07
Feb
2017

China between reform and repression: lawyers in the fight for political liberalism

Terence Halliday

This seminar provides an overview of Halliday and Liu’s research on the interweaving of politics and practice in five segments of the practicing criminal defense and human rights bar in China from 2005 to 2015.

Image of vintage revolutionary poster, with the slogan 'Sternly Attack Criminal Activities'

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07
Feb
2017

Book launch - Climate Change and the Health of the Nations

Norman Swan (ABC Health Report), Alistair Woodward (University of Auckland), Kristie Ebi (University

The message of this masterful book from the late Professor Tony McMichael is that in facing climate change, we must put aside our presumptions about humans dominating nature. History shows that human populations have always been vulnerable to changes in the climate, the direct and indirect health impacts are huge, and increasingly press upon us.

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14
Feb
2017

7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Workshop 2017

Various

7th annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop to be held at Monash University

Street art: Look Human Rights

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14
Feb
2017

Does Myanmar’s banking sector need a regulatory paradigm shift?

Naing Ko Ko

This PhD mid term review seminar analyses the latest challenges and obstacles for the Myanmar banking sector, and how best to strengthen the integrity infrastructure and ethical safeguards for its domestic banking.

Image of Myanmar 20 kyat note

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16
Feb
2017

Walls: the regulatory influence of partition on territories and nations

Marie-eve Loiselle

In this PhD mid-term review seminar, Marie-Eve Loiselle questions how the wall operates as a technology of regulation, first exploring the motivations that underpin states’ appeal for physical partitions, and concluding with an evaluation of the role of law in the construction of physically partitioned borders.

Image of vibrantly yellow wall topped with barbed wire against intensely blue sky.

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17
Feb
2017

The case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: real power or empty rhetoric?

Rudina Jasini

A critical examination of the role, scope and implications of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings.

Image of images of murdered detainees, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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21
Feb
2017

Facts alone are not enough

Heather Neil

The discussion in this Intersections seminar will explore the importance of facts, the hurdles we must overcome and the building blocks that can stimulate positive policy, behaviour and attitudinal change.

Observations of the sun in different wavelengths highlighting different aspects of the sun's surface and atmosphere.

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21
Feb
2017

Gale Burford masterclass: numbers, stories, questions - considerations for relational research in social work

Gale Burford

This session grapples with the ways in which paradoxes play out in social work research, especially research involving human subjects, and sheds light on methodologies that are consistent with honouring safety, accountability and culture.

Images of digitally generated letters and numbers in primary colours

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22
Feb
2017

Beyond the rhetoric: Duterte's first six months

Walden Bello, Christian Monsod, Maria-Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, et al

Leading academics and practitioners share their perspectives on salient political, economic and legal developments that may define the Duterte administration in the months - or years - ahead.

Image of President Rodrigo Duterte

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23
Feb
2017

“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services

Gale Burford

In the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive outcomes for children, families and communities, why do we continue to see so many examples of conflict and mistrust?

Digitally abstracted image of a scene of a crowd of people.

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28
Feb
2017

RegNet February 2017 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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28
Feb
2017

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Kristina Simion

In this final PhD seminar, Kristina Simion argues that intermediaries shape rule of law assistance in ways that are important for our understanding of development and its success.

Image of hot air balloons over temples in Bagan, Myanmar

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07
Mar
2017

The rules of ruling China

Ryan Manuel

What are the rules governing how actors work together across the Chinese party-state system? Which of these rules are binding? How do rules together affect the behaviour of officials, of organisations, and ultimately, of the party-state as a whole?

Illustration of Palace Examination at Kaifeng, Song Dynasty, China.

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09
Mar
2017

Encounters between strangers: the German debate over male circumcision

Mareike Riedel

This thesis explores moments when Jewish religious practice comes into conflict with state law. In this mid-term review seminar, the case of male circumcision in Germany will be discussed.

Illustration of circumcision ritual from Juedisches Ceremoniel, a German book published in Nürnberg in 1724 by Peter Conrad Monath.

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14
Mar
2017

A time for hope: pursuing a vision of a fair, sustainable and healthy world

Sharon Friel

Pursuit of a fairer, more sustainable and healthier world is a governance challenge, redressing the inequities in power, money and resources and in daily living conditions.

