Past events

14
Sep
2021

Understanding sorcery accusation related violence in Papua New Guinea

Miranda Forsyth

Sorcery Accusation Related Violence (SARV) has been described as a wildfire spreading throughout Papua New Guinea. Whilst individual horrific attacks are sporadically reported in the news,...

07
Sep
2021

Transition from risk to reporting: corporate disclosures for a low-carbon future

Paul O'Connor

Climate change and its impact is a profoundly important global issue. The climate crisis continues unabated. It affects Australia. Much can be done to tackle the problem. Some of this work is...

Photo of wall mural portrait of Greta Thunberg by Amanda Newman Art, taken by Paul O’Connor.
02
Sep
2021

The distributive dynamics of digital financial platforms: unveiling the institutional arrangements of digital welfare projects in Kenya and Brazil

Serena Natile

Digital financial technologies have been acclaimed as instruments to facilitate the movement of money within and across countries, contributing to financial stability, economic growth and the...

Image of woman using mobile phone to send and receive payments; image by WorldRemit Comms on flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
31
Aug
2021

Risk, reward and resilience

Anthea Roberts

In 2020, many states around the world faced a series of shocks to their societies and economies. The coronavirus swept through the world, infecting tens of millions and causing countries to shutter...

Image of people balancing risk vs reward, walking past a "Danger: do not proceed this point" sign. Image by Micaela Parente on Unsplash
27
Aug
2021

Survivor-initiated restorative justice for sexual assault

Various

Sexual assault is prevalent across the ACT. Sexual assault, including any form of unwanted sexual attention, is an act of power and violence which can have serious short and long term impacts on the...

Restorative justice word cloud, from https://participedia.net/method/4933# (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)
24
Aug
2021

Translating global indigeneity into Bedouin justice

Emma Nyhan

In her research, Emma Nyhan starts with the question, "how did the Bedouin Arab communities of the Negev desert become 'Indigenous' (as opposed to Palestinian, Arab Israeli, minority or other...

"Roaming Charges: A Window Apart", (c) Emma Nyhan. Image of a man wearing keffiyeh, at a bus stop in a sparse landscape, taken from a bus window.
17
Aug
2021

Regulating trade in a net-zero world

Emma Aisbett

Countries with ambitious emissions reductions goals are increasingly eyeing trade-related climate policies to address leakage and competitiveness concerns. These policies include climate border...

Image of a power station emitting into the atmosphere by Steve Buissinne on pixabay.
03
Aug
2021

How do informal international organisations govern? The case of G20 orchestration

Christian Downie

Scholars of international organisations (IO) have recently begun to shift from an exclusive focus on formal IOs to consider the range of informal IOs that populate the international environment....

G20 Facebook cover photo (uploaded 1 Dec 2020) CC-BY 3.0
27
Jul
2021

Pathways to policy success: A qualitative comparative analysis of regulatory governance factors that shape food policy outcomes

Yandisa Ngqangashe

_**This event was originally scheduled on 1 June 2021 and has been rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.**_ Food policies aimed at creating food environments that support healthy food...

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20
Jul
2021

Excavating China’s provincial web: online content regionalization and the state

Luzhou (Nina) Li

Based on collaborative research with Dr Angela Xiao Wu (NYU), this presentation addresses the historical development of China’s provincial web in the late 1990s and its implications for China’s...

Cartogram of internet users in East Asia, 2008, by Hanteng (CC BY 3.0)
06
Jul
2021

Remote rituals in virtual courts

Meredith Rossner

This seminar presentation examines the ritual dynamics of virtual court hearings. While audio-visual links for select court participants have been available for decades, in a virtual hearing all...

Image of virtual court in session
29
Jun
2021

Property rights and climate governance: new frontiers for adaptive law

Daniel Fitzpatrick

The 21st century poses new challenges for law as a result of climate change and mass movements of people. There is emerging interest in adaptive law, which broadly describes regulatory approaches...

Image of gavel with an image of earth behind it
22
Jun
2021

Disaster management leadership and policy making: a critical examination of communitarian and individualistic understandings of resilience and vulnerability

Mark Crosweller

Many policy makers today accept that climate change poses substantial risks to human and natural systems and that effective adaptation is essential. An important element of adaptation policy making...

Image of Emergency Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA).
15
Jun
2021

The 100 resilient cities initiative: a natural experiment in the politics of creating a sustainable world

Matthew Hoffmann

In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation initiated 100 Resilient Cities, a transnational sustainability initiative that engaged cities all over the world and sought to catalyze change in how cities think...

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08
Jun
2021

The Regulatory State in developing countries: redistribution and regulatory failure in Brazil

Flavia Donadelli

Following the traditional doctrine of the ‘regulatory state’, regulatory agencies should be given very focused mandates and stay away from the politicized realm of distributive policies and decisions...

Image of favela with Christ the Redeemer in the background
25
May
2021

Rethinking critical juncture analysis: institutional change in Chinese banking and finance

Stephen Bell

China’s response to the global financial crisis and its post-2008 stimulus package and credit surge marked a critical juncture for its state-directed banking system. One result was the subsequent...

Image: 100 yuan notes
18
May
2021

Dark humour and euphemism as facilitators of state excesses

Peter Grabosky

This presentation discusses one facet of a larger project with the working title of _Overkill: Excesses of the State in Regulation, Crime Control, and National Security_ The overall project asks...

Image: Sign with cartoon policeman holding truncheon and "Don't Even Think of Parking Here" warning
04
May
2021

The uses and abuses of weaponised interdependence

Henry Farrell

We are beginning to understand that globalisation has strategic consequences. Countries are using their position in globalised networks to "weaponise interdependence", through their dominance of...

Colourful image of networked planet earth
29
Apr
2021

Thinking about the value of extinguished native title rights and interests

Jon Altman

Nearly six years ago, Jon Altman provided expert evidence in the [Timber Creek Native Title Compensation case](https://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/timber-creek-compensation-case). He argued that just...

Image: Timber Creek by Thomas Jundt on flickr with CC BY-NC 2.0 permission
20
Apr
2021

Modern capitalism and the future of health: assessing the costs and charting alternatives

Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg

In this talk, Nicholas Freudenberg, from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health and Health Policy, discusses the role of 21st century capitalism in the cascade of public...

Image: Book Cover from Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg’s book 'At What Cost: Modern Capitalism and the Future of Health'

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