This interdisciplinary conference investigates the justification and use of evolutionary history to measure biodiversity. Since the late 1980s the preservation of biodiversity has emerged as the main goal of conservation science, replacing older, less precise goals such as the preservation of ‘wilderness’ or ‘nature’.
Frank Bongiorno: Labour, Social History and Psychoanalysis
Angela Woollacott: Gender
Joan Beaumont: War
Amanda Laugesen: Language and Sound
Nicholas Brown: Immigration
Professor Joy Damousi
Amna Guellali is the Researcher covering Tunisia and Algeria, Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. Her brief is to investigate human rights abuses in both countries. She produces detailed reports, news releases, and op-eds based on her findings and conducts local and international advocacy. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Dr Guellali worked as an analyst at the office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
School of History Seminar Week 9: English Women and the Late Nineteenth-Century Open Spaces Movement
During the second half of the nineteenth century, England became the most industrialised and urbanised nation on earth. It was also land-hungry, with an expanding population driving housing developments on any available space.
Seminar -Through the narrowing path: Changing social norms and becoming 'leftover' women in contemporary China
Seminar - Trends of the elderly with disabilities and their need for rehabilitation services, 2006-2050: Implications for the future of China
School of History Seminar Week 8: Expeditionary Anthropology: Travel, Teamwork and the ‘Science of Man’
The 2011 “Arab Spring” defied dominant Western and theoretical assumptions that the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is incapable of achieving political change through popular uprisings.
The case of Tunisia with its pro-democratic trajectory, as shaky as it may be, and the withdrawal of popular support from the elected government of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt clearly debunked such assumptions.
Anna Taitslin (ANU College of Law): On the origin of terms of Duty, Obligation and Right in Roman law and beyond: could ‘Duty’ and ‘Obligation’ be distinguished?
In De Finibus 3.20 Cicero introduced a notion of duty – officium – translating Greek ‘appropriate action’ (kathekon) that had the Stoic connotation. In De Fin 3.59 he distinguished perfect and imperfect duties, as did Ambrose in his De officiis ministrorum (1.11.36) and, much later, Pufendorf (who indebted to Grotius’ distinction b/w perfect moral quality – faculty, or right strictly [cf Pufendorf De officio 1.2.15], and imperfect moral quality - aptitude (De jure belli ac pacis 1.1.4-5).
ALLAN MARTIN 2016 PUBLIC LECTURE Child Refugees and Australian Internationalism: Past, Present, Future
The issue of child refugees is a timely, relevant and highly significant one. The treatment and experience of child refugees continues to be an ongoing concern and the focus of national and international debates.
This is a closed workshop.
It has become common practice within the game theoretic literature on climate change negotiations to model the problem as a so-called “Tragedy of the Commons.” If this model is right, we’re probably all in trouble, since the conditions under which such commons problems have historically been “solved” are almost entirely absent in the case of international carbon emissions. But I’m not so pessimistic.
There is intentional identity when attitudes have a common focus, whether or not there is an object at that focus. For instance, there is intentional identity when two beliefs are directed at London and when two beliefs are directed at the same witch. Theories of intentional identity are accounts of when and why intentional attitudes have a common focus in this sense. In this talk I will explain why we should care about intentional identity, present my own theory of intentional identity, and argue that my theory has some major advantages over its principal rivals.
This is a PhD final seminar.
Maria Vnuk is a PhD candidate in the School of Demography.
Do you like policy? Do you like lunch? 'Policy Bites' is a series of informal lunches on topical issues in economic policy hosted by the ACT Young Economists.
For our first lunch, Dr Nicholas Biddle from the ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research willl be presenting on some the challenges economists can face in designing and implementing Indigenous policy, including the behavioural economics challenges faced in designing social policy, and difficulties in measuring wellbeing.
Emerging from the failure of certain states in the Middle East, such as Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, renewed authoritarian entrenchment after the disappointments of the Arab Spring, and politicised sectarianism, violent jihadism has gained a new life. With its sheer brutality and territorial gains, the ‘Islamic State’ (IS) has captured attention with startling rapidity and effect.