Past events

06
Oct
2015

Ben-Naftali/Imseis masterclass: international law in the case of the Israel/Palestine conflict

Orna Ben-Naftali and Ardi Imseis

The Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) is pleased to announce a ‘Festival of International Law’ in October. This masterclass is one of...

Rubik's cube puzzle with Banksy's street art of the dove of peace wearing a flak jacket with a target superimposed on it
06
Oct
2015

Elections and trust

Therese Pearce Laanela

Elections underpin our societal commitment to manage political change inclusively and peacefully. If an electoral process is discredited, the loss of citizen trust may be so great that the results...

Elections 2014, 7 May 2014: Long queues outside a polling station in Alexandra, next to Malboro in Gauteng Province, South Africa
01
Oct
2015

Regulatory crises: regulatory encounters with disaster

Bridget Hutter

This presentation will take disasters as a context for examining questions about risk regulation. It introduces the notion of a regulatory crisis and considers how risk events can also become ‘...

Christchurch earthquake building collapse
01
Oct
2015

Mount Stromlo 1 October 2015 Writing Retreat

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The Centre for International Governance and Justice is holding its one day writing retreat at the Mount Stromlo Observatory on Thursday 1 October, 9am to 5pm. The retreat is open to all RegNet PhD...

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.
30
Sep
2015

Human Rights Reading Group October 2015

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

Due to a very full schedule of events in October, the October session of the Human Rights Reading Group will take place two weeks earlier on Wednesday 30 September. Time and location remain the same...

29
Sep
2015

Understanding agenda-setting in health and environmental policy

Phillip Baker and Kyla Tienhaara

Why do some health and environmental initiatives succeed or fail in attracting political priority? This presentation will engage with theory as well as empirical cases of actual agenda-setting...

Dumping site at El Fasher Hospital, North Darfur. Most of the medical waste is dumped in an area that later is managed.
22
Sep
2015

Walls: the regulatory influence of physical partition

Marie-Eve Loiselle

Territorial, ethnic and social partitions can take many forms but the erection of physical divisions is one of their most radical manifestations. Throughout history societies have used dividing walls...

Chipping away at the remains of the Berlin Wall, August 1990.
22
Sep
2015

Bookclub: Safe design and construction of machinery

Elizabeth Bluff, Bridget Hutter and Richard Johnstone

A large proportion of machinery-related deaths and injuries are attributable to risks originating with machine design and construction. This trend continues despite significant legal obligations and...

Safe Design and Construction of Machinery bookcover
18
Sep
2015

Distinguished Scholar seminar - Cat and mouse: forum shifting and the battle over intellectual property protection and enforcement

Professor Susan Sell, Associate Chair, Department of Political Science, and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Since the early 1980s advocates seeking to ratchet up levels of intellectual property (IP) protection have shifted forums both vertically and horizontally in order to achieve their goals. They have...

cat and mouse
17
Sep
2015

Policy grand challenge: Gender equity matters in health policy

Various

At each stage of life, the state of women’s mental and physical health is intimately linked to their social environments. In particular, gender inequities, such as the pay penalty of womanhood,...

Still life of pen in book
17
Sep
2015

Power to persuade symposium

Various

The fourth annual Power to Persuade symposium will be in the ACT. This interactive forum engages leaders in government, academia and the community sector to discuss how to create better social policy...

15
Sep
2015

Intermediaries of rule of law promotion in Myanmar: Translating international law and development

Kristina Simion

After elections in 2010 and the formation of a new civilian government, Myanmar’s military regime embarked upon an unprecedented road towards political reform. In 2011 President Thein Sein described...

Hot air balloons over Bagan, Myanmar
10
Sep
2015

Actuarialism and the young offender

Adam Scott

Restorative Justice has become lost in a myriad of semantics and hyperbole; it is used as a social policy rhetoric which has lost its original purpose and identity. Contemporary justice has moved to...

Restorative justice wordle
09
Sep
2015

Human Rights Reading Group September 2015

Cynthia Banham

The September session of the Human Rights Reading Group will take place in the usual time and place: RegNet Level 3 Meeting Room, Wednesday 9 September, 11am-12pm. Cynthia Banham will be leading...

08
Sep
2015

The official history: What is there to learn from Australia’s efforts to support peace through interventions into the Pacific Islands 1980 – 2006?

Bob Breen

Volume V of the _Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations_ is entitled _The Good Neighbour: Supporting Peace in the Pacific Islands 1980-2006_. It is the...

RAMSI law enforcement officers
07
Sep
2015

Book launch: Human rights and the universal periodic review - rituals and ritualism

Hilary Charlesworth, Juan Esteban Aguirre Martinez, Shahrzad Tadjbaksh & Miloon Kothari

As we move towards the end of the second cycle of the UPR, it is clear that States and civil society can play complementary roles at every stage of the UPR process and must do so if progress is to be...

Press cameras at the UN
01
Sep
2015

Making (responsive) rule of law

Veronica L. Taylor

Borrowing from Latour, this seminar starts from the premise that we are, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, engaged in (re)making rule of law. This is not a simple variant of earlier...

Justitia, Tehran courthouse, Tehran, Iran
27
Aug
2015

Mount Stromlo August 2015 Writing Retreat

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The Centre for International Governance and Justice is holding its one day writing retreat at the Mount Stromlo Observatory on Thursday 27 August, 9am to 5pm. The retreat is open to all RegNet PhD...

Still life image of mug, note pad and pen.
25
Aug
2015

The ‘Power to Persuade’ initiative: building knowledge and capacity for working within complex policy networks

Gemma Carey and Kathy Landvogt

Since the 1990s, ‘joined-up government’, ‘whole-of-government’ and ‘horizontal governance’ approaches have emerged in many industrialised countries, resulting in the devolution of government...

Power To Persuade logo & conference details
19
Aug
2015

Translating South Asian classical medicine for global audiences: science, patent law, and language

Allison Fish

In 2001 the Indian central government initiated the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: a project that aims to use “technology to fill the gaps in intellectual property law” that allow the piracy...

Image of Caucasian looking woman in bikini being massaged by South Asian looking woman in sari

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