Past events

25
Jul
2017

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

Miranda Forsyth

Sorcery accusation related violence is a significant concern across many parts of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today. It leads to death, torture, displacement of people and pervasive fear and insecurity...

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18
Jul
2017

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

Jianhua Xu

Using data collected from online ethnography, participant observation of parents’ self-help activities to look for missing children, as well as over fifty in-depth interviews with parents, activists...

Image of people holding up posters with images of missing children
11
Jul
2017

Re-examining security-based approaches to countering violent extremism: building on the fundamentals of community-led approaches

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...

Illustration of toy figurine Islamists and security personnel in a circle, pointing guns at each other, in a cycle of violence
29
Jun
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

### This seminar has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 September, 12.30-1.30pm. The venue remains unchanged. Security sector institutions were implicated in international crimes in the conflict...

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.
27
Jun
2017

Improving health and justice through partnership

Tessa Boyd-Caine

Across Australia, 8.5 million people will have three or more legal needs in a given year. Many of them are some of the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community – making them hard to reach....

image of stethoscope and gavel, from http://www.weisspaarz.com/
27
Jun
2017

RegNet June 2017 School Meeting

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

22
Jun
2017

Artificial islands and territory in international law

Imogen Saunders

Artificial island building activities by States have escalated in recent years: China’s activities in the South China Sea have received international attention. But what status do these newly...

Satellite image of Durrat Al Bahrain, 14 artificial islands, Bahrain.
21
Jun
2017

21st Century Regulation and Governance Challenges

Professor Peter Drahos

1.30-4.15pm Innovations Theatre, Eggleston Road (corner with Garran Road), ANU **Symposium: ‘21st Century Regulation and Governance Challenges’** Let eminent scholars in the fields of...

World map
20
Jun
2017

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

Cheryl White, Sarah Williams and Wendy Lambourne

The backdrop to _Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice_ is Cambodia’s history of radical Communist revolution (1975–1979) under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, and the culture of impunity and...

Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia bookcover
13
Jun
2017

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

Jon Altman

In the past decade, a process of so-called ‘reform’ of the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme that was established in 1977 has seen the scheme’s eventual abolition. At its peak...

Image from pandanus weaving session for tourists, Lirrwi Indigenous Tourism, Arnhem Land, NT
06
Jun
2017

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

Lawrence Sherman, Heather Strang and Justine Saunders

We are thrilled to be hosting this exciting panel discussion between the ACT Chief Police Officer, Justine Saunders, and expert criminologists Larry Sherman and Heather Strang from Cambridge...

Prison fence
06
Jun
2017

Organised Crime Research Forum 2017

Dr Rick Brown; Professor Rod Broadhurst; various

ANU host 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...

30
May
2017

Climate adaptation: to transform or not transform. A salutary case study

Mark Howden

There is increasing interest (perhaps even hype) in transformational adaptation to climate change in agriculture, i.e. adaptation that involves large-scale, novel responses to reduce vulnerability to...

Stubble Burning  Lake Wongan. Victoria.
18
May
2017

The pursuit of reparations: promises and practices in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt

Reparations to victims are often seen as a central aspect of a more victim-oriented approach to justice and peace in the wake of mass atrocities. In what can be described as a potentially significant...

Ceremony led by Buddhist priests
16
May
2017

Mobilising civil society: can the fossil fuel divestment movement achieve transformational social change?

Neil Gunningham

The divestment movement is at the forefront of civil society initiatives to raise public consciousness about climate change. This paper shows how the movement has harnessed grassroots activists,...

Fossil Free University of Washington students protest in favour of fossil fuel divestment
09
May
2017

Alcohol taxation: impacts of policy inconsistencies

Glenys Byrne

With the May federal government Budget approaching, the best gift for Australian families could be long-awaited reforms to alcohol taxation. Over the past 30 years inconsistent policy advice,...

Alcohol retailer display
02
May
2017

The regulation of alcohol: no ordinary commodity

Michael Thorn

Michael will be speaking about ‘the regulation of alcohol, no ordinary commodity’. He will canvas alcohol’s impact on society and the various evidenced-based regulatory measures that are employed to...

Bottles and cans of alcohol
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 the experiences of its neighbours when it comes to addressing crime? This is not the first time a country in the region has adopted a tough stance on crime, and on...

20
Apr
2017

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

Jacint Jordana

Based on a joint research project with Christoph Knill and Yves Steinebach from LMU Munich, this presentation discusses to what extent economic crisis had an impact on social policies in Europe...

Photograph: Greek protester unfurls his Greek flag and message, "Bread, Education, Proximity with politicians, With all necessary sacrifices."
18
Apr
2017

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

Steven Freeland

The use of space and space-related technology impacts upon all aspects of our lives. Every country is dependent on space for its ongoing functioning and development. This dependence on space has...

Photograph: the milky way

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