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Disadvantaged or diverse? Child disability and families in Australia

Demography - events - Mon, 2017-03-20 16:31
Date and time:  Fri, 7th Apr 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm Presenter:  Annemarie Ashton-Wyatt Location:  Jean Martin Room in Beryl Rawson Building

Abstract: Children may be born with a disability or may acquire one through accident or illness. Approximately 7% of all children or young people aged 0 to 19 years in Australia are estimated to have a disability. Understanding the needs of families with a child with disability informs policy development, particularly during the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Webinar; Managing & publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences

RSSS - events - Fri, 2017-03-17 10:35
Date and time:  Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm webinar.jpg Presenter:  Dr. Steven McEachern Presenter:  Professor George Alter Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1222685897322449411

Co-hosted by the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and  the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), join us for a webinar on Wednesday 29 Mar 12.30pm AEDT.

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The Arab World: Between collapse and transformation

CAIS - events - Wed, 2017-03-15 11:59
Date and time:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Dr Shafeeq Ghabra.jpg Image: Prof. Shafeeq Ghabra Location or Venue:  Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre, CAIS Building, Ellery Cres, ANU Speakers:  Professor Shafeeq Ghabra Contact person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  61 2 61254982 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-arab-world-between-collapse-and-transformation-tickets-32906667729

Since the rebellions of 2011, the Arab order is in a state of disorder, sitting atop a time bomb made up of youth, who constitute the overwhelming majority. Today’s youth, want more freedom, dignity, jobs, and security. The unaccountable and security driven states cannot satisfy their aspirations and, in fact, push them in the opposite direction. Although the monarchies have tended to have more legitimacy than the entrenched despots of the Arab republics, their populations still experienced lack of political expression, freedoms, and government accountability.

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Luke Roelofs: Revelation, Confusion, and Panpsychism

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-03-14 11:11
Thursday Seminar Date and time:  Thu, 16/03/2017 - 03:30 - 05:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Constitutive panpsychists face a dilemma over what is sometimes called the ‘revelation principle’, according to which being in a conscious state teaches you the nature of that conscious state. On the one hand, they rely on some version of this principle in arguing against physicalism. On the other hand, the principle seems to support a simple argument against constitutive panpsychism itself: human consciousness doesn’t seem introspectively like the combination of a trillion micro-consciousnesses, and given the revelation principle, if it were that, it would seem that way.

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Evaluating Narragunnawali, Reconciliation in Schools: Initial Results

CAEPR events - Fri, 2017-03-10 17:51
05 Apr 17 Nicholas Biddle

This presentation will focus on initial results from the evaluation of a major new initiative being run by Reconciliation Australia. Narragunnawali is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning is designed to support the 21,000+ early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

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Categories: CAEPR, Events

Evaluating Narragunnawali, Reconciliation in Schools: Initial Results

CAEPR events - Fri, 2017-03-10 17:51
05 Apr 17 Nicholas Biddle

This presentation will focus on initial results from the evaluation of a major new initiative being run by Reconciliation Australia. Narragunnawali is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning is designed to support the 21,000+ early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

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Categories: CAEPR, Events

Measuring Stopping and Spacing in Fertility Transitions: A Regression Approach

Demography - events - Fri, 2017-03-10 15:27
Date and time:  Fri, 31st Mar 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  George Alter Location:  Jean Martin Room in Beryl Rawson Building

 

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Measuring Stopping and Spacing in Fertility Transitions: A Regression Approach

Demography - events - Fri, 2017-03-10 15:14
Date and time:  Fri, 31st Mar 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  George Alter Location:  Jean Martin Room in Beryl Rawson Building

Abstract: A very influential model of the Demographic Transition was based on the conclusion that fertility decline in Europe was due to “stopping” (terminating childbearing at younger ages) rather than “spacing” (increasing the time between births).  This interpretation had important practical and policy implications, because it was linked to arguments about knowledge and acceptability of birth control.  Recently, the same issue has re-emerged in research on Africa, where some observers see modern contraception being used for spacing by wo

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From Data Scarcity to Data Abundance: The Role of Demographic Models in Historical Demography

Demography - events - Wed, 2017-03-08 15:27
Date and time:  Fri, 24th Mar 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  George Alter Location:  Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building

 

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The mysteries of Mademoiselle de Botidoux

School of History - events - Wed, 2017-03-08 09:19
Date and time:  Wed, 08/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

When Thomas Jefferson arrived in Paris in 1784, he placed his daughter Martha in the boarding school of the prestigious abbey of Panthemont, where she became friends with a young Frenchwoman called Marie-Hyacinthe de Botidoux. Following the Jeffersons’ return to the United States in 1789, Marie began writing to Martha.

