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Business School - GMA
 February 2011
Wednesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Another India: Land, Water and Rural Poverty Website | More Information
Discussion of India in the public sphere in Australia often focuses on the growth of the Indian economy, trade relations, and the emergence of India as a powerful economic and political actor within the international system. Less present in media and public discourse on India is consideration of social and environmental challenges, or even what could be described as crises, that are experienced most acutely by citizens located in the urban periphery and in rural areas. Questions of access to land for maintaining livelihoods and the legitimacy of land acquisition for development projects have emerged as arenas of local political conflict in India.

Water resources and their distribution are also not just a question of policy but of politics in urban and rural India, and will be ever-more so in the context of global climate change. The long-standing social crisis of rural poverty in India also remains unresolved, as attested by the disturbing phenomena of farmer suicide.

Three speakers, each of them distinguished experts and public commentators in India, will discuss these questions in this special lecture.

About The Speakers:

*P. Sainath is India’s most highly-awarded journalist. He is the Rural Affairs Editor of 'The Hindu'. Sainath was the first Indian in 25 years to win the Ramon Magsaysay Prize in 2007 for his “passionate commitment as a journalist to restore the rural poor to India’s national consciousness.”

*Swapna Banerjee-Guha is Professor of Development Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. From 1981-2006 she was Professor of Human Geography at the University of Mumbai. She is the author of six books and over a hundred academic articles.

*Dr Anjal Prakash is Senior Fellow and Director of the Peri Urban Water Security Project at the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, Hyderabad, India. He has worked extensively on the issues of ground water management, gender, natural resource management and water supply and sanitation in India.

This lecture is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Wednesday 16
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay with Bernard Salt : The Big West – Seachange, Treechange, FIFO, Boom! Website | More Information
Presented by WestNet Infrastructure Group

At this breakfast noted author and social commentator Bernard Salt will be commenting on how social, cultural and demographic trends are impacting on Western Australia’s business future.

In light of Australia’s increasing and also ageing population he will discuss the effects this will have on housing, property prices, employment, skills, education, urban infrastructure, regional infrastructure, health care and lifestyle in Western Australia.

Bernard Salt is a best-selling author of three popular books on demographic change. He is a columnist with The Australian and Melbourne Herald Sun newspapers. He is a Partner with KPMG and heads a group of researchers providing demographic advice to business.

Bernard is also one of Australia’s most quoted social commentators. He regularly appears on many radio and television programs and he manages to combine an astute observation of human behaviour and change with hard data.

$45 Members /$55 Guests or $450 for a table of 10, includes a two-course sit down breakfast and presentation by Bernard Salt

11:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Business School Pre-Enrolment Session : For commencing undergraduate international students and local undergraduate students More Information
The Business School cordially invites commencing undergraduate international students and local undergraduate students with second round offers to attend a pre-enrolment session on Wednesday 16 February at 11:00am in the Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre. At this session students will have access to academic staff to assist in planning the degree. By attending the session students will learn more about the various majors offered in the Business School and determine the units required for their first enrolment.
Monday 21
18:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Business School Public Lecture with Dr Mary Gentile : Giving Voice to Values: the “How” of business ethics Website | More Information
Dr Gentile will share a ground-breaking new approach to preparing business managers and leaders for values-driven decision making. Drawing on both the actual experience of business practitioners as well as cutting edge research, GIVING VOICE TO VALUES (GVV) fills a long-standing and critical gap in our understanding of how to enable ethical practice. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, GVV focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”

GVV was launched by The Aspen Institute and Yale School of Management, with ongoing support from Babson College. Developed by Gentile, a veteran of Harvard Business School and pioneer in both ethics and diversity management curriculum, GVV is now being piloted in over 100 educational and executive settings. Giving Voice to Values holds the promise to transform the foundational assumptions upon which the teaching of business ethics is based, and importantly, to equip future business leaders to not only know what is right – but how to make it happen.

Proudly supported by demèter wealth management www.demeterwm.com
Tuesday 22
9:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Business School Faculty Welcome : The UWA Business School invites commencing undergraduate students to attend the Faculty Welcome More Information
The UWA Business School cordially invites commencing undergraduate students to attend the Faculty Welcome on Tuesday 22nd February 9.30am at Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre [surnames A-L] and Ernst & Young Lecture Theatre [surnames M-Z]. At the Welcome commencing students will meet key faculty staff and representatives from the student societies; furthermore, a series of guided tours of the building will allow the opportunity to talk with current Business students about studying at UWA.