Signpost to Hope, Derbyshire, UK

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21
Mar
2017

Security, legitimacy and public policy: transgovernmentalism and the architecture of Anglosphere policy networks

Tim Legrand

This presentation considers the dynamics and political implications of transgovernmental networks collaboration by considering three specific ‘security’ network cases: the Quintet of Attorneys-General; the Five Country Ministerial and the Five Countries Conference.

Abstract image of networks

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28
Mar
2017

Bookclub: Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland

A discussion on Cynthia Banham’s book, which analyses the responses of the USA’s liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11.

Cover of Cynthia's book, Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

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30
Mar
2017

Land law reform issues in Mongolia: a law and society perspective

Masaki Nakamura, Hiromi Amemiya

This presentation will discuss policy issues related to the introduction of land ownership rights in Mongolia, which resulted in disputes and confrontation.

Photograph: Mongolian landscape

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30
Mar
2017

Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ronald Labonté

This seminar will present key findings from a multi-year study of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Kenya, Zambia and Malawi, representing different degrees of agricultural dependencies on tobacco farming and domestic tobacco control policies.

Men bundle tobacco leaves for drying in Malawi

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04
Apr
2017

Overturning aqua nullius and reaffirming the Indigenous rule of law(s)

Virginia Marshall

The omission of Indigenous peoples’ water rights and interests, and the case for Australia’s formal recognition of the Indigenous rule of law(s) is examined.

Image of fishermen silhouetted by sunset, supplied by Lirrwi Indigenous Tourism in Arnhem Land NT

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05
Apr
2017

Virginia Marshall masterclass: overturning aqua nullius - securing aboriginal water rights

Virginia Marshall

The issues and challenges that face Indigenous peoples of Australia, governments and stakeholders in future water security will be explored in this masterclass.

artwork from book cover

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11
Apr
2017

Critical analysis of current regulatory frameworks to encourage investment in solar PV in Indonesia

James Prest

This presentation critically reviews the design, implementation and effectiveness of Indonesia’s 2016 and 2017 Feed in Tariff incentive laws for grid-connected utility-scale solar PV.

Photograph: solar panels in Weepatando village, Sumba island, Indonesia

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13
Apr
2017

Protecting economic and social rights in post-conflict Timor-Leste: a regulatory theory approach

Adérito Soares

The protection of some aspects of economic and social rights and the link between human rights and corruption in Timor-Leste is examined.

Photograph: Timor-Leste flag

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18
Apr
2017

RegNet April 2017 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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18
Apr
2017

Technology, politics and future challenges for the regulation of outer space

Steven Freeland

This seminar will address some of the major challenges facing regulators and those seeking to develop appropriate legal rules to manage current and future activities in the exploration and use of outer space.

Photograph: the milky way

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20
Apr
2017

Do economic crises transform social regulation? Examining regulatory outputs in social policy-making in Europe

Jacint Jordana

This presentation discusses to what extent economic crisis had an impact on social policies in Europe during recent decades.

Photograph: Greek protester unfurls his Greek flag and message, "Bread, Education, Proximity with politicians, With all necessary sacrifices."

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26
Apr
2017

Drugs, deaths and poverty: lessons for the Philippines from the region

Professor Roderic Broadhurst and Dr Christopher Ward, SC

Can the Philippines learn from its neighbours when it comes to addressing crime? Offering a comparative perspective, two distinguished speakers discuss how the Philippines might develop responsive policies and measures on crime and drugs.

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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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06
Jun
2017

Organised Crime Research Forum 2017

Dr Rick Brown; Professor Rod Broadhurst; various

ANU hosts a two day conference on organised crime in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Criminology.

The Organised Crime Research Forum 2017 will explore some of the most significant regulatory and global governance issues of our time.

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06
Jun
2017

Restorative policing: ACT Chief Police Officer and expert criminologists in conversation

Lawrence Sherman, Heather Strang and Justine Saunders

Panel discussion between the ACT Chief Police Officer, Justine Saunders, and expert criminologists from Cambridge University.

