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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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Categories: Events, School of History

Tuomas E. Tahko (University of Helsinki): Where Do You Get Your Protein? Or: Biochemical Realization

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-04-10 11:48
Date and time:  Thu, 13/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Biochemical kinds such as proteins pose interesting problems for philosophers of science. They can be studied both from the point of view of biology and chemistry, but these different perspectives may result in different classificatory practices. I will examine the tension that such classificatory differences produce. The reducibility of the biological functions of biochemical kinds to the chemical structures that realize these functions is a key question here. This leads us to a more general discussion of multiple realizability and realization at the biology-chemistry interface.

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The Forgotten Periphery: Creating the Iraqi public sphere

CAIS - events - Thu, 2017-04-06 20:39
Date and time:  Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Seminar Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Hala Fattah Photo .JPG Image: Dr Hala Fattah Speakers:  Dr Hala Fattah Contact person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  612 54928 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-forgotten-periphery-creating-the-iraqi-public-sphere-tickets-33488721668

 

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Self-agency and asylum: Who, how and why people undertake long and dangerous migration journeys. An examination of the migration patterns and processes of Hazara irregular maritime asylum seekers to Australia

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:23
Date and time:  Fri, 26th May 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Marie McAuliffe

In recent years, large numbers of people have embarked on high-risk sea journeys to reach specific destinations, including Australia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States. In 2015, for example, over 850,000 people crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, with many continuing their journeys to eventually reach other parts of Europe (mostly Germany, Sweden and Austria). Just over half were Syrian refugees who had been living in Turkey, with Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Iranians and a multitude of others making up the remainder.

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Human Geopolitics: Emigrants, States and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:20
Date and time:  Fri, 19th May 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Alan Gamlen

Abstract:

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Differences in labour force participation between birth cohorts and the implications for long-term projections

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:19
Date and time:  Fri, 12th May 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Seminar School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Linus Gustafsson, Department of Treasury

The persistent rise in aggregate labour force participation rates in Australia up until around 2010 suggests that later birth cohorts are more likely to participate than earlier ones. However, changes in aggregate participation rates are often analysed by looking separately at developments for different age groups. For example, Treasury produces medium- to long-term participation rate projections for different age groups for the Commonwealth Budget and the Intergenerational Report. These projections are then aggregated using projections of the structure of the population.

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Aboriginal land recovery in NSW: Mechanisms and Prospects from 2017

CAEPR events - Thu, 2017-04-06 12:19
19 Apr 17 Seminar Detail from Guach (2006) by Terry Ngamandara Wilson Associate Professor Heidi Norman University of Technology Sydney Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email:  caepradmin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 61250587

New provisions in the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (ALRA) are forecast to see a six-fold escalation in land recovery from 2017 through negotiated settlement. Criticism of the slow and protracted native title determination in New South Wales will also see more expeditious processing of claims currently in place over more than 35 per cent of the state. These predominant land recovery statutes will have significant crossover with the conservation estate and Aboriginal land management interests, unique land grants (such as Goat Island) and divestment of the Crown Land estate.

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Declan Smithies (OSU): Affective Experience, Reasons for Action, and Desire

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-04-04 20:58
Date and time:  Thu, 06/04/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

What is the role of affective experience in explaining how desires provide us with reasons for action? When we desire that p, we are disposed to feel attracted to the prospect that p, and to feel averse to the prospect that not p. In this paper, we argue that these affective experiences – feelings of attraction and aversion – provide us with reasons for action in virtue of their phenomenal character. Moreover, we argue that desires provide us with reasons for action only because they are disposed to cause the phenomenal character of affective experience.

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Kim Sterelny (ANU): Norms: Cooperation, Scale and Complexity

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 A

Just about everyone who works on the evolution of social or moral norms connects the evolution of norms to the distinctive character of human cooperation. More specifically, important recent work has connected the evolution of norms to the scale of human cooperative life: this idea is developed in somewhat different ways in Michael Tomasello’s Natural History of Human Morality; Robert Boyd’s A Difference Kind of Animal; Philip Kitcher’s The Ethical Project and Joseph Henrich’s The Secret of Our Success.

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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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Cultural heritage and the mediation of identity, memory and historical narratives

School of Sociology - events - Fri, 2012-08-17 09:41
Date and time:  Mon, 22/10/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Laurajane Smith,
ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology,

The Australian National University,

Larry Saha Room 2175 Haydon-Allen Building

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The Deployment of Informal Knowledge in Bangladeshi Flood Management

School of Sociology - events - Wed, 2012-08-08 16:14
Date and time:  Mon, 19/11/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Brian R. Cook, Department of Resource Management and Geography, School of Land and Environment, University of Melbourne,

Larry Saha Seminar Room 2175, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building, The Australian National University,

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Rethinking resilience: surveillance, community and the UK riots

School of Sociology - events - Mon, 2012-08-06 10:16
Date and time:  Mon, 15/10/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30 Dr Peter Rogers, Co-Director Climate Futures, Department of Sociology,
Macquarie University, Larry Saha Seminar Room 2175, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building,
The Australian National University,

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The Caliph, the Imam and the mates: Cyber Islam and the formation of second generation migrant's national identity in Australia

School of Sociology - events - Tue, 2012-07-31 17:24
Date and time:  Mon, 03/09/2012 - 13:00 - 14:00

Ghada Wadeisa, PhD Candidate,

School of Sociology, ANU,

Larry Saha Room, Haydon Allen Building #2175

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The five faces of social inclusion: Theory and methods underpinning approaches to the measurement of social inclusion for children with disabilities

School of Sociology - events - Tue, 2012-07-31 17:21
Date and time:  Mon, 27/08/2012 - 13:00 - 14:00

Rebecca Taylor, Postdoctoral Fellow,

School of Sociology, ANU,

Larry Saha Room, Haydon Allen Building #2175

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Resilience and Societal Security: Change, (Dis)order and Disaster Management

School of Sociology - events - Tue, 2012-07-31 17:13
Date and time:  Mon, 20/08/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Peter Rogers

'Climate Futures' Co-Director, Department of Sociology, Macquarie University,

Larry Saha Room, Haydon Allen Building #2175

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Implications of flat ontologies: rethinking responsibility and sustainability within ‘new materialism’

School of Sociology - events - Tue, 2012-07-31 17:07
Date and time:  Mon, 13/08/2012 - 13:00 - 14:00

Catherine Ayres, Phd Candidate

School of Sociology, ANU,

Larry Saha Room, Haydon-Allen Building # 2175

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