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Income trends for selected single parent families

RSSS - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 08:46
Date and time:  Wednesday, 17th May 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Presenter:  Cukkoo Joseph Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Government transfer payments make a major contribution to the incomes of many single parent families, increasingly single parents are active in the workforce and frequently pay income tax.
This seminar will present joint research undertaken with Associate Professor Ben Phillips and considers the trends in social security payments and personal income tax paid by typical single parent families (cameos) in Australia. The modelling considers the period from 2005 to 2016 and includes a further projection of two years to 2018.

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Indigenous Data Sovereignty

CAEPR events - Wed, 2017-05-03 17:02
24 May 17 Seminar John Taylor Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email:  caepradmin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 61250587

In the age of 'big data' debates about 'data sovereignty' have been dominated by national governments and multinational corporations focused on issues of access and legal jurisdiction. Missing from those conversations has been consideration of the inherent rights and interests of indigenous peoples regarding the collection, ownership and application of data about their people, lifeways and territories. In this seminar I report on new thinking and emerging practice regarding an assertion of 'indigenous data sovereignty'.

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Demographic Research in Ageing and Longevity: A Road Less Travelled

Demography - events - Tue, 2017-05-02 14:57
Date and time:  Fri, 5th May 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Seminar School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Heather Booth

Assessing drought conditions in Australia: A self-report measure based on spike and slab lasso

RSSS - events - Thu, 2017-04-27 16:33
Date and time:  Wednesday, 10th May 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Acton Presenter:  Dr. Shuvo Bakar Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Dr Bakar will be presenting collaborative work being undertaken with Professor Matthew Gray, Dr Ben Edwards and Dr Boyd Hunter. The object is to better understand the perception of drought using a self-report measure from a survey conducted in 2007. We establish a relationship between climatic variables and survey data using a novel Bayesian spatial spike & slab lasso method. The proposed method identifies key climatic factors and their lagged influences on the self-reported drought measurement at postcode levels.

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Kioloa Research & HDR Development Weekend

School of History - events - Thu, 2017-04-27 11:26
Date and time:  Fri, 28/04/2017 - 09:00 - Sun, 30/04/2017 - 17:00 School of History Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

Staff and PhD students will travel to the ANU's Kioloa Coastal Campus on 28 April for a Research & HDR development weekend.

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Using an ‘Intermediate Data Structure’ for Sharing and Analyzing Historical Life Course Data

RSSS - events - Thu, 2017-04-27 11:15
Date and time:  Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room Level 3 Beryl Rawson Building Presenter:  Professor George Alter Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Life course data for historical studies of demographic behavior come from a wide range of sources.  Even when fundamental aspects of the data are the same (births, deaths, marriages, kinship, co-residence), data have been stored in idiosyncratic formats that are difficult to share and re-analyze.  The Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) offers a new approach to sharing both data and the data analysis software.  The IDS uses an entity-attribute-value format, which can hold almost any kind of data.  Data elements are dated for longitudinal analysis, and we capture relationsh

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Fiona Fidler (UMELB): How reproducible should science be?

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-04-25 17:21
Date and time:  Thu, 27/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Less than half of peer-reviewed, published experiments in psychology can be replicated with the same or similar effects[1]. The reproducibility of published biomedical research is even lower, and the cost of irreproducibility in biomedicine has been estimated at $28 billion per year, in the US alone[2]. This is all widely considered undesirable—but how reproducible should science be? This talk is a thinly veiled plea for philosophical help with this question.

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Tom Parr (Essex)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-04-22 21:42
Date and time:  Mon, 14/08/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Preston Greene (NTU Singapore)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:19
Date and time:  Mon, 07/08/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:17
Date and time:  Mon, 31/07/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:15
Date and time:  Mon, 24/07/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Julia Driver (WUSTL)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:12
Date and time:  Mon, 17/07/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

David Sobel (Syracuse)

Philosophy - events - Sat, 2017-04-22 19:09
Date and time:  Mon, 19/06/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Beyond Veiled Clichés – The curiosity of Arab women

CAIS - events - Fri, 2017-04-21 19:45
Date and time:  Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Amal-Awad.jpg Location or Venue:  Contact Us Australian Centre on China in the World, Building 188, Fellows Lane ., ANU. Speakers:  Amal Awad Contact person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beyond-veiled-cliches-the-curiosity-of-arab-women-tickets-33921762906

Amal Awad was tired of seeing books that explored the lives of Arab women from a western perspective. She set out to interview women of Arab heritage from both the Middle East and in Australia, as a Palestinian-Australian woman herself.

Amal Awad talks about the fascination with Arab women and their lives; the misconceptions that abound; and how Arab women respond in her upcoming book, Beyond Veiled Clichés – The Real Lives of Arab Women.

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Opportunities and challenges in evaluating national public health programs delivered through regional service organisations

CAEPR events - Fri, 2017-04-21 17:13
10 May 17 Seminar Alyson Wright Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email:  caepradmin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 61250587

Local involvement in how programs are delivered and implemented is supported by many working in community development and increasingly seen as important in public health, particularly in preventive health programs. Yet there are challenges for national program evaluation when decisions on implementation are devolved. These tensions play out in determining: how to define, standardise and measure national objectives, what measures to use in evaluation and who is responsible for collecting and analysing the data.

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Risky Performances: Reconciliation, Frontier Violence, and Imagined Refoundings

School of History - events - Fri, 2017-04-21 13:44
Date and time:  Wed, 26/04/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History Speakers:  Associate Professor Penny Edmonds Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

In contemporary settler societies reconciliation has emerged as a potent and alluring form of utopian politics.

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PolicyMod: ANU's model of the Australian tax and transfer system

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-04-19 10:27
Date and time:  Wednesday, 26th April 2017 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Presenter:  Associate Professor Ben Phillips Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Associate Professor Ben Phillips of the ANU Centre for Social Research and methods will be providing an introduction to ‘PolicyMod’  the recently developed ANU tax and transfer policy simulator. The presentation will detail the policies that are modelled and the underlying data and methodologies.

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Roger Crisp (Oxford): Moral Luck and Equality of Moral Opportunity

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-04-17 19:41
Date and time:  Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

This paper concerns what has come to be called ‘moral luck’. It begins with Adam Smith’s account of the problem, and then moves to the problem’s scope. It is argued that some of our sentiments in such cases may have their origin in views about moral pollution we no longer accept, and that this may provide an argument in favour of a volitionalist ethics. The paper closes with some discussion of the implications of and problems for such an ethics.

Daphne Brandenburg (Radboud University Nijmegen): Inadequate Agency and Appropriate Anger

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-04-13 12:55
Date and time:  Tue, 18/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

It is topical in moral psychology to equate the abilities required for being deserving of blame with the abilities required for being an appropriate addressee of the reactive attitudes. The most influential account of these abilities is reason responsiveness (McGeer & Pettit, 2015; McKenna, 2012; Shoemaker, 2015; Wallace, 1996; Watson 1993).

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2017 Allan Martin Lecture - Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

School of History - events - Mon, 2017-04-10 12:26
Date and time:  Tue, 30/05/2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 School of History Photo 1.jpg Venue:  Coombs Theatre, Building 9 Speakers:  Prof. David Armitage (FAHA) Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 6125 3744 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/civil-wars-a-history-in-ideas-tickets-33568497279

Please join the ANU School of History in welcoming Professor David Armitage, FAHA, for the 2017 Allan Martin Lecture

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