Prison fence

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13
Jun
2017

From CDEP to CDP: Regulating Indigenous joblessness while destroying livelihood in remote Australia

Jon Altman

What might be done about the creative destruction wrought by the punitive neoliberalism that has become the dominant feature of Indigenous policy-making?

Image from pandanus weaving session for tourists, Lirrwi Indigenous Tourism, Arnhem Land, NT

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20
Jun
2017

Bookclub - Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Cheryl White, Sarah Williams and Wendy Lambourne

A discussion on Cheryl White’s book, which elucidates the limits of expressivism and explores the communicative dynamics of trial procedure which have precipitated unprecedented local debate and reflection on the Khmer Rouge era.

Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia bookcover

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21
Jun
2017

21st Century Regulation and Governance Challenges

Professor Peter Drahos

Symposium, book launch and reception

World map

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22
Jun
2017

Artificial islands and territory in international law

Imogen Saunders

The notion of territory at international law; can a State create new territory by building an island?

Satellite image of Durrat Al Bahrain, 14 artificial islands, Bahrain.

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27
Jun
2017

RegNet June 2017 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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27
Jun
2017

Improving health and justice through partnership

Tessa Boyd-Caine

This seminar will explore the growing interest in health justice partnerships and some of the ethical and practical challenges to their effectiveness.

image of stethoscope and gavel, from http://www.weisspaarz.com/

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29
Jun
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

Additional insights into whether security sector institutions are currently held accountable through available transitional justice mechanisms.

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.

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18
Jul
2017

The rise of security state and parents of missing children in China

Jianhua Xu

The interaction between Chinese security state and the parents of missing children in China is explored.

Image of people holding up posters with images of missing children

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25
Jul
2017

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

Miranda Forsyth

What is the nature of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG? What are ongoing efforts within and outside of government to overcome it?

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27
Jul
2017

Climate Wars: Mark Butler MP in conversation with Mark Howden

Mark Butler, Mark Howden, Sharon Friel

A conversation with Mark Butler MP on his new book, Climate Wars, a forceful case for using less and cleaner energy.

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01
Aug
2017

Measuring economic progress: breastfeeding and lactation work, or the sex-and drug-trades as worldwide indicators of economic well-being

Julie Smith

This seminar addresses debates about future reform of the System of National Accounts (SNA), illustrating the implications of encompassing breastfeeding and human milk in the SNA and its economic statistics.

Map visualising data on the proportion of worldwide women’s earnings measured in local purchasing power, earned there. http://www.worldmapper.org/display.php?selected=147, © Copyright Benjamin D. Hennig (Worldmapper Project)

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03
Aug
2017

(State) crime and political party regulation

Aleksandar Marsavelski

This seminar presents a critique of the notion some of the most serious crimes that mankind could imagine were acts largely committed, instigated or condoned by ruling political parties. It argues that instead of state crime, we need to speak about regime crime.

Abstract image by bm.iphone on Flickr under the CC BY 2.0 license

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08
Aug
2017

Facts alone are not enough

Heather Neil

The discussion in this Intersections seminar will explore the importance of facts, the hurdles we must overcome and the building blocks that can stimulate positive policy, behaviour and attitudinal change.

Observations of the sun in different wavelengths highlighting different aspects of the sun's surface and atmosphere.

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10
Aug
2017

How do the world’s Indigenous communities use law, culture and collective action to reduce alcohol-related harm?

Jan Muhunthan

Models of governance through which Indigenous communities design and implement public health law is explored, using recent work in Indigenous alcohol governance as a case study.

Strong Spirit Strong Future Community poster from WA government Drug and Alcohol Office's State-wide Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Prevention Project

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15
Aug
2017

Beyond demands for more transparency: the importance of scale in institutional information‎ practices

Mariana Valverde

A detailed study of how public-private infrastructure partnerships are governed and rendered visible, mainly in Canada, shows that the spatiotemporal scale of institutional information has important political as well as organizational effects.

Abstract colourful image

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16
Aug
2017

Valverde & O'Malley masterclass - after governmentality: new questions and approaches

Mariana Valverde, Pat O'Malley

The masterclass leaders will discuss how far and in what ways their own work has moved on from, or further developed legacy critical theories and frameworks, and what they may conclude about the current state of governmental analytics.

