Freilich Foundation Eminent Lecturer Series: Women & War Lecture 2 - Gendering War and International
Theories and policy practices associated with war and international security have, for the most part, been a masculine domain. Women have stereotypically been associated with peace, and Women's Studies as an academic discipline has tended to stay away from these issues. This lecture will offer some explanations as to why this is the case and suggest some ways in which feminists in the discipline of International Relations have begun to bridge this divide and offer us some new ways to understand
The Protection of Human Rights in Australia - A Way Forward, The Alice Tay Lecture on Law & Human Ri
Mary Kostakidis was a member of the Human Rights Consultation Committee that inquired into the adequacy of the protection of human rights in Australia. The Committee reported to the federal Attorney General on September 30 after an extensive period of nationwide community consultation. In this lecture Ms Kostakidis will discuss the themes that emerged from the 40,000 responses that were received during this consultation and outline the suite of measures which the committee saw as the way forward
Too Hot To Talk About: Why Is Australia Still Debating Climate Change?
Some international commentators have expressed dismay that Australia is still debating climate change while other developed and developing economies have moved on and are already making positive steps towards climate change strategies. Is Australia out of step with the rest of the world?Who's telling fibs and who's providing facts about climate change in Australia? Have the Australian people switched off? On 25 November 2009 at 12.30 pm the ANU Climate Change Institute and the ANU Centre for Pub
China's Policy Response to the Global Financial Crisis
Yu Yongding will be in Australia to deliver the Productivity Commission's Richard Snape Lecture for 2009. An Academician with Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, former Director-General of Institute of World Economics and Politics (1998- ), Professor with Post-Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, President of the China Society of World Economics (2001- ), Editor of China and World Economy, Associate Editor of Asian Economic Policy Review. He was formerly the academic member of
Deterring corrupt senior political figures through international anti-money laundering norms
Dr David Chaikin LLB/B Com (UNSW), LLM (Yale), PhD in Law (Cambridge) is a senior lecturer in business law in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney, and a practising lawyer specialising in transnational litigation. He has worked as a consultant with the Financial Action Task Force and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, and has held senior positions in the Australian Attorney-General's Department and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Dr Chaikin spent seven years a
Shaping Up: Order, Change and Discontent in Asia's Security Future
Asia's strategic environment is in the midst of a major transformation, with a shifting distribution of power at the epicentre of this process. However, as long-standing security arrangements give way, there is great uncertainty about the kinds of dynamics that will come to define Asia's new security order in the coming years and decades. Can the US prolong its primacy? Will Asia's security environment resemble a traditionally rivalrous balance of power, or will it be more cooperative? Finally,
APW2010:Understanding the idea of an Asia Pacific Community
Professor Peter Drysdale (Crawford School of Economics & Government, ANU) has pursued a busy life as an academic researching the economies of East Asia, especially Japan, and advocating trade liberalisation, especially in the Asia Pacific. He will discuss how better understanding of the international economy is critical for anyone wishing to influence governments or to shape public debate. He has a PhD from the ANU.
How Globalisation and Climate Change will Reshape Humanitarian Crises and Aid
Public Seminar hosted by the Department of International Relations and RegNet How Globalisation and Climate Change will Reshape Humanitarian Crises and Aid Peter Walker Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security, and Director of the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University Date: Tuesday 9 February 2010 Time: 12.30 -- 2pm Venue: Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies Al Falasi Lecture Theatre, Building 127, Ellery Crescent, ANU Peter Walker has been active in development and disas
APW2010: The Best and Worst of Times: Indonesia and Crises, with some Southeast Asian Comparisons
Economic crises cause serious social and economic distress, and sometimes have significant political consequences. These effects are often more severe in developing countries, because their governments are less likely to have the fiscal and institutional capacity to protect their citizens. Southeast Asia has experienced two major economic crises in recent times, the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and the current global financial crisis. This presentation examines the causes and consequences o
Post Copenhagen: Where do we go now?
Post Copenhagen: Where do we go now? Professor Will Steffen, Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute will host a post COP 15 Climate Change Conference public event. Get the inside story of what went on at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December. Take the opportunity to engage with ANU students and researchers who attended the Conference. Internet live streaming will be available for people unable to make it to ANU on the day. The event is free. Students and the gen
India & NPT: How does a nuclear power & non-signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty engage
India's Nuclear Elephant In The Room How can India - a state with nuclear weapons which is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) - still influence proceedings at this year's review of the NPT? That's the subject to be discussed at a public lecture today at The Australian National University. The lecture - India and NPT - will be delivered by Professor Swaran Singh of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Professor Singh says that in the five years since the last review
Promoting Cloud Computing: Legal and Policy Challenges
Cloud computing offers the potential for efficiency, cost savings and innovation gains to governments, businesses and individual users alike. And because the cloud transcends national boundaries, cloud computing also offers a unique opportunity to bring Australia and other countries one step closer to achieving the vision of a robust and better-integrated digital market across the region and around the world. To realize these benefits, however, there are public policy and regulatory challenges -
Launch of the Australian National Institute for Public Policy by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
The Australian National University (ANU) will play a lead role in boosting Australia's expertise through enhanced teaching and research in public policy and will establish a new Australian National Institute for Public Policy to complement the enhanced role. The Commonwealth Government has committed a grand total of $111.7 million for this purpose. ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Chubb said: "The importance of teaching and research as a foundation for future policy will be highlighted by the d
Law, politics and business in China
In this public lecture, Associate Professor Vivienne Bath, visiting from Sydney University, will address the development of law and the judicial system from the point of view of foreign business, and the implementation and the complicated relationship of criminal, commercial and administrative law.
National Security College Public Lecture
National Security College Public Lecture by Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, Chairman of the NATO Military Commission.
Week 02 Lecture: Innovative Regulation and Tutorial Facilitation Skills
This week, Neil Gunningham will provide a guest lecture on mechanisms for coercing, or encouraging change, through environmental policy instruments, and the role that the policy instrument can have in environmental governance. Geoff Mortimer will then spend the second hour of the tutorial facilitating student learning on how to facilitate in preparation for the tutorial facilitation assessment task.
Week 03 Lecture: Sustainability and Public Participation
This lecture will explore the importantance of including people in environmental policy development and implementation, as well as the associated problems of allowing people to be involved in the development of policy and decision making processes. Power and equity issues will be explored with a view to highlighting the diabolical policy conundrum posed by the involvement and consultation of people in environmental policy. Steve Dovers will provide an introduction to the complex nature of enviro
Week 04 Lecture: Introduction to what is planning and policy and the Australian Political System
This weeks lecture provides an introduction to policy, and provides an general overview to the Australian political landscape that relates to policy instruments. Who are the actors responsible for creating policy, how can policy cause change to happen? Richard provides his perspectives on this topic, drawing upon his experiences with working with policy in the Australian context.
Week 05 Lecture: Policy lessons from Landcare.
Richard discusses the policy lessons from Landcare.
Week 06 Lecture: Water Policy
The first hour of this week's lecture will take the form of a historical analysis of Murray-Darling policy issues from Daniel Connell. The 2nd hour will include a question and answer session on water policy in Australia with Tony Slatyer - please click here to read Tony's biographic details and in the light of his various roles on water policy you need to come with questions you would like to ask him. There will probably not be time for Richard to go through his slides so you are encouraged to g