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An analysis of the proposed changes to the government's Paid Parental Leave program

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 12:06
Date and time:  Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Presenter:  Mr Matthew Taylor Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  monica.glasgow@anu.edu.au

Parental Leave Pay (PLP) provides $12,000, to just under 170,000 families every year. At an annual (gross) cost of $1.97 billion PLP provides $672.60 a week for up to 18 weeks that the primary claimant, 99.4 per cent of whom are birth mothers, remain on parental leave after the birth of a child.

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Mental health and the employment careers of young people in Australia – What is the causal relationship?

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 12:02
Date and time:  Wednesday, 8th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Presenter:  Dr. Hans Dietrich

What is the causal relationship between unemployment and mental health amongst young people in Australia?

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Revelation, Confusion, and Panpsychism

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-03-06 14:24
Date and time:  Thu, 09/03/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Constitutive panpsychists face a dilemma over what is sometimes called the ‘revelation principle’, according to which being in a conscious state teaches you the nature of that conscious state. On the one hand, they rely on some version of this principle in arguing against physicalism. On the other hand, the principle seems to support a simple argument against constitutive panpsychism itself: human consciousness doesn’t seem introspectively like the combination of a trillion micro-consciousnesses, and given the revelation principle, if it were that, it would seem that way.

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Social sciences and the self in the age of the brain masterclass

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-03-01 10:17
Date and time:  Tuesday, 14th March 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm neuron.jpg Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building (#13) Presenter:  Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) Presenter:  Dr Gavin Smith (ANU) Contact email:  gavin.smith@anu.edu.au

Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) is coming to the ANU's Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) to provide a day-long HDR/ECR masterclass on 'Social sciences and the self in the age of the brain' (an overview of the masterclass thematic is provided below). This interactive event will feature Professor Rose discussing selected works relating to the topic, but also offering constructive feedback on the research programs of the masterclass participants who will be given the opportunity to present their current work.

Image gallery Nikolas Rose - 2015 - BW1.JPG

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The Urban Brain: Living in the neurosocial city

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-03-01 10:11
Date and time:  Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm city-cars-road-traffic 440x220.jpg Location or Venue:  Finkel Lecture Theatre, JCSMR (#131) Presenter:  Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) Contact email:  eo.rsss@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-urban-brain-living-in-the-neurosocial-city-tickets-32034610382

Hear Professor Nikolas Rose argue that we should rethink the experience of living in the city in the light of recent developments in the sciences of life. We now know a great deal about the corporeal and cerebral impacts of the varieties of forms of life that we call ‘urban’. He will argue that social scientists need to work with researchers in the life sciences to understand how urban experience, and urban adversity ‘gets under the skin’ and shapes the bodies and brains of urban citizens and denizens.

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Catherine Waldby (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 14:52
Date and time:  Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Alex Bellamy (UQ)

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 14:51
Date and time:  Mon, 24/04/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Jensen Cass

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 14:50
Date and time:  Mon, 10/04/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Keith Horton (UOW)

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 14:48
Date and time:  Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Philip Pettit (ANU/Princeton): Two Concepts of Free Speech

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 14:47
Date and time:  Mon, 27/03/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Free speech raises a question, first, as to what speech options ought to be free and, second, as to what makes a speech option free. This paper assumes that any plausible ideal will require that a wide range of speech options should be free and explores the issue of what makes them free. There are broadly two responses: one, the fact that the exercise of those choices is unhindered, the other the fact that that exercise is protected (and, as we may assume, consequently unhindered).

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