Abstract image to brains networked together, communicating

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17
Aug
2017

Law, space, and time

Mariana Valverde, Margaret Davies, Fleur Johns, Desmond Manderson

Rethink the relationship between law, space, and time and analyse law as a phenomenon that interacts and intersects with a multiplicity of spatiotemporalities.

Ink spots and splatter

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22
Aug
2017

RegNet August 2017 School Meeting

RegNet

All RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance staff, visitors and students are welcome to attend our school meeting.

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22
Aug
2017

Confronting wicked problems: Climate, energy and environmental governance

Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair, Christian Downie and Chacko Thomas

“Wicked” problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political stalemates. This seminar will consider the challenges of addressing wicked climate, energy and environmental problems through four contemporary examples drawn from within RegNet’s research program.

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23
Aug
2017

Rule of Law or Rule by Lawyers? On the Politics of Translating in International Law

Maj Grasten

What is it about the rule of law that has endowed this ambiguous concept with such normative currency, resilience, and power so that it is increasingly used to justify international interventions and authority, even as many projects carried out in its name fail?

You are invited to attend a seminar by Dr Maj Grasten about the rule of law in global governance and legal expertise. It addresses the issue of how contested concepts, vague wordings and political promises combine with international legal expertise to shape political and social realities in the making of global order(s).

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24
Aug
2017

Marawi: Behind the Headlines

Ms Elin Anisha Guro, Dr Gregory Fealy, Dr Clarke Jones, Dr Steven Rood

The Marawi crisis looms to be the biggest - and most problematic armed incident in the history of the Mindanao conflict. This roundtable features speakers who have intimate knowledge of Marawi, the siege, and the Mindanao conflict.

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29
Aug
2017

International law at a crossroads in the United States

Paul Stephan, Anthea Roberts

The Trump Administration, Nationalist Populism, and the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

Presented by Attorney-General’s Department in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Centre for International and Public Law and the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).

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31
Aug
2017

The corrupt cannot fight corruption

Sam Koim

In this seminar, the speaker will draw from the literature on experiences of anti-corruption agencies and his own experience as the former head of Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption Investigation Task-Force Sweep, to show how addressing police corruption is the lynchpin to combating corruption.

Image of notes of various currencies

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05
Sep
2017

Sexual assault and harassment on university campuses: Changing the course

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs

In 2016 the university sector through Universities Australia, asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a survey to establish prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campuses. Gillian Triggs, who was until recently the President of the Commission, will be talking about the resulting ‘Change the Course’ report which was published on 1 August 2017.

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11
Sep
2017

Gender responsive budgeting and breastfeeding policies: insights from the Asia-Pacific region

Julie Smith, Miranda Stewart, Rhonda Sharp, Shoba Suri, Alessandro Lellamo, Kim Jai-Ok, Internationa

This public seminar is a unique opportunity to highlight the progress on breastfeeding policies and associated funding across the region. It will explore how these experiences can be enhanced by efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic security through fiscal and economic policy.

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12
Sep
2017

Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity: Project update

Sharon Friel, Belinda Townsend, Ashley Schram, Janice Lee

The aim of the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the Social Determinants of Health Equity is to advance understanding of how government policy can work more effectively so as to improve health and promote the fair distribution of health in society. This seminar will present an overview of the CRE and focus on two work packages: agenda setting and policy evaluation.

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15
Sep
2017

States and peoples in conflict

Peter Grabosky, Cecilia Jacob, Rod Broadhurst, Haroro Ingram, John Braithwaite

A book launch and public seminar exploring the interactions between the rulers and the ruled, authorities and challengers, co-operation and conflict, accommodation and resistance, and the changing context of conflict from the local to the global.

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19
Sep
2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australian youth justice: A Western Australian prevalence study

Sharynne Hamilton, Jacinta Freeman

The researchers will present the preliminary findings from a prevalence study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Western Australia. They will discuss experiences of multiple stakeholders who have been involved in the project, providing a complex insight into the lives of some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable youth.

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21
Sep
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

Additional insights into whether security sector institutions are currently held accountable through available transitional justice mechanisms.

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.

