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RSSS - events - Thu, 2016-07-14 10:26
Date and time Thursday, 14th July 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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A demographic framework for understanding the dynamics of homelessness

Demography - events - Wed, 2016-07-13 14:38
Date and time:  Fri, 19th Aug 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  James O'Donnell Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

This is a PhD proposal seminar.

James O'Donnell is a PhD candidate in the School of Demography.

School of History Seminar Week 1: Not Passing - Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity

School of History - events - Wed, 2016-07-13 09:52
Date and time:  Wed, 20/07/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library ANU Not Passing — Shapeshifting: Reflections on Racial Plasticity
Wednesday 20 July 2016 4:15–5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Paul Spickard, University of California, Santa Barbara

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU


The Aylmer Twins.

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Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Workshop

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-07-12 10:25
Workshop / conference Date and time:  Fri, 15/07/2016 - 14:00 - 17:30 Location:  Benjamin Library, Coombs Building, Fellows Road Lachlan Umbers

A workshop on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) topics will be held on Friday 15th July from 2:00 pm.


2:00 to 3:30: Loren Lomasky (Philosophy, Virginia): "Fleecing the Young"
3:30 to 4:00: Afternoon tea
4:00 to 5:30: Geoff Sayre McCord (Philosophy, UNC-Chapel Hill): "Are Normative Facts relevant for Feasibility?"

An informal social gathering will be held afterwards in the Coombs Tearoom.

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Colin Klein (Macquarie)

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-07-12 09:03
Thursday Seminar Date and time:  Thu, 13/10/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Ethnic statistics and racial politics in Britain from Enoch Powell to Big Data

Demography - events - Mon, 2016-07-11 14:58
Date and time:  Fri, 5th Aug 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  Dr Laurence Brown Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

For over sixty years, the British government has struggled with how to count migrant populations. Uncertainties over immigration statistics have been at the heart of public debates from Brexit to the controversies over colonial migration in the 1950s.

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Teenage mothers in the UK and France: Who are they and what accounts for their comparatively higher prevalence in the UK?

Demography - events - Mon, 2016-07-11 09:51
Date and time:  Fri, 29th Jul 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter:  John Tomkinson Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

The United Kingdom stands out among Western European countries for its childbearing at very young ages (during adolescence). The level of teenage fertility in the UK being double of that observed in France.

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HDR Masterclass on Race, Mixed Race, and Identity

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-07-08 14:14
Date and time:  Fri, 29/07/2016 - 13:00 - 15:00 Venue:  Seminar Room 1.13, HC Coombs Building, ANU

It is common in academic circles to assert that racial and ethnic identities are socially constructed entities.  This masterclass will offer students tools for examining how those identities are in fact constructed.  It will explore the history of racial thinking, examine how modern racial ideas came to be, and think about how different racial and ethnic systems operate in different parts of the world.  In particular, it will explore the rise in the last quarter century of the idea of racial mixedness and contemplate that idea's impact on our ideas about race.  Final

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Tunisia: Post-revolution

CAIS - events - Fri, 2016-07-01 10:01
Event type:  Seminar Date and time:  Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:00 - 11:30 Venue:  Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies Speaker:  Roundtable discussion

Following successful and orderly national elections in 2011 and 2014, Tunisia continues its transition from dictatorship to democracy with municipal elections to be held in March 2017. This roundtable discussion brings together representatives of major civil society organisations who will examine post revolution Tunisia and its ongoing progress towards democratisation and political reform.They will share expertise and experience that will enhance Tunisia’s capacity for successful democratic consolidation at all levels including local governance. The representatives are:

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Awesome Workshop in Normative Ethics and Political Philosophy

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2016-06-28 12:24
Workshop / conference Date and time:  Tue, 19/07/2016 - 09:00 - Wed, 20/07/2016 - 17:00 Location:  JG Crawford Building (132), Crawford Canberry & Springbank Room   An awesome two day workshop on normative ethics and political philosophy. Tuesday will be focused on political philosophy and Wednesday will be mostly concerned with normative ethics.

