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

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 11:02
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 13:24
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 09:17
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 09:11
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): Money, Ethics and Tissue Donation

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:52
Date and time:  Mon, 08/05/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Since the 1930s it has been possible to transfer living biological material between persons for therapeutic benefit – first blood, and more recently solid organs, cellular matter, and reproductive tissues. In almost all jurisdictions organs and blood must be given as gifts, without recourse to money incentives or other kinds of valuable consideration. In this presentation I will review the history and reasoning that informed the framing of the gift relation as the organisational and ethical principle for blood banking in the mid-twentieth Century.

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Alex Bellamy (UQ)

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:51
Date and time:  Mon, 24/04/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Jensen Sass (UC): Ritual Deliberation: The Value of a Non-Ideal Practice

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:50
Date and time:  Mon, 10/04/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Deliberation based on the exchange of arguments and reasons is standardly regarded as a rational process par excellence, one that invites actors to reflect on and revise their beliefs, preferences, and perhaps even values. Yet in political deliberation actors routinely talk past one another. They argue to score points or to rationalize their existing beliefs. In consequence, they seldom learn from their interactions, change their minds, or update their view of the world.

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Suzy Killmister (UCONN): Dignity for the Cognitively Disabled

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:48
Date and time:  Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Many theories of dignity - including one I've defended myself - have the unpalatable implication that individuals with severe cognitive disabilities lack dignity. Since dignity is commonly taken to be the feature in virtue of which individuals are owed basic forms of respect, this implication is one that should be resisted. In this paper I explore a novel way of including the severely cognitively disabled within the realm of dignity.

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

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:47
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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Stephanie Collins

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:45
Date and time:  Mon, 20/03/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Anne Schwenkenbecher (Murdoch): Collective moral action problems, responsibility gaps, and global justice

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-02-28 13:39
MSPT seminar Date and time:  Mon, 06/03/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Collective moral action problems can be puzzling. Sometimes there appears to be a gap between what each of us ought to be doing and what we together ought to be doing: we have to act when I do not. In order to understand how responsibility gaps arise, we need to distinguish between different kinds of collective goods – incremental and fixed-sum – and different types of actions to produce them – genuinely cooperative and distributive actions. In contrast to fixed-sum goods, incremental goods can be produced in degrees.

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David Kinney (LSE): Choosing a Level of Causal Description: A Pragmatic Approach

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-02-27 14:12
Philsoc seminar Date and time:  Tue, 14/03/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Several recent authors in philosophy of science—including Weslake (2010), Woodward (2010, 2016), Weatherson (2012), and Franklin-Hall (2016)—argue that the most appropriate description of a particular causal relationship in nature is not necessarily the most detailed or fine-grained description of that trend. My goal in this essay is to provide a methodology for choosing the appropriate level of description for a given causal relationship.

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Legalising Authoritarianism in Egypt

CAIS - events - Mon, 2017-02-27 14:01
Date and time:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Prof. Hamzawy in conversation with CAIS Deputy-Director Prof. James Piscatori Location or Venue:  China in the World Auditorium, The Australian National University Speaker:  Professor Amr Hamzawy Contact Person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/legalising-authoritarianism-in-egypt-tickets-32395747553

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