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26
Sep
2017

The role of investment treaties in investment liberalisation

Jonathan Bonnitcha

Investment treaties’ liberalisation provisions limit states’ ability to restrict or place conditions on new foreign investments. Such provisions are difficult to reconcile with existing theories that explain and justify investment treaties. This inter-disciplinary paper proposes a new conceptual framework to understand why states agree to such provisions, and explores the framework’s implications for policy debate about the regulation of incoming investment.

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27
Sep
2017

Weighing the Evidence: Justice Antonio Carpio on South China Sea

Justice Antonio T Carpio

The South China Sea (SCS) dispute has become one of the most contentious international legal disputes in the world at present. This event is an opportunity to hear a leading authority on the SCS examining the merits of various claimants’ positions in the disputed area and also present scenarios for mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute.

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03
Oct
2017

Re-examining security-based approaches to countering violent extremism

Clarke Jones

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.

Illustration of toy figurine Islamists and security personnel in a circle, pointing guns at each other, in a cycle of violence

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05
Oct
2017

How could the ‘internet of things’ revolutionise environmental governance?

Chacko Thomas

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.

internet of things - multiple connected devices

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10
Oct
2017

Thesis Proposal Review Day 2017

Various

RegNet PhD scholars present their thesis proposals to their supervisors, peers and other RegNet scholars.

Light painting of the word 'Thesis'

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16
Oct
2017

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

Rachel Kleinfeld

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.

crack in brick wall

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17
Oct
2017

New directions for asylum seeker policies?

Tony Ward

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.

Protestors holding 'welcome refugees' banner

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19
Oct
2017

Gas security in the land of insecurity: Governance challenges of shale gas development in Mexico

José Alberto Hernández Ibarzábal

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.

Gas pipes

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24
Oct
2017

Civil-ising conflict through law?

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

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.

Artwork representing Syrian Civil War victims

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31
Oct
2017

Teaching machines to play fair

Daniel McNamara

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.

computer code

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02
Nov
2017

China: rule-taker or rule-maker in the international intellectual property system?

Wenting Cheng

Recognizing the significance of intellectual property (IP) to state core competitiveness, China seeks to transform itself into the world’s leading IP power. The number of patent applications submitted to the Chinese patent office have been the highest in the world since 2011. This PhD completion seminar will explore whether the Chinese market power in IP necessarily translates into its regulatory power – has China become an international IP rule-maker?

Computer generated grid man with a light where the brain is and DNA strands going horizonally across the top of the picture

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14
Nov
2017

Governance and the power of fear

Various

We have made significant progress as a society toward teaching individuals the craft of managing fear productively. We have been less successful, however, in designing regulatory systems that recognize fear as both an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change.

This series, taking place over four weeks in Nov-Dec, will bring together regulatory scholars and practitioners to explore the positive and negative manifestations of fear and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of a range of regulatory and governance approaches.

abstract image of a screaming face

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14
Nov
2017

Fear in a rapidly changing world

Valerie Braithwaite, Miranda Forsyth, Ibi Losoncz, Rod Broadhurst

We have made significant progress as a society toward teaching individuals the craft of managing fear productively. We have been less successful, however, in designing regulatory systems that recognize fear as both an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change. This panel will present insights on the role of fear in regulation.

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15
Nov
2017

Rule of Law in ASEAN?

Imelda Deinla

Dr Imelda Deinla’s new book The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN: The State and Regional Integration is an interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration. Imelda will launch the book at this in conversation event alongside several experts in the field.

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16
Nov
2017

The problem with biologics - and why biosimilars are not the answer

Lisa Diependale

Due to a unique interplay of patent protection, regulatory exclusivity and trade secrets, the biopharmaceutical industry has so far been shielded from substantial generic competition. The introduction of biosimilars onto the market has not resulted in significant price reductions, and concerns regarding the substitution and interchangeability of original biologics with biosimilars persist.

This seminar will discuss how the biologics production process distorts the trade-offs that traditionally guided both patent protection and regulatory exclusivities: disclosure as key condition for benefiting from the corresponding monopoly position.

