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Nov
2014

“Valuing” the social sciences: An agenda for hard times

Lecture

It is clear that current policy settings in the tertiary and science policy sector - including research funding - favour the STEM subjects (that is, science (including medicine), technology, engineering and mathematics). This is not unique to New Zealand. This seminar will outline various…

20
Nov
2014

A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Symposium

  12:30 Welcome: Dr Fiona Jenkins (Convenor, Gender Institute, ANU) 12:35 p.m. to 3:30, Professor Matthews’ Activism, Scholarship, Teaching and Legacy Hedley Bull 2 12:35-2.00: Jill Matthews: activist and scholar Chair: Prof. Desley Deacon (Emeritus Professor of History, ANU) Speakers:…

19
Nov
2014

We want them alive: Violence and the "Mexican Moment"

Seminar

For most of the last decade, Mexico has been mired in chronic violence due to the toxic relationships between the state and organized crime. The government’s war on drug cartels has caused the death of over 80,000 and the disappearance of over 25,000. Today, the country is in the midst of an…

13
Nov
2014

The importance of being Paul Virilio

Lecture

James Der Derian, is probably the most expert person in Australia on the subject of the great contemporary French thinker Paul Virilio. He edited the first anthology of Virilio’s writing to appear in English translation. Recently he was appointed Director of the Centre of International Security…

28
Oct
2014

Stephen Harper, Open Federalism, and the Future of Canadian Social Policy

Lecture

Speaker: Professor Daniel Béland, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School in Public Policy, Canada Venue: Common Room, University House, ANU Abstract: Since becoming Prime Minister of Canada in early 2006, Stephen Harper has articulated what is known as “open federalism,” a vague creed that tends to…

23
Oct
2014

Art Forum: Paola Di Trocchio

Seminar

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria, features more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and…

15
Oct
2014

Queer objects: A symposium with Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagos

Symposium

SYMPOSIUM Queer objects: A symposium with Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagos Thursday, 16 October 2014 - Friday, 17 October 2014 Conference Room, Level 1, A D Hope Bldg 14, ANU 'The rejection of essentialism,' David Halperin writes in How to be Gay (2012), 'did not prevent the…