24
Jan
2018

Civil Society Hearing on Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill

Katinka Day, Choice; Allan Asher, Access2; Ken Harvey, Monash University; Michael Moore, Public Heal

A civil society hearing on the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill

Australian Parliament

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06
Feb
2018

Adventures in cybercrime and crypto-market research

Roderic Broadhurst, David Lord, Julian Slater

How easy is it to become a cybercrime victim? How safe and easy is it to purchase illicit products on the internet? The ANU Cybercrime Observatory will tackle these questions and discuss their recent work on email scams and darknet crypto-markets. The panel will discuss feasible options for combating crypto-markets and other on-line market forms.

Woman with cyber images all around her

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15
Feb
2018

Development in the Philippines: Ambisyon Natin 2040 & the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Desiree Joy Narvaez & Christopher Cabuay

Double billed Philippine Forum Series Event with NEDA Policy Advisor Desiree Joy Narvaez and ANU PhD Candidate Christopher Cabuay.

Desiree will speak on Ambisyon Natin 2040. Chris will speak on the efficacy of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

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20
Feb
2018

Refugees and the labour market: Institutional dynamics in comparative perspective

Adele Garnier

Across industrialised countries, refugees’ labour market participation remains low. This seminar will explore the relevance of the local policy environment, and of non-governmental organisations in providing labour market support. It will compare the experiences of refugees in the province of Quebec in Canada and in Brussels, Belgium.

Refugees walking

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22
Feb
2018

Managing the practice of writing

Terry Halliday

Writing is central to the academic vocation. It is also one of the most difficult elements of our work. How do we manage it? This session uses one scholar’s practices as a springboard for a roundtable discussion on what works, why and how. This event is designed for PhD students and early career researchers.

Word idea cut out in book

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27
Feb
2018

Global lawmakers: International organisations in the crafting of world markets

Terence C. Halliday

Globalisation of law and markets has become highly controversial. Terence Halliday’s new book Global Lawmakers reveals how the United Nations makes commercial law for the world, and who comes out ahead. Terence will launch the book at this in conversation event alongside several experts in the field.

World

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01
Mar
2018

Governing decarbonization: Conceptualizing and catalyzing political pathways

Hon Prof Matthew Hoffmann

There is no longer a single focus or locus of global climate action. In this talk, Prof Hoffmann discusses a way to conceive of the multilevel governance challenge and politics of decarbonization and an empirical strategy for exploring how a diverse range of decarbonization initiatives can catalyze transformation.

World from space

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13
Mar
2018

When is industry rule-making responsive? Some lessons from the Australian telecommunications sector

Karen Lee

Regulatory scholars and others have long maintained that it is beneficial if industry rule-making is ‘responsive’ to the ‘practices and norms’ of all interested parties. Moreover, better-targeted and more reasonable rules are believed to increase the probability that industry will comply with them. However, there remains a lack of clarity about what responsiveness means in a rule-making context, and we still know surprisingly little about the mechanisms that are needed to activate and sustain responsive industry rule-making. This seminar explores these issues drawing on three case studies in the Australian telecommunications sector.

Satellite Dish

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21
Mar
2018

Redress

Various

How can we approach redress for mass atrocities across time and space? A range of scholarly disciplines have sought to explore notions of redress but rarely do they engage in sustained dialogue about how we might think more creatively about redress.

In this series of events, scholars from the fields of anthropology, criminology, geography, law and political science will present their own current research while seeking to build a shared language around redress and the international.

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21
Mar
2018

Masterclass: Gender-just peace and transitional justice

Professor Annika Björkdahl

Transitions from war to peace hold potential to transform gender relations. This lecture/seminar will critically examine how transitional justice mechanisms may contribute to the building of a gender-just peace in societies emerging from violent conflicts.

Abstract

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21
Mar
2018

Researching redress: reflections on methods and methodology

Alex Jeffrey, Sara Kendall and Ilana Feldman. Facilitator: Rachel Hughes.

Irus Braverman writes that ‘the potential for […] reflections on our highly routinized ways of working cannot be overstated’, adding that ‘one’s choice of methodology is hardly marginal or technical [rather] it is probably the most significant component of our work, the substrate for establishing our knowledge of the world’ (Braverman 2014).

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22
Mar
2018

Redress and the ethics of the international: Legalities, histories, geographies

Various

In the wake of genocide and mass harm, international criminal justice offers a global ideal of justice. But what does this mean?.

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27
Mar
2018

The reintegration of children affected by armed conflict: Conceptualisation and measurement

Luke Bearup and Ibi Losoncz

The three pillars in conflict reconstruction are Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). This seminar critically examines the current approaches to evaluating the reintegration of children affected by armed conflict. These tend to be technocratic, psychological, or individualistic in emphasis. This contrasts with the growing recognition, within the literature, of the central role of approval and acceptance at the local level.

Aftermath of fighting

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28
Mar
2018

How can Myanmar regulate its fiscal and monetary corruption?

