May 2017

02
May
2017

The regulation of alcohol: no ordinary commodity

Michael Thorn

This seminar will canvas alcohol’s impact on society and the various evidenced-based regulatory measures that are employed to control its harmful impact.

Bottles and cans of alcohol

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09
May
2017

Alcohol taxation: impacts of policy inconsistencies

Glenys Byrne

Using alcohol taxation as a case study, this presentation will provide an insider perspective on the budget decisions Australians didn’t get, and might hope for, to achieve vastly better results for families.

Alcohol retailer display

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16
May
2017

Mobilising civil society: can the fossil fuel divestment movement achieve transformational social change?

Neil Gunningham

The divestment movement has harnessed grassroots activists, engaged in innovative and disruptive forms of activism and invoked symbolic politics to persuade the public of the importance and legitimacy of its claims. What else would the movement and its allies need to do to nurture a new norm and prompt a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy?

Fossil Free University of Washington students protest in favour of fossil fuel divestment

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18
May
2017

The pursuit of reparations: promises and practices in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt

Contested legalisation has resulted in contradictions and competing visions for reparations, which have become embedded in the legal frameworks and institutional architecture of international(-ised) criminal courts. This seminar examines these tensions and concludes with some observations about the unsettled nature of reparations in international criminal justice.

Ceremony led by Buddhist priests

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30
May
2017

Climate adaptation: to transform or not transform. A salutary case study

Mark Howden

This presentation covers an in-depth, longitudinal study of an agricultural company’s attempt to implement transformational adaptation in response to climate change.

Stubble Burning  Lake Wongan. Victoria.

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