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Miri Albahari (UWA): TBD

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2016-04-04 14:05
Thursday Seminar Date and time:  Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Economics in Indigenous Policy: Too Much, or Not Enough?

RSSS - events - Sat, 2016-04-02 17:51
Date and time Wednesday, 20th April 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:15pm

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.

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Islam and Violent Jihad: Western policy responses

CAIS - events - Thu, 2016-03-31 10:48
Event type:  Conference Date and time:  Friday, April 22, 2016 - 09:00 - 17:30 Venue:  Australian Centre on China in the World Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU

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.

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Seminar - Provision of care and exchange of support among older persons in the Philippines

Demography - events - Thu, 2016-03-31 10:05
Date and time:  Fri, 13th May 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm Presenter:  Jeofrey Abalos Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

This is a PhD mid-term seminar.

Jeofrey Abalos is a PhD candidate in the School of Demography.

Seminar - Pathways to employment for young people in Indonesia

Demography - events - Thu, 2016-03-31 08:47
Date and time:  Fri, 10th Jun 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm Presenter:  Reiko Okumura-Rougeaux Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

This is a PhD mid-term seminar.

Reiko Okumura-Rougeaux is a PhD candidate in the School of Demography.

Seminar - The role of intergenerational family and social networks in ageing well

Demography - events - Thu, 2016-03-31 08:15
Date and time:  Fri, 3rd Jun 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm Presenter:  Dr Helen Feist Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

Demographic and social trends influence the number of generations alive at any one time and the number of family members within each generation.

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Public lecture - Social patterns of mortality: A window on the world we live in

Demography - events - Wed, 2016-03-30 10:18
Date and time:  Wed, 13th Apr 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm Presenter:  Professor Jon Anson Location:  Hedley Bull Theatre 1, 130 Garran Road

Please register for catering purposes by 8 April.

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Rosa Terlazzo (Kansas State University): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:52
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 27/06/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

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Dale Dorsey (University of Kansas): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:51
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

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Alexander Bellamy (University of Queensland): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:49
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Tue, 14/06/2016 - 12:30 Location:  TBA

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Garrett Cullity (University of Adelaide): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:47
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 30/05/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

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Catherine Waldby (ANU): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:45
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 23/05/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

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Caroline West (University of Sydney): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:44
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

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Michael Titelbaum (University of Wisconsin-Madison): TBA

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:43
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 09/05/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

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Andrew Moore (University of Otago): Ethical Theory and Meta-Theory

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:41
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 02/05/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

A lot of work in normative ethics spells out and appraises rival ethical theories. This paper adds to the much smaller workstream about which features it is good or desirable for ethical theories to have, and for theorists to base appraisal of ethical theories upon. The paper first sets out an appropriately minimal account of the nature of the target ethical theories, focussing primarily on theories of well-being and secondarily on theories of right action. It then appraises various putatively good or desirable features for such ethical theories to have.

Simon Keller (Victoria University Wellington): Mental Health and Well-Being

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:40
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 18/04/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

On many influential definitions of mental health, mental health is intimately connected to, or even identical with, well-being. What can theories of well-being tell us about mental health, and what can considerations of mental health tell us about theories of well-being? I outline the various relationships between the main theories of well-being and the main theories of mental health, and argue that we are left with a choice between two broad views.

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Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology): The Logic of Communities of Trust

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:37
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 11/04/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

Hobbes emphasized that the state of nature is a state of war because it fundamentally involves distrust. Exiting the state of nature and the conflicts it inevitably fosters is therefore a matter of establishing trust. Extant discussions of trust in the philosophical literature, however, focus either on isolated dyads of trusting individuals or trust in large, faceless institutions. In this paper, I fill the gap between these extremes by analyzing what I call the logic of communities of trust.

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Andrew Sepielli (Toronto): On the Genealogy of Normlessness and Nihilism

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-03-29 22:34
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room D

This paper is part of a larger project in "therapeutic metaethics" -- i.e. metaethics done with the aim of helping us to overcome socio-psychological maladies like normlessness, nihilism, etc. In this part of the project, I offer an account of what brings about and sustains normlessness and nihilism -- and in particular, a view about the causal role that our acceptance of certain metaethical theories or proto-theories plays with regard to normlessness and nihilism.

Adrian Haddock (University of Stirling): Self-Identification and its Significance

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2016-03-26 08:24
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 05/04/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

The primary aim of this paper is to expound G.E.M.

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History Seminar Week 7: 'These are just a few examples of our daily oppressions’: Speaking and Listening to Homosexuality in Australian’s Royal Commission on Human Relationships, 1974–1977

School of History - events - Thu, 2016-03-24 11:58
Date and time:  Wed, 30/03/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

 

Mike Clohesy and Peter de Waal, CAMP NSW demonstration at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 19 October 1975 (Peter de Waal papers, State Library of NSW, MLMSS 6089)

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