Times: 9:00am -6:30pm on the Tuesday 19th July and 9:00am -5:00pm on Wednesday 20th July

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Women and Violent Extremism: Myth and Reality

CAIS - events - Tue, 2016-06-28 10:16
Event type:  Conference Date and time:  Friday, July 29, 2016 - 09:00 - 18:00 Venue:  ANU Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building (#124) 24 Garran Road Acton ACT 2601 Speaker:  Presented by Coral Bell School and CAIS

What prompts a young, educated woman brought up in the West to run away to join a fundamentalist society where the role of women is highly circumscribed?

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Dr Philip Butterss, The life of C.J. Dennis; 'An Unsentimental Bloke'

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 14:32
Date and time:  Thu, 30/06/2016 - 12:00 - 23:30 Venue:  Seminar Room A, HC Coombs Building, ANU

Dr Philip Butterss will talk about C.J. Dennis, whose best-selling books The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and The Moods of Ginger Mick made him a literary celebrity during the First World War and beyond, and are credited by some as helping to shape the ANZAC legend. He will give some attention to Dennis’s careful crafting of his own public profile, and to the more private C.J.

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Research Bytes

School of History - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 13:52
Date and time:  Wed, 29/06/2016 - 17:00 - 18:00 Venue:  The Scarth Room, University House, ANU (enter from Balmain Cres)

Research Bytes provides an opportunity to to hear our Early Career Academic Fellows talk briefly about their work, followed by a chance to network and mingle.

A diverse panel of ECAFs will showcase their research interests during 4-5 short talks.
The speakers are Elena Martin Avila (Biology, CMBE), Gemma Betros (History, CASS), Deborah Apthorp (Psychology, CMBE), Sorin Daniliuc (Accounting & Business, CBE) and Claire O’Brien (Medicine, CMBE).

The talk will be followed by informal drinks & networking from 6pm to 6.30pm.


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Probability Workshop

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2016-06-24 12:15
Workshop / conference Date and time:  Mon, 18/07/2016 - 10:30 - Tue, 19/07/2016 - 18:00 Location:  Mills Room, Chancelry Building, Australian National University Alan Hajek

Monday July 18, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, and Tuesday July 19, 2:30 - 6:00 pm


Rachael Briggs (Stanford University)

Weng Hong Tang (National University of Singapore)

Hlynur Orri Stefánsson (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm)

Katie Steele (London School of Economics/Australian National University)

Aidan Lyon (University of Maryland, College Park/Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)

James Franklin (University of New South Wales) Peter Forrest (University of New England)

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Women’s gender role attitudes and fertility intentions of having a second child: Survey findings from Shaanxi Province of China

Demography - events - Wed, 2016-06-22 16:30
Date and time:  Fri, 1st Jul 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm Presenter:  Ying Li Location:  Seminar Room A, Coombs Building #9

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The Art of Time Travel by Tom Griffiths Book Launch

School of History - events - Mon, 2016-06-20 14:22
Date and time:  Tue, 26/07/2016 - 17:00 - 19:00 Venue:  The Drawing Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, Australian National University

To be Launched by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Please RSVP by Tuesday 19th July to or 03 9486 0288

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Patrick Forber (Tufts): Evolution through Enmity or Charity?

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2016-06-20 11:30
Thursday Seminar Date and time:  Thu, 21/07/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Recent thinking on the evolution of human cognition and morality increasingly emphasizes the importance of cooperative behavior to the lifeways of human ancestors. This is due, in part, to the unique and striking ability of humans to engage in altruism and complex cooperative tasks across many contexts and with kin and strangers alike. But such thinking is also informed by formal evolutionary models that aim to show how cooperative behaviors might emerge and remain stable against the threat of free riding or defection.

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Pakistan: Emerging democracy or veiled dictatorship?

CAIS - events - Mon, 2016-06-20 10:13
Event type:  Lecture Date and time:  Monday, July 4, 2016 - 15:00 - 16:00 Venue:  Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre, CAIS Speaker:  Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash

In this lecture Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash will discuss the internal developments of Pakistan in the last decade. He will make an assessment of the trajectory of the country under the elected governments of Presidents Asif Ali Zardari (2008-2013) and Nawaz Sharif (2013-). He will also look at what might be in store for Pakistan in the medium to long run.

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Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund): TBA

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2016-06-17 18:03
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 23/08/2016 - 16:00 - 18:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Professor Ira B. Nadel: Russian Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Russia

School of History - events - Tue, 2016-06-14 13:32
Date and time:  Tue, 14/06/2016 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  Humanities Research Centre Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building, ANU

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