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Kim Sterelny (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-04-04 12:39
Date and time:  Mon, 29/05/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Work and Socio-economic differences in biomarkers of stress

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-04-04 10:13
Date and time:  Wednesday, 19th April 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Professor Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Manchester and Co-Director, National Centre for Research Methods, UK will give a seminar on the 19 April 2017. His expertise and current research is related to biosocial research methods, including work and stress-related biomarkers, retirement and stress/health. He is also involved in a newly funded ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial research with University of Manchester, UCL and University of Essex.

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Living Ethically in the 21st Century - Philosophy and Public Policy Lecture Series

Philosophy - events - Wed, 2017-03-29 08:40
Date and time:  Wed, 29/03/2017 - 18:00 - 20:00 Public lecture Special event School of Philosophy Singer image.jpg Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B Contact email:  phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 6125 3744 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/living-ethically-in-the-21st-century-tickets-32423834562

To live ethically in the 21st century as a citizen of an affluent country like Australia, it is not, Peter Singer contends, enough to abide by conventional moral rules which tell us not to do certain things. The world has changed, and our responsibilities have also changed accordingly. He will discuss those responsibilities in respect of global poverty, climate change, and our treatment of nonhuman animals.

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Income Poverty – Results, Methods, and Issues

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-28 20:26
Date and time:  Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3 Beryl Rawson Building Presenter:  Rob Bray Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Estimates of the number of people living in ‘poverty’ are regularly produced by academics, welfare organisations, and in some cases by government. While frequently used at face value in political and social debate, these estimates which frequently suggest that significant numbers of people are living in poverty are also at times contested.  This raises the question of what do these figures mean, how much reliance should be placed on them, how are they produced and what are the issues in their derivation.

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Launch of Carolyn Strange's 'Discretionary Justice'

School of History - events - Mon, 2017-03-27 10:11
Date and time:  Fri, 31/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:00 School of History cs2.jpg Speakers:  Dr Douglas Craig Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/discretionary-justice-pardon-and-parole-in-new-york-from-the-revolution-to-the-depression-tickets-32611684426

Please join the School of History, ANU, in the launching of Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression authored by Carolyn Strange.

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Categories: Events, School of History

Utopias: Retrospective and Prospective

School of History - events - Mon, 2017-03-27 09:37
Date and time:  Wed, 29/03/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History History Seminar_wk 6_Utopias panel.jpg Thomas More, Utopia, 1516. Hand-tinted illustration. Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Speakers:  Tania Colwell Speakers:  Benjamin Huf Speakers:  Russell Jacoby Speakers:  Desmond Manderson Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

The 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia in December 1516 has provided scholars with a fitting opportunity to revisit this classic work. Social critique, biting satire, or political philosophy: however one interprets More’s original text, concepts of utopia as both no-place and the good place, and its various derivations (e.g., dystopia, anti-utopia), have played a significant role in Western socio-political thought across the last five centuries.

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Keith Horton

Philosophy - events - Sun, 2017-03-26 00:14
Date and time:  Mon, 05/06/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Serene Khader

Philosophy - events - Sun, 2017-03-26 00:13
Date and time:  Mon, 22/05/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Matthew Lindauer (ANU)

Philosophy - events - Sun, 2017-03-26 00:12
Date and time:  Mon, 15/05/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Disadvantaged or diverse? Child disability and families in Australia

Demography - events - Mon, 2017-03-20 15:31
Date and time:  Fri, 7th Apr 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Annemarie Ashton-Wyatt

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 09:35
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 10:59
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 10:11
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 16:51
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 16:51
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 14:27
Date and time:  Fri, 31st Mar 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location:  Jean Martin Room in Beryl Rawson Building Presenter:  George Alter

 

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Measuring Stopping and Spacing in Fertility Transitions: A Regression Approach

Demography - events - Fri, 2017-03-10 14:14
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 14:27
Date and time:  Fri, 24th Mar 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location:  Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building Presenter:  George Alter

 

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The mysteries of Mademoiselle de Botidoux

School of History - events - Wed, 2017-03-08 08:19
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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Categories: Events, School of History

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

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 11:06
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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