Naing Ko Ko

Today, corruption in Myanmar is not only a major problem for the country’s economic and political reforms, but also a threat to the country’s national security and economic development. It can be seen at all levels of the state’s regulatory agencies, from the national institutions down to the regional and local administrative levels. Myanmar deserves a credible, responsible and accountable government that represents the interests of the nation and its future generations.

Myanmar Parliament

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28
Mar
2018

Innovations in development cooperation: Lessons from the Coalitions for Change Program in the Philippines

Prof Paul Hutchcroft

Established in 2012, the Coalitions for Change (CfC) program is the centrepiece of the Manila partnership between the Australian aid program and The Asia Foundation. As it has evolved, CfC has sought to innovate flexible approaches to development cooperation that focus upon the goal of promoting transformative change. Unlike more traditional approaches, commonly focused on technical assistance and capacity building while working through long-term formal partnerships, the hallmark of CfC is its willingness to attempt nimble manoeuvres in complex political environments.

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06
Apr
2018

Walls between States

Marie-Eve Loiselle

Walls have been used for centuries as a form of protection against a variety of threats, real or perceived. They have been built to defend against thefts, invasions and threats to cultural identity.

Today more than 70 walls or barriers stand or are being planned by States to prevent entry to their territory. This is despite the perception that we are living in a time where borders are losing their relevance in the face of the necessities of a globalised world.

In this final presentation of her PhD thesis, Marie-Eve explores the link between law and walls, looking in particular at the wall between the US and Mexico.

Black and white wall

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10
Apr
2018

A failed revolution: how bureaucrats fight and dance with the silos

Ryan Wong

The UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda has passionately pushed for more policy integration. For as long as bureaucracy has existed, ministerial silos have been preventing integration across sectors. The problem is so intractable that the prominent scholar Guy Peters characterizes policy coordination as the ‘holy grail of public administration’.

I ask the question of how can we facilitate integration in bureaucratic institutions that are interest-obsessed, idea-focussed, power-hungry, and attention-deficient.

Business man

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12
Apr
2018

Is International Law International?

Dr Anthea Roberts (RegNet) James Larson, Chief Legal Officer (DFAT) David Olson, King & Wood Mal

Challenging the myth of international law’s universality, this award winning book is a must read in today’s world of changing geopolitical power.

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13
Apr
2018

In pursuit of progress: Narratives of development on a Philippine island

Dr Hannah Bulloch

The idea of development has been scrutinised as a ‘Western’ metaphor ordering global difference, and as a banner under which diverse schemes for societal improvement find legitimacy and common purpose. But how is development assimilated into the worldviews of the people on the receiving end?

In Pursuit of Progress explores myths, meanings and practices of ‘development’, ‘progress’ and ‘modernisation’ on the Philippine island of Siquijor. It asks how such meta-narratives are entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories. How do they shape people’s understandings of their histories, their place in the world, and their dreams for the future?

The book contributes to debates in anthropology, sociology, and development studies regarding how discourses of development act on local and global power relations.

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17
Apr
2018

To what extent do policies in Australia consider the social determinants of health and health equity?

Fran Baum

This presentation will draw on findings from two ARC Discovery projects which have examined the extent to which Australian public policies incorporate consideration of the social determinants of health and health equity (SDH/HE).

Stethoscope

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19
Apr
2018

China: Powerhouse and Resistor of Restorative Justice Reform

Yan Zhang

In this research, I am looking into a series of restorative justice (RJ) reforms promoted by Chinese government within the last decade. Specifically, as it investigates both the restorative programs that are universally implemented in Chinese criminal justice system (i.e. people’s mediation, public order mediation and criminal reconciliation), and an indigenous mediation (De Gu mediation) particularly practiced by the Yi People in an ethnic region of southwest China.

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24
Apr
2018

How will shale gas development in Mexico be smart regulated?

José Alberto Hernández Ibarzábal

Can shale gas development in Mexico, a wicked problem, be smart regulated? A qualitative analysis of the regulatory setting, challenges and perspectives.

Lands from above

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01
May
2018

Cascades of Violence

John Braithwaite and Bina D’Costa

War and crime are cascade phenomena. War cascades across space and time to more war; crime to more crime; crime cascades to war; and war to crime. As a result, war and crime become complex phenomena.

Barbed wire fence

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03
May
2018

Encounters between Strangers. Law and Jewish Identity

Mareike Riedel

Jewish practices have come increasingly under legal and political pressure across several countries of the West. Iceland is currently debating a ban on male circumcision and in 2017, the Belgian region of Wallonia joined other countries such as Sweden, New Zealand, and Switzerland by drafting a law which bans the kosher and halal slaughter of animals for meat production

Father and Son

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22
May
2018

Re-imagining the Rule of Law

Martin Krygier

This paper argues for a reimagining that will avoid the ineffectiveness, helplessness before change, complicity in subversion, and irrelevance, of conventional understandings. The approach begins by asking about the point of the rule of law, what it might be good for, and then advocates moving from there to contingent and variable answers to questions about how to get there. We must also be prepared to amend both questions and answers, indeed re-imagine them quite radically, where they mislead or do not lead far enough. So much so, that to further the ends of the rule of law, we might need to leave conventional imaginings of it far behind.

