Based on ethnographic research over the past two years, Clarke Jones argues that Western governments have made very little headway to address violent extremism because of the lack of genuine grassroots consultation with communities in the development and application of policy, strategies, and responses.
Digital and sensor technologies promise the possibility of a new generation of evidence-based environmental regulation based on better, deeper and real-time environmental data. However, for this promise to be realised, some practical challenges have to be understood and overcome. This seminar will explore the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of environmental governance, regulation and big data, and discuss some solutions.
In conversation with Dr.Rachel Kleinfeld, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr Kleinfeld will discuss how violence works to bound some democracies, how some succeeded in overcoming their fates, and what her research tells us about countries caught in the throes of violence today. We will then open up for questions tendered in advance, and then for general Q&A.
Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of ‘Stop the Boats’ and ‘Bring them here’. Both sides have good arguments – and both have their blind spots. This seminar explores how to bridge the two. Based on Tony Ward’s new book Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and Asylum Seekers, the seminar draws on a wide range of evidence, focusing on key drivers of public attitudes and asylum seeker patterns – both key factors in developing comprehensive policy responses.
This qualitative case study is focused on practice and examines the governance challenges surrounding Mexico’s nascent shale gas development. Social, economic, political, geopolitical, technological, legal and environmental conditions influence the governance of shale gas development in Mexico, which has specific challenges. Shale gas development in Mexico is a “wicked” or “super wicked” issue.
This talk will explore the origins, nature and effects of the war crimes investigative work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), set up in 2011 to build case files against alleged suspects in the Syrian civil war.
Machine learning is increasingly used to make decisions about people’s lives, such as whether to give someone a loan or whether to interview someone for a job. This brings with it the risk of discrimination, particularly if the data used for training the machines contains bias. One strategy for ensuring such systems are fair is to modify the training data they learn from.