DNA strand

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21
Nov
2017

Fear not, Papa is here

Chris Houston, Imelda Deinla, Jon Altman, Virginia Marshall

Fear is a common currency of authoritarian political power and is being wielded by a growing cadre of international leaders, including Putin, Duterte, Erdoğan and Trump. There is also the less confronting but just as insidious political sibling of paternalism, which cloaks the denial of political, economic and social agency by disadvantaged peoples in the respectability of ‘meaning well’. This panel examines how fear is being exploited by both authoritarianism and paternalism.

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28
Nov
2017

Misplaced and misused fear

Kathryn Henne, Adam Henshke, Jeremy Youde

The relationship between fear and regulation is not well understood. Fear may be misplaced – think of our outsized fear of sharks, or it may be misused – as when fears of terrorism are used to justify curtailing civil liberties and invading privacy. This panel examines how fear has been misused and misplaced to justify either regulation or inaction.

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30
Nov
2017

Ecologically Responsive Regulation: searching for regulatory hope in Pandora’s Box of crises?

Fiona Haines

Multiple challenges are associated with designing regulation that takes seriously the proposition that we only have one planet. Intersecting ecological crises highlight the limitations of problem-based regulation in dealing adequately with the problem of ecological limits. This seminar will tease apart the possibilities within existing regulatory approaches to map out how ecologically responsive regulation might develop.

A female statue holding pandora's box

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30
Nov
2017

The Mindanao Elite Problem

Dr Charles G.L. Donnelly

The Mindanao problem is steeped in the search for identity, territory and legitimacy. The default setting and supreme aim of the modern Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines has been to achieve an independent Islamic state, to one day resemble a resource-rich polity like nearby Brunei. This goal, however, has been notoriously elusive. So too have been recent attempts to further devolve and decentralise the sub-national region, which consistently rates as the poorest and most corrupt area in the Philippines. Like other conflicts involving Muslim ethnic groups (e.g., southern Thailand, Myanmar and Afghanistan), the Bangsamoro Rebellion is layered, intractable and constantly evolving. As demonstrated by the recently concluded Marawi Siege, positive outcomes for the peace process have been continually challenged by agitations from violent extremists under the global war on terror rubric.

Dr Charles G.L. Donnelly argues that the Mindanao problem is an elite problem. Based on extended field research with elite respondents spanning several presidential administrations, Dr Donnelly considers perspectives from a range of elite actors to explore, explain and interpret the armed rebellion. In developing his elite typology and theoretical framework, he advances an interdisciplinary methodology that combines the tools and insights of Western social science paradigms in his examination of the age-old struggle. Primary consideration, however, is given to the deleterious role of Muslim elite disunity in addressing why the Bangsamoro Rebellion against the Philippine state is seemingly never-ending. Through a series of case studies outlining the dynamics of the region, Dr Donnelly illuminates his argument about the contradictory fusion of persistence and fragmentation as the central attribute of Muslim resistance.

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01
Dec
2017

Fiona Haines masterclass: Driving your research forward

Fiona Haines

This masterclass is designed for PhD students and early career researchers. Participants will think through critical issues associated with their research through a series of structured questions and work collaboratively with Fiona to find ways to propel their research forward.

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05
Dec
2017

Fear, fearlessness and environmental activism: The Lock the Gate Alliance

Neil Gunningham, Annie Kia, Hedda Ransan-Cooper

While the political right may harness fear to resist change, fear (and fearlessness) may play very different roles for environmental activists. This panel explores the role of emotions in galvanising or inhibiting community action.

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06
Dec
2017

Hidden successes? Holistic sustainability policies in three Australian states: A case study

Kuntal Goswami

The presentation covers following topic areas: Sustainable development, public policy life cycle analysis, comparative policy analysis, public agency, state-level labor governments, holistic sustainability reporting, sustainable procurement, stakeholder engagement.

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13
Dec
2017

Pracademic policing: How police-led research can revolutionize police effectiveness

Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang

Police innovators around the world are doing research that tests and refines new ideas. This seminar reviews the growth of police-led “pracademic” research, with academic support, through such developments as the new (since 2010) Societies of Evidence-Based Policing in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada, and the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-based Policing. The implications of this trend for police reform in democracies and other nations will be discussed.

Blue light on police car

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