July 2019

02
Jul
2019

Bougainville’s autonomy arrangements: implementation dilemmas

Gordon Peake

This seminar assesses implementation of the autonomy provisions of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

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09
Jul
2019

Politics of nanotechnology innovation in Asia-Pacific: tiny technology meets transnational governance

Kirsten Rodine-Hardy

Nanotechnology, the tiny technology that allows matter to be manipulated at the atomic level, has entered the complex global market. Over 60 countries created new nanotechnology programs, yet few countries created nanotechnology regulations. How have these patterns in nanotechnology innovation emerged? This paper analyses how politics, through transnational networks and national regimes, shape nano innovation in the Asia-Pacific region.

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09
Jul
2019

Averting climate catastrophe: extinction rebellion, business & people power

Neil Gunningham, Carolyn Hendriks and Lachlan James

In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that we have only 12 years at current global greenhouse gas emissions rates before our chances of limiting global warming to 1.5C are seriously at risk. So we have a brief window in which to act, and to do so with enough force, commitment and ambition to achieve a rapid decarbonisation of the global economy. But how might such a fundamental shift - from business as usual to transformative change - be achieved?

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10
Jul
2019

Manila Conference 2019: Pathways to Peace and Development in the Philippines

H.E Steven J. Robinson AO

The Manila Conference 2019 seeks to chart the peace and development pathways of the Philippines in the next three years and beyond.

The conference will draw from a wide range of perspectives as well as provide a platform for academic and policy discussion between Philippine and Australian academics, policymakers and practitioners on important economic, political and security issues.

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12
Jul
2019

Book launch: From Aquino II to Duterte (2010-2018)

Editors and contributors

This volume focuses on four critical areas- politics and governance, economic governance, Mindanao peace process, and international relations - to illustrate continuities or discontinuities in policies and governance of institutions to explain the dynamics of change in the Philippines.

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16
Jul
2019

Regulatory stewardship: will it strengthen Aotearoa/New Zealand’s social license to regulate?

Jeroen van der Heijden

Since 2013, Regulatory Stewardship is a statutory obligation for government departments in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This seminar explores the history, current state of affairs, and future of regulatory stewardship as a means for the Aotearoa/New Zealand government to strengthen its social license to regulate.

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23
Jul
2019

Cascades of crises: great power collaboration in prevention

John Braithwaite

The greatest danger to great powers is not each other; it is crises enabled by failures to collaborate with each other to counter threats from third sources. Climate crises, economic crises, and security crises are the big three threats to the survival of our grandchildren. These crisis risks are increasingly interrelated. The best way to prevent tomorrow’s crises of all three kinds is to prevent today’s crises of all three kinds. 10 points are advanced on how global civil society might encourage this.

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30
Jul
2019

How effective are police ‘hacks’ of 'Darknet' opioid markets

Rod Broadhurst, Matt Ball and Harry Trivedi

This seminar will examine the impact of transnational police Operation SaboTOR (March 2019) on opioid supply on Darknet Markets. Such operations attempt to undermine trust among illicit market actors. Previous research shows displacement to new or non-targeted Darknet Markets is likely rather than deterrence. We observe the impact of SaboTOR on the availability of opioids, in particular fentanyl and the countermeasures used by market vendors.

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