Past events

16
Aug
2022

Living democracy - transformative change begins at the edge

Tim Hollo

In this talk, Tim Hollo characterises the defining features of an ecological and anti-ecological worldview, examining how they conflict with each other in contemporary politics and policymaking....

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09
Aug
2022

At the margins for globalization: Indigenous Peoples and international economic law

Sergio Puig

Despite the tremendous progress in the development of scientific knowledge, the understanding of the causes of poverty and inequality, and the role of politics and governance in addressing modern...

Image of Lumads marching with “Assert Indigenous Peoples right to self determination” banner in Davao City, Philippines by Keith Bacongo on flickr (https://flic.kr/p/59tNEG) (CC BY 2.0)
04
Aug
2022

Mega renewable projects on Indigenous land: prospects for real benefit?

Jon Altman

In the last few years there has been a rapid growth in the spatial jurisdiction of Indigenous lands and renewed appeals for native title rights and interests to include forms of property with...

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02
Aug
2022

Planetary Health Equity Hothouse - lecture and launch

Sharon Friel

The new Planetary Health Equity Hothouse (the Hothouse) is an interdisciplinary initiative focused on three major and interconnected challenges – a rising public health burden, inequality and climate...

26
Jul
2022

What is the impact of intellectual property rules on access to medicines? Findings from a systematic review

Brigitte Tenni

The World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) requires Member States to implement minimum standards of intellectual property protection...

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12
Jul
2022

Women's access to transitional justice in Timor-Leste: the blind letters

Noemí Pérez Vásquez

By discussing the findings of a long term research project on women’s experiences of transitional justice - recently published as [_Women's Access to Transitional Justice in Timor-Leste: The Blind...

'Women's access to transitional justice in Timor-Leste: the blind letters' book cover. Supplied by author.
05
Jul
2022

Indigenous Australian medicines: innovation on regulatory and governance pathways to market

Virginia Marshall

Indigenous peoples in Australia continue to prepare and use Indigenous medicines in their communities, as they have done for tens of thousands of years. There are significant barriers for Indigenous...

Image of eucalyptus leaves and other botanicals with medicinal dropper bottles by Tara Winstead from https://www.pexels.com/photo/essential-oil-bottles-and-herbal-medicine-on-white-surface-6694188/
28
Jun
2022

COVID, cartels and collusion

Owain Williams

_‘If it smells like a cartel, looks like a cartel, and acts like a cartel, then it probably is a cartel’_ At first glance, the ongoing inequities in global access to effective vaccines against...

21
Jun
2022

Building a roadmap to evaluate power and privilege

Ashley Schram

Insufficient progress has been made towards reducing health inequities, due in part to a lack of action on the root causes – the differential distribution of power and resources across dimensions of...

14
Jun
2022

Market adjustments to import sanctions: lessons from Chinese restrictions on Australian trade, 2020-21

Darren Lim

This presentation investigates and explores the conditions under which high levels of export concentration in a single market generate vulnerability to coercive economic power, by examining the...

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09
Jun
2022

China: A powerhouse and resistor of restorative justice

Ian Zhang

China has the largest and most diverse restorative justice (RJ) programs in the world, which, however, is “the elephant in the room” for the social movement for RJ. This thesis contributes to...

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07
Jun
2022

Twenty-first century capitalism: a research agenda

Susan Sell

**This presentation is only open to RegNet staff and students.** This seminar will present a research agenda for twenty-first century capitalism in the interests of identifying, examining, and...

Photo of graffiti “Capitalism is the virus” by Mike Erskine on https://unsplash.com/photos/rrq7MuCoeX4
31
May
2022

Global Health Watch 6 - book launch

Erika Arteaga Cruz, Ronald Labonté, Brid Brennan and Susana Barria

Please join the [Menzies Centre for Health Governance](https://regnet.anu.edu.au/research/centres/menzies-centre-health-governance), RegNet and People's Health Movement Australia for this launch...

Global Health Watch 6 book cover
26
May
2022

The legal determinants of health: COVID-19 and gender

Michael Thomson

This seminar presentation is co-sponsored with the School of Medicine, [ANU College of Health and Medicine](https://health.anu.edu.au/). COVID-19 has had starkly disproportionate impacts along...

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17
May
2022

Sharing human milk: challenging regulatory regimes for infant feeding in Australia

Libby Salmon

Human milk in suburban freezers is shared by mothers through communities, milk banks and international trade, raising concerns about safety, medical ethics, gendered exploitation and emerging...

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10
May
2022

The unruly dead: spirits, memory and state formation in Timor-Leste

Lia Kent

This presentation explores local practices of remembering the violent Indonesian occupation of East Timor (1974-1999). Reflecting on findings from ethnographic research across 2015-19, Lia Kent...

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05
May
2022

Creative thinking: a tradition of international legal scholarship at ANU

Hilary Charlesworth, Anthea Roberts and Ntina Tzouvala

The Australian National University boasts a long tradition of creative international legal scholarship. It is, for one, the only institution that counts among its ranks - past and present - three...

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03
May
2022

The governance of Constituency Development Funds in Solomon Islands

Derek Futaiasi

_**This seminar was originally scheduled for 19 April and has been rescheduled. We apologise for any inconvenience.**_ Derek Futaiasi’s PhD study seeks to explore whether expanding the study of...

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26
Apr
2022

Bioscience governance and global inequality: the Material Transfer Agreement in the Global South

Sonja van Wichelen

This talk focuses on bioscience governance and global inequality and examines how legal instruments—such as Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)—are enacted and implemented differently in the context...

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14
Apr
2022

Practising pluralism: regulating lawyer conduct in Pacific Island Countries

David Naylor

**This PhD Work-In-Progress presentation is only open to RegNet staff and students.** It presents tentative conclusions of research on how systems regulating lawyers in Pacific Island Countries (...

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