 March 2011
Thursday 10
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Credit-Suisse Recruitment Talk : Are you interested in working for Credit Suisse in full time and summer intern analyst roles? These roles are for students from ALL DISCIPLINES. Website | More Information
Credit Suisse offers intellectual challenges, exceptional rewards and global development potential for people who want to make a difference in the world. It's not about filling jobs. We are looking for people with the energy, ambition and passion to help Credit Suisse become the world's premier bank.

Find out more at the information session - book on UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Friday 11
10:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Momentum Partners UWA Case Competition : Momentum Partners is partnering with UWA for the second annual management consulting case competition Website | More Information
Momentum Partners is partnering with UWA for the second annual management consulting case competition, hosted by the Business School. $3000 prize pool.

Entries close Friday 11 March; to enter and for more information: https://www.momentumpartners.com.au/Careers/CASECOMPETITION/tabid/68/Default.aspx

All participants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at UWA (any faculty) with at least 48 points completed. Teams may be compose of 3-5 people. All entries to be submitted by Friday 11 March to:

[email protected]

17:00 - SUNDOWNER - GMA Twilight Drinks : Social drinks at the University Club More Information
Come down and catch up with a monthly sundowner for GMA members.

Cost $10 per person (includes finger food and Bar tab for 1-2 hours)
Monday 14
13:00 - LECTURE - Who owns music and why should you care? : Public lecture More Information
In this most timely and relevant lecture, Anthony Seeger, Distinguished Professor of ethnomusicology and Director of the Ethnomusicology Archives at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) will address issues in Intellectual Property and ethics from an ethnomusicological perspective. His lecture will address intellectual property rights of folk artists in the global economy.
Thursday 17
16:00 - - CSI PANEL DISCUSSION : Are community organisations at a crossroad? Website | More Information
Should governments supplement community organisations for their increased costs? Would that reduce the benefits of outsourcing public services? Will the comparative advantages of not-for-profits relative to private sector providers be narrowed? Will smaller, local organisations be less able to pay increased salaries than more-established, large-scale social enterprises?Will the decision drive rationalisation of the sector?

Our panellists will lead the discussion on these questions and more: Debbie Karasinski, CEO, Senses Foundation; Paul Flatau, Director, Centre for Social Impact, UWA Business School; Chris Hall, CEO, MercyCareand President of WACOSS; Rebecca Brown, Executive Director, Premier and Cabinet Event moderator: Cheryl Kernot

RSVP by Monday 7th March to Esther Lefas at [email protected]
Wednesday 30
19:00 - EVENT - Spirituality, Business and Globalisation : Sam Walsh from Rio Tinto, a Western Australian business leader will consider the role of spirituality in this modern connected gloablised world. Website | More Information
Some management theorists have argued “spirituality is the new black” in the work-place and in modern business. Is there a role for spirituality in the workplace and how are organisations grappling with this very private need? A Western Australian business leader considers the role of spirituality in this modern, connected globalised world. This is the final in the first 'Seek Wisdom' series, a partnership between the UWA Extension and the Religion and Globalisation Initiative at UWA.
Thursday 31
18:00 - EVENT - Postgraduate Information Evening Website | More Information
If you’re looking to advance your professional career, the UWA Business School offers a range of top postgraduate programs. For further information, please join us at our next Postgraduate Information Evening on Thursday 31st March at 6pm in the Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School, Entry 4, Hackett Drive, Crawley.

To register your interest, please call Postgraduate Reception on 6488 3980 or visit www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/westBC+

 April 2011
Friday 08
17:00 - SUNDOWNER - GMA Twilight Drinks : Social drinks at the University Club More Information
Come down and catch up with a monthly sundowner for GMA members held on the second Friday of each month.

Cost $10 per person (includes finger food and Bar tab for 1-2 hours)
Wednesday 20
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The 2011 Bateman Lecture : A Public Lecture by Professor Peter C.B. Phillips, Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor of Statistics at Yale University Website | More Information
A dominant characteristic of economic data is their tendency to trend over time. In Exploring the Mystery of Trends and Bubbles, Professor Phillips will examine the wandering nature of interest rates, exchange rates, and inflation, as well as the secular drift of economic aggregates like GDP.