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25
May
2018

Philippines Update 2018: Contesting the Philippines

Secretary Benjamin E.

As the Duterte administration marks its two-year anniversary, the Philippines is undergoing a series of internal and external shocks that go to the heart of its constitution and its legal and social policy contract with its citizens.

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25
May
2018

Dancing across the disciplinary silos

Ryan Wong and Deb Cleland

Interdisciplinarity is a practice - it takes practice. At the AMICIE forum, we invite you to co-design an interdisciplinary conference with us. We have fun exercises for practising your interdisciplinary skills.

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25
May
2018

Upstreamers & downstreamers: Promoting investment in First Peoples through the creation of exclusive rights

Virginia Marshall

Join Dr Virginia Marshall, the ANU inaugural Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellow for the ANU Reconciliation Week Lecture, ‘Upstreamers & downstreamers: Promoting investment in First Peoples through the creation of exclusive rights’.

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29
May
2018

Greening the EBRD through its Accountability Mechanism?

Associate Professor Susan Park, University of Sydney

Emerging from the rubble of the Cold War, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was, until 2016, the newest of the big Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs.

Bank towers

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31
May
2018

Organised Crime Research Forum 2018

Various

The Australian Institute of Criminology has once again teamed up with the Australian National University to host the 2018 Organised Crime Research Forum on 31 May – 1 June.

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07
Jun
2018

How can public health authorities reconcile their regulatory and catalyst roles in creating healthier food environments?

Dr Chantal Blouin

Dr Chantal Blouin is an international expert on health governance, especially for NCDs, and was a panel member of the Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health.

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07
Jun
2018

Restorative inquiries and hope: learning and healing in universities, deaths in custody and institutional settings

Professor Jennifer Llewellyn

Restorative inquiries create a shared space to develop solutions, to make changes and to bring hope for the future. They can also give rise to resistance, which needs to be understood and addressed. Jennifer will discuss some of these complexities in the context of her experiences in these inquiries.

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08
Jun
2018

Conversations on the use of Restorative Practices in Human Services – some international perspectives

Professor Jennifer Llewellyn and Emeritus Professor Gale Burford

At this Workshop, Jennifer and Gale will provide some starting thoughts for a rich conversation about how commitment to restorative practices could build relationships based on trust and meaningful engagement

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12
Jun
2018

Health Equity as a Governance Challenge (Mid Term Review)

Sora Lee

Drawing from PhD research investigating on how health equity is operationalized at multi-level governance, across multiple sectors, author suggests governing the ideational space of intersectoralism may bring about important changes.

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19
Jun
2018

Rethinking Regulation: Lawyer Regulation in the South Pacific Region (Thesis Proposal Review)

David Naylor

This thesis project will examine lawyer regulation in Fiji, Kiribati and Vanuatu. It will explore how lawyers’ conduct is influenced by state and non-state structures and seek to identify elements that are important to locally relevant and effective lawyer regulation.

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22
Jun
2018

A Certain Light: A Memoir of Family, Loss and Hope

Cynthia Banham

Cynthia Banham will discuss her recent family memoir, A Certain Light, which she wrote after completing her PhD at RegNet. It tells the difficult stories of survival of three generations of her family: her grandfather’s experiences as an Italian Military Internee in Germany, her mother’s struggles as a young migrant in Australia, and her own, as a journalist injured in a plane crash ten years ago.

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12
Jul
2018

Cosmopolitan Pluralism, Authoritarian Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Governance

Paul Schiff Berman, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

In this era of populist revolt around the world, we need a full-throated defense of cosmopolitan pluralism: a scheme of governance that recognizes the importance of inter-locking networks of communication and cooperation, but also respect for local variation.

Paul Schiff Berman, The George Washington University Law School

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17
Jul
2018

Sharing breastmilk in Australia: economies of defiance? (Mid Term Review)

Libby Salmon

‘Wet-nursing’ has been transformed by modern technologies into milk banks in hospitals, exchanges of breastmilk in the community via social media and trade in human milk products, raising questions about safety, ethics and competition for supply. This research investigates how collective acts to share milk by mothers to address individual feeding problems are shaped by the regulatory regime for infant feeding in Australia, including biological, legal, social and market rules.

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24
Jul
2018

Papua New Guinea’s Review of the organic Law on National and Local Level Government Elections and related Electoral Laws, Processes and systems and by the Papua New Guinea Constitutional and Law Reform Commission.

Dr. Eric Kwa

Dr. Eric Kwa, CEO of the Papua New Guinea Constitutional and Law Reform Commission (CLRC) will present to the Australian National University RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance, an overview of the scope of the review of Papua New Guinea’s Organic law on National and Local Level Government, related electoral laws, processes and systems and Electoral Systems by the Government of Papua New Guinea.

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26
Jul
2018

Codification and Creation of Community & Customary Laws in the South Pacific and Beyond

Various

Codification and Creation of Community & Customary Laws in the South Pacific and Beyond Conference will be hosted at The Australian National University 26-27 July 2018.

ANU Codification Conference 2018

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