Value in high yield bonds, says head of fixed-income
Dec. 12 - Robert Auwaerter, head of fixed-income with Vanguard, says he sees value in the high yield bond market with yields between 6 to 8 percent, but investors must tread carefully.
Peter Voser GLS 2010 interview
Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, on what we can learn from emerging markets
Transitional Justice Globalized
Talk given at the Taking Stock of Transitional Justice international conference 2009 by Professor Ruti Teitel
Trauma and Vengeance
Professor Mendeloff gives his talk at the 2009 Taking Stock of Transitional Justice conference - Trauma and Vengeance: Assessing the Pyschological and Emotional Effects of Post-Conflict Justice
The Elusive Quest for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda
Professor Dean E. Peachey gives his talk for the Taking Stock of Transitional Justice 2009 conference - The Elusive Quest for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda
Paul Collier and Andy Sumner in discussion on the IDS paper, 'The New Bottom Billion'.
Paul Collier (Professor of Economics, Oxford University, Economics Department and author of 'The Bottom Billion' and 'The Plundered Planet') and Andy Sumner (Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies) discuss Andy's new paper 'The New Bottom Billion and the MDGs: A Plan of Action' published by IDS.
Full story at: http://www.ids.ac.u
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.
Seminar 9 Conservation
Professor Andy Lowe will head this session whcih will provide an historical context for the impacts of climate change on natural systems, explore changes at a species and community level and the challenges of planning for change in a fragmented landscape.
Seminar 8 Food, Wine and Agriculture
This session, convened by Professor Randy Stringer, will provide an overview of the anticipated impacts of climate change for these agricultural sectors and explore adaptive strategies.
Seminar 6 Water
Associate Professor Justin Brookes will head this session about managing water resources under climate change.
Seminar 1 – Climate Change – Past, Present and Future
Professor Bob Hill led this session investigating the wide ranging implications of climate change.
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.
In this lecture, Professor Tanya Monro will discuss the opportunities for Australia in emerging optical fibre-based technologies.
Water, theres are hole in my bucket
Mike Young is Professor of Water Economics and Management in the University's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is one of Australia's leading water policy reformers
Looking after your brain - new approaches to an age-old problem.
Professor Robert Vink is the NRF Chair of Neurosurgical Research and Head, School of Medical Sciences. This lecture will examine some of the revolutionary new approaches being developed for brain protection in both the young and the old, and how we as individuals can incorporate some of these measures into our everyday lives.
Climate Change: Catastrophic Impacts
The pair will deliver a joint presentation which addresses the impacts of climate change on global communities. Professor Brook will review the most recent scientific projections which suggest we are pushing the Earth towards dangerous and irreversible ‘tipping points’. Mr von Doussa will then explore how a human rights framework might be developed to cope effectively with climate change.
Where have the birds gone. Why replacing our native habitat is vital to saving species from extincti
Associate Professor David Paton will explain how our precious species could be saved from extinction, and what it would take to get it right.
The ethical requirements that apply to groups, and what they mean for us as individuals
Whoever we are, many of the ethical decisions we face apply to the actions we take as part of a group.For example, we must consider the nature of our responsibilities to the environment, the underprivileged and groups previously wronged. There are even ethical components to the choice of products we buy. So what determines whether our actions are right or wrong? Which groups, ethically speaking, do we actually belong to? And if a group is neglecting its responsibilities, how should we respond as
Who's the Boss. An exploration of the ongoing tug-of-war between fairness and flexibility in the Aus
When Labor swept to power in 2007 it carried a clear mandate to bury the Howard government’s controversial Work Choices reforms. Its Fair Work legislation, which took effect in July 2009, was eagerly anticipated by those seeking a more equitable balance between employee rights and employer flexibility. But 8 months on, controversy remains. Some say Fair Work delivers. Some say it’s little different. Others, including Opposition leader Tony Abbott, say it goes too far. So how has Fair Work c