Climate Change and the Fate of the Amazon 2007 - What impact would the dieback of Amazonia have on r
What impact would the dieback of Amazonia have on regional and global climate, carbon, water, and energy cycles?
Private Diplomacy, Public Peace: Practical Challenges in Contemporary Peace Negotiations
Seminar given by the Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Martin Griffiths on the role played by private mediators in securing peace between warring factions and states in areas such as Africa and the Middle East
When Local and Global Justice Meet
Dr Phil Clark gives his talk entitled; 'When local and global justice meet: Field Findings from Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo'. Part of the 2009 Taking Stock of Transitional Justice conference
Rising to Global Power How Australia could supply the whole world's energy needs
In this exciting presentation, he examines the question of how – by expanding our vision to consider energy supply on a massive scale – an Australian collaboration between electrical engineers, economists and chemical engineers could potentially power the entire world.
A World of Hurt. The true global death count of environmental degradation.
It's no secret that environmental degradation has been shown to have damaged people's health, often fatally, in many specific cases. Now, however, world-leading research at the University of Adelaide has linked the two on a staggering global scale.
Consolidating & Reaching Out: Europe as a Global Actor
The European Union (EU) has huge potential to enhance its influence in the world with its 27 Member States and almost 500 million citizens. Europe is also increasingly connected to the Asia-Pacific area – in terms of economic relations, crisis management, global environment and climate issues. What are the challenges for the external relations of Europe? How to tap the potential of the Europe-Australia relationship? This address is a unique opportunity to listen to the views of the Preside
First Taste History & Culture in Indigenous Alcohol Use
This public lecture challenges some of the common beliefs that surround Indigenous Australians and the history of 'grog', by discussing the findings of the newly released publication First Taste: How Indigenous Australians Learned About Grog by Maggie Brady (published by the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation). This publication was released the morning before the lecture and is a series of six books. The series is designed to educate and empower Indigenous people on alcohol issues,
The Global Migration of Skill
This lecture examined the growing phenomenon of international skilled migration with particular attention to its impact on developing countries. A framework was developed for understanding the different measures of ‘brain drain' and how they are related to wage and income differences across countries around the world. Based on new data sources, differences in the prices of skill across countries were estimated and were used to explore how skill price differentials affect the magnitud
Building on Kyoto: Towards a Realistic Global Climate Agreement and What Australia Should Do
As a mechanism for controlling climate change, the Kyoto Protocol has not been a success. Over the decade from it’s signing in 1997 to the beginning of its first commitment period in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions in industrial countries subject to targets under the protocol did not fall as the protocol intended. Instead, emissions in many countries rose rapidly. Moreover, emissions have increased substantially in countries such as China, which were not bound by the protocol but which will
Climate Change and Global Health
Climate change raises a number of challenges to human wellbeing, among these is the threat to our health. In combination with climate change, large-scale global environmental changes such as loss of biodiversity, changes in fresh water supplies and stresses on food production systems, have the potential to cause systemic adverse alterations in patterns of health and disease. These can combine with many other specific challenges, including the emergence of new infectious diseases and the re-emerg
The global energy challenge
A stable and sustainable energy supply is one of the major issues of this Century. World-energy demand is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 20 years, while the production of petroleum - our main source of energy - is likely to peak in this period. The combination of rising demand and declining production of conventional oil raises the question: What is the plan? In the absence of a plan for a sustainable energy supply, coal and non-conventional oil are likely to become the m
Global Climate Change: Perspectives from the Past
People are constantly asking how today's climate compares with detailed climate records from tens of thousands of years ago to tens of millions of years ago. To the best of our knowledge, we have to search back 55 million years to find a time interval where the rate temperature changes were anywhere near the rate of change that is occurring now. This time interval is called the Paleocene- Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). In this lecture, Dr Opdyke compared data from the Eocene to data collected fr
Debunking ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’
Leading expert scientists from ANU and Stanford University presented critiques of the ABC televised program from the previous evening entitled 'The Great Global Warming Swindle'. The forum was then opened for general discussion and questions.
Finding The London School Expert You Need: Rockefeller Grant Awarded For Global Tracking
It will soon be easier to track the public health expert you need in around 190 different countries thanks to a Rockefeller Foundation grant awarded to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to strengthen its network of more than 12 000 former students and staff all over the world. Alice Perry tells [...]
Promise based management: How to create a 'promise' culture in an organisation How to create a culture where people want to contribute Is creative culture linked to play? India's new global strength Innovation and corporate culture Global Investment Returns Yearbook
In the final of his three-part podcast series on promise based management, Donald Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, explores how to encourage people to consistently make good promises and deliver results.
In the final of a series of three podcasts former Garanti Bank CEO Akin Ongor talks to Don Sull, Associate Professor of Management Practice, about the importance of employing well-selected and high calibre employees.
Babis Mainemelis, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour discusses the link between creative culture and play.
Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, discusses his new book 'India's Global Powerhouses', on the globalisation of Indian firms
Professor Rajesh Chandy explains why corporate culture is the key to innovation
In a new podcast, Paul Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Finance and co-author of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook, discusses what information on historic investment returns can tell us about the current crisis
How to create a culture where people want to contribute Is creative culture linked to play? India's new global strength Innovation and corporate culture Global Investment Returns Yearbook
Is creative culture linked to play? India's new global strength Innovation and corporate culture Global Investment Returns Yearbook