, an effective regulative apparatus and – perhaps – the capacity for government to steer the economy towards a brighter future. In this lecture, Professor Pusey weighs these prospects against the negative impacts of neo-liberalism on our institutions and th
Professor Amin Saikal AM fom the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies ANU gives a public lecture on 'Afghanistan on the brink'. Afghanistan is in a state of crisis. The same applies to the current US-led population-centric counter-insurgency strategy in dealing with this crisis. Based on the available evidence, the situation continues to favour the Taliban and their supporters, most importantly Pakistan, or more specifically its powerful military intelligence agency, the Intra-Services Intelligen
Anthropologists who study socialisation tend to do so in order to compare modes and values of child-rearing or to examine the role of language in child-rearing. Rarely have anthropologists attended to the ways in which children learn to discern, appreciate, and take part in forms of artful representation. Anthropologists have given only slightly more attention to the extent to which children and young people learn key science concepts and representational modes in their own cultural settings. Th
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals.
"Why Environmentalism Needs Equity: Learning from the environmentalism of the poor to build our common future". Ms Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science & Environment; Director of the Society for Environmental Communications; and publisher of the fortnightly magazine 'Down to Earth', has been with the Centre from 1982 and has worked hard at analysing and studying the relationship between environment and development, and at creating public consciousness about the need for sus
A public debate hosted by The Australian National University and The Canberra Times.Muslim women's dress codes have come into the political spotlight in both Muslim-majority and non-Muslim societies. At one end of the spectrum the state has sought to enforce Islamic dress codes while at the opposite end the state has sought to ban certain items of women's religious dress.Under the Taliban, Afghan women were forbidden to appear in public unless they were wearing the all-enveloping burka. Now, Fre
In this debate, ANU plays host to a number of influential public figures including ACT Attorney General Simon Corbell; Dr Clive Hamilton, The Australia Institute; Professor Peter Bailey, ANU; Channel 10's Political Commentator, Paul Bongiorno; Karen Middleton, SBS; and Charles Sampford from the Institute of Ethics Governance and Law. Speakers contest a vigorous debate on issues surrounding Commonwealth-State Relations in Australia. The Socratic Forum is part of a national discussion series aime
The lecture comprised a description and an analysis of (some aspects of) the current financial crisis. The crisis is viewed as a "financial perfect storm" resulting from a combination of developments in global markets for goods and financial assets. Special attention is devoted to the incentives created by developments in financial markets in the United States and the United Kingdom. A comparison of the experiences of these two countries is used in assessing the relative
Many plantation managed investment companies have collapsed. A pulp mill proposal struggles to find financiers. A stock exchange listed forestry company requests a share trading halt while it tries to sell forestry assets to repay debt. A major Australian company (with forestry a non-core activity) struggles to divest itself of forestry assets. The global financial crisis is a glib explanation for Australia's forestry crisis. Today's difficulties stem from the early 1990s when it became clear th
For several thousand years, philosophers, lawyers, and theologians have developed a theory of the just war, where rules are set for deciding when a war should be fought and what tactics can be employed in war. During the entirety of that period chemical and biological weapons have been banned. In this public lecture, reasons are given for thinking that just war theory cannot support a complete ban on such weapons, unless a similar ban on the use of bombs is also endorsed.
Like many other countries, Australia is facing significantly increased costs in the future in maintaining the health of its people. In coming decades we will have more people suffering from chronic and debilitating health conditions such as diabetes, a higher proportion of older people with complex health care needs and burgeoning costs from new diagnostic and treatment technologies including pharmaceuticals. Another motivation for concern with current health financing arrangements is dupl
Biodiversity loss, namely a reduction in the variety of life on Earth, continues relatively unabated worldwide. Biodiversity loss represents far more than a loss to experience nature's beauty or to benefit economically from nature. The simplification of the biosphere has profound and well-known consequences for human well-being. Biodiversity serves as a repository for new medicines and as a source of insights into human disease. It can provide a check up on the spread of infectious diseases and
Few public events are significant enough to justify their own acronym. In even fewer instances are those acronyms readily understood worldwide. Clearly the global financial crisis, or GFC, is one such event. Much has been said and done about it already. But how accurate or effective has this been? Are fingers being fairly pointed? Can the cracks be repaired, or do we need a whole new system?
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters.
Infectious diseases expert Prof Graham Brown gives the facts on tuberculosis (TB) and explains why the danger of "the neglected disease" is anything but diminished in the 21st century. We also speak with public health physician Dr Abuchahama Saifodine on site in Mozambique, where he is researching TB's prevalence and devastating effects. With host Jen Cook.
Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition
1.5 The problem of power: policy as political
In the Wake of Economic Reform: New Prospects for a National Building State
Afghanistan on the brink
Artful Science: Rethinking how the young learn
2008 K R Narayanan Oration Why Environmentalism Needs Equity
Should We Ban the Burka?
Socratic Forum: That Canberra is Taking Too Much Power from The States
The Financial Crisis: What Happened and Why?
Australia’s Forestry Industry Crisis: How it happened and what to do
Just War Theory & Chemical/Biological Weapons
Sustainable Funding for Australia’s Future Health Care
More than meets the eye: conservation as a public health imperative
Anatomy of a meltdown The GFC Forum: Cause, effect and recovery