Bottom billion or bottom zero? Policies for international poverty reduction
Some developing countries have achieved rapid economic growth and poverty reduction while others have stagnated. This talk will review the determinants of success and the prospects for lagging regions to improve performance and eliminate poverty. Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Yet, in a century of globalization, when the life of
A New Approach to Nuclear Disarmament: Learning from International Humanitarian Law Success
Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Few issues are more appropriate subjects of humanitarian concern and international humanitarian law than the choice, possession, use and misuse of weapons. A body of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Disarmament Treaty Law has been built up over the last century to control and prohibit a ra
Ethical Competence and Understanding War in International Relations
Prof. Mervyn Frost (King's College, London) presents a seminar in which he explores the relationship between ethics and international relations within the context of armed conflict. The discussant is Dr. Christopher Bickerton (Oxford).
Do International Criminal Courts Strengthen Justice on the Ground in Post-Conflict Societies?
Prof Jane Stromseth (Georgetown University) gives a talk for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. With Dapo Akande (ELAC)
The Dismempowering Power of Transitional Justice
Tshepo Madlingozi gives his talk for the Taking Stock of Transitional Justice 2009 conference u - The Dismempowering Power of Transitional Justice: Case Study of South Africa's Khulumani Support Group
Seminar 11 International Economic Cooperation
This session will be convened by Professor Christopher Findlay and will discuss the benefits of international cooperation for the development of global markets.
Seminar 10 International Policy and Law
This seminar, convened by Professor Bradbrook, will discuss the current state of the law and legal research that is taking place to give impetus to energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and other climate-friendly solutions to the world community.
What use is research in international trade policy and economic development?
In his presentation on "What use is research on international trade policy and economic development?" Professor Pomfret will discuss the value of supporting research in these areas at an Australian university.
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.
An Architecture for International Cooperation on Climate Change
The Fifth Annual Sir Leslie Melville Lecture was presented by Professor Warwick J McKibbin. Sir Leslie Melville’s legacy includes the design and establishment of new institutions for dealing with global macroeconomic interdependence. Today the world is grappling with a far more complex set of problems related to environmental interdependence on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Warwick McKibbin argues that major countries must respond to the issue of climate change, tak
Regional Security and Middle Power Diplomacy
This lecture is the Annual Dr John Gee Memorial Lecture and was presented by the Lowy Institute for International Policy and The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. Dr Kelly will address the Rudd Government's approach to regional security and middle power diplomacy. He will cover the role of the three pillars - the US alliance, membership of the United Nations, and comprehensive engagement with the countries of Asia and the Pacific - in shaping Australia's role in the region and the world
Korea’s Middle Power Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
This lecture starts by briefly defining the middle power and its role in the regional system. The security environment that the Korean peninsula is facing is later introduced including the North Korean nuclear weapons problem, the rise of China, and human security issues. Korea's foreign policy postures both at bilateral and multilateral levels is also provided. The lecture concludes with a brief introduction of Korea's alliance strategy, policy toward North Korea, polic
The Defence White Paper and Australia’s Future in Asia: Will We Remain a Middle Power?
This year's Defence White Paper is more than a shopping list for the military. Behind the force priorities and budget estimates lie key judgments about the kind of regional we expect to live in, and the kind of role Australia expects to play in it. This lecture explored the underlying policy logic of the White Paper, and discussed where it might take Australia. Will it equip Australia to remain a middle power in the Asian Century, or mark our acceptance of a future as a small p
India as an Emerging Economic Power: Potential & Constraints
The first lecture in the ANU-Toyota Public Lecture Series 2006 was presented by the ANU College of Business & Economics. In this lecture, influential Indian economist Professor B.B. Bhattacharya outlined the reasons for India’s success and considered the challenges ahead. He discussed how long-term prosperity in India will depend on increased growth in the agricultural sector, which employs the majority of workers, but has been lagging behind areas like information technology and telec
US Military Commissions & International Humanitarian Law in the ‘War on Terrorism’
David Hicks, accused of being an enemy combatant in the war on terrorism and held at Guantanamo Bay, has become a household name in Australia. Reports of his case have appeared regularly in the media, often including comments from his defence lawyer Major Michael Mori of the US Marine Corps. In this lecture Major Mori outlines the proposed trial proceedings for US military commissions and discuss whether or not the rules and procedures will accord with the minimum requirements mandated under Int
The New System of International Justice in the Wake of the Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent judicial body with jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC has recently embarked on its first prosecution: the trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for crimes allegedly committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Arrest warrants have been issued for individuals in relation to the situation in Darfur, Sudan, and for crimes committed in Uganda. An investigation into crimes allegedly committed in the C
Socratic Forum: That Canberra is Taking Too Much Power from The States
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
Steven Proud - Girl Power? An analysis of peer effects using exogenous changes in the gender make-up
The effect of a childs peers has long been regarded as an important factor in affecting their educational outcomes. Romesh Vaitilingam discusses this with Steven Proud.
International finance Power and the illusion of control
Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, talks about London's importance as global connection capital and as a centre for coordinating a wide area of research
Niro Sivanathan's latest research investigates why power creates the illusion of control over uncontrollable situations, perhaps leading to some of the risky decisions that contributed to the global financial crisis
Power and the illusion of control