Additionally, the lecture will cover the detection of financial bubbles, the evolutionary course of bubble phenomena, and its impact on financial and economic systems – including, amongst other effects, huge swings in wealth and a threat to the credibility of economic institutions.

About Peter C.B. Phillips Peter C.B. Phillips was born in England in 1948. He took up his appointment at Yale in 1979 and currently holds adjunct professorial appointments at the Universities of Auckland, Southampton and Singapore Management University. He is one of the most prolific researchers in Economics. His research covers many areas of econometrics, its empirical applications and its wider implementations in fields such as communications and environmental science. His latest work includes an econometric analysis of the recent financial crisis, developing a new methodology for dating key events and providing early warning diagnostics of financial bubbles.

He is founder and Editor of the journal Econometric Theory. He is an elected fellow of many learned societies, including the Econometric Society, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistical Association, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of New Zealand, and the British Academy.

Lecture Details DATE Wednesday 20 April 2011 TIME 5.00pm-6.30pm VENUE Ernst & Young Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School

For more information please contact Winthrop Professor Darrell Turkington, UWA Business School on 6488 2880 or [email protected]

The Bateman is a free event and is open to the public

 May 2011
Tuesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Business School Public Lecture – Pathways to Social Innovation with Professor Tina Dacin Website | More Information
Pathways to Social Innovation

Stan & Jean Perron Visiting Professor Tina Dacin, E. Marie Shantz Professor of Strategy and Organisational Behaviour Queen's School of Business, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is the Director of the Queen's School of Business Centre for Responsible Leadership and Area Coordinator of the Organisational Behaviour group at the school. She is also a member of the University Senate at Queen's University and Chair of the Principal's Innovation Fund Committee.

Social innovation has become an increasingly powerful vehicle in addressing today’s social needs. From launching new courses to the emergence of design principles and incubators, students and practitioners are seeking to understand how to leverage and accelerate social innovation to address a wide range of issues, including sustainability, poverty, education, citizen engagement and healthy communities.

During the lecture you’ll discover:

- What is social innovation and why is it important?

- What is the role of space in animating social innovation? In other words, how do you take an idea and bring it to life?

- What are the key elements of successful social innovation?
Friday 13
17:00 - SUNDOWNER - GMA Twilight Drinks : Social drinks at the University Club More Information
Come down and catch up with a monthly sundowner for GMA members held on the second Friday of each month.

Cost $10 per person (includes finger food and Bar tab for 1-2 hours)
Friday 20
10:00 - LECTURE - Editing techniques for academic writing : A systematic approach for editing and refining your writing will be outlined More Information
Dr Michael Azariadis will outline a systematic approach for editing and refining your academic writing.
Tuesday 24
12:00 - FREE LECTURE - Trafficking of Women and Children in Nepal : Public lecture with CNN Hero of the Year 2010, Ms Anuradha Koirala, Chairperson, Maiti Nepal. Website | More Information
MAITI Nepal was born in 1993 through a group of socially committed professionals to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labour and various forms of exploitation and torture.

Ms Anuradha Koirala will speak about the problem of human trafficking and its consequences. She will highlight the work of Maiti Nepal and how these trafficked girls and women are rescued from brothels and given a home to heal, learn and be loved.

Ms Anuradha Koirala has rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery and was named the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year.

RSVP: https://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/eventregistration

 June 2011
Thursday 09
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - 7th Australasian Development Economics Workshop @ UWA Business School - Keynote Speech : Can Entrepreneurship Programs Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor? Website | More Information
Microcredit programs are widely promoted by governments and non-governmental organisations in many developing countries, as a means to alleviate poverty through income generation activities. BRAC, which was established in 1972, is currently the largest non-governmental organisation operating in the world. In this lecture Professor Burgess will discuss his research on an impact evaluation of BRAC programs which try to promote entrepreneurship amongst the ultra-poor, both in Bangladesh and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Professor Burgess is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme at the London School of Economics. His areas of research interest include development economics, public economics, political economy, labor economics and environmental economics.

RSVP https://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/eventregistration
Friday 10
17:00 - SUNDOWNER - GMA Twilight Drinks : Social drinks at the University Club More Information
Come down and catch up with a monthly sundowner for GMA members held on the second Friday of each month.

Cost $10 per person (includes finger food and Bar tab for 1-2 hours)

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