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 March 2011
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)

 July 2011
Tuesday 26
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Business School - CSI Public Lecture with Vanessa Meachen : Philanthropy in Australia Website | More Information
Recent media attention has focused on the comparative lack of philanthropy from Australia's highest earners. Our wealthy non-givers have been described as "morally bankrupt" and displaying "utter greed and selfishness". Are Australia's high net worth really that bad? Why aren't they giving? Should they give more? And what would encourage them to do so?

This lecture will present the findings of a 2010 study on giving among Australia's high and ultra-high net worth individuals, comparing them to their international counterparts and identifying strategies to encourage more of them to give - and the givers to give more.

Vanessa Meachen has been overseeing Philanthropy Australia's policy, research and training activities since 1998. Vanessa provides research and information services to Philanthropy Australia members and the wider community, including national and international trusts and foundations, politicians and policy makers, charities and the media.

To register visit www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/eventregistration

 August 2011
Tuesday 02
17:30 - INFORMATION EVENING - UWA Business School - BHP Billiton Scholarships Information Evening : Information Evening Website | More Information
Up to twelve Scholarships for Honours, Masters and PhD students at the UWA Business School are available each year, valued from $20,000 up to $153,000.

For information about the scholarships, join us and senior BHP Billiton representatives for an Information Evening. Networking and refreshments will be available after the session.

To register visit www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/eventregistration
Monday 08
12:00 - EVENT - Drop-in Careers Advice - Business School : Drop in Careers Advice More Information
Drop in for some Career Advice
Sunday 14
10:00 - EVENT - 2011 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, valuable research, community programs, and facilities...all mixed with a day full of lots of fun activities for everyone!
Tuesday 16
13:00 - EVENT - POSTGRADUATE CAREERS WEEK: On the Couch with the recruiters : Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Recruiters from KPMG, Department of Mines & Petroleum (Commerce, State Development) and an academic representative. Website | More Information
‘On the couch with the recruiter session’ is targeted at postgraduate students, although all students are welcome.

Discover what you need to know about being competitive in the market place - academia, government and industry. Be prepared to ask questions about resumes, pre interview, interview and post interview tips/general etiquette in job searching and acceptance.

Recruiters from KPMG, Department of Mines & Petroleum (Commerce, State Development) and an academic representative will be available to answer your questions.
Wednesday 17
9:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The 7 Secrets of Highly Effective PhD Students : An entertaining seminar that gives away some secrets of success for Masters and PhD students More Information
The workshop helps you to understand how to increase your effectiveness and outcomes in the following key areas: how you deal with your supervisor how you structure your study time your attitude (or lack thereof!) in relation to your research dealing with writer’s block or having difficulty writing getting the help you need when you are stuck juggling multiple commitments and never having enough time keeping on going when the going gets tough
Thursday 18
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Business School - "Measuring People's Willingness to Pay (WTP): 30 Years of Research" with Professor Vithala Rao : Public Lecture Website | More Information
In this lecture Professor Rao will discuss some of his research on behavioral aspects of pricing. The lecture will focus on three concepts -

1) The usual measurement of WTP using a conjoint utility model may be biased due to the presence of informational effect of price

2) Experimental results showing that the informational effect of price is not trivial to ignore

3) Incentive-compatible measurement procedures recently developed to measure the WTP for different levels of attributes.

Professor Rao will also describe the impact of informational effects of price on marketing resources allocation for a product.

Professor Vithala R. Rao holds a PhD in applied economics/marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published over 125 papers on several topics including conjoint analysis and multidimensional scaling and choice modeling.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The 2011 Marshall Warren Lecture : The Next Convergence. The future of economic growth in a multi-speed world Website | More Information
The 2011 Marshall-Warren lecture will be delivered by Michael Spence, Winner of the Nobel 2001 Prize in Economic Sciences with Joseph E. Stiglitz and George A. Akerlof.

In this lecture, Professor Spence will explore the main arguments of his book 'The Next Convergence'. This will appeal to those with an interest in world events and current affairs, economics and finance.

Michael Spence is a Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and was the chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development.

The Marshall-Warren Lecture Series honours UWA Professor Barry J Marshall and Emeritus Professor J Robin Warren, joint recipients of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their ground-breaking discovery about stomach ulcers and their bacterial basis.

This lecture series honours their significant achievement by bringing other Nobel Laureates to UWA who will share the excitement of their research with our community.

Cost: Free, however booking is essential. Book through the UWA Octagon Theatre Box Office (08) 6488 2440, M-F, noon-4.15pm
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Sustainable Wellbeing — An Economic Future for Australia : UWA Business School - Shann Memorial Lecture with Dr Martin Parkinson PSM Website | More Information
Dr Parkinson was appointed Secretary to the Treasury in March 2011. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management, and member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Board of Taxation, the Board of Infrastructure Australia and the Council of Financial Regulators. Dr Parkinson previously served as Secretary to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency from its establishment in 2007. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of Macroeconomic Group in the Treasury. Dr Parkinson holds a PhD from Princeton University, a MEc from the Australian National University and a BEc (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. To register visit https://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/eventregistration
Tuesday 30
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Economist Lecture Series : Stephen Miller, Managing Director, BlackRock More Information
On a size-adjusted basis, economics is more important in Australia than many other countries including the US and the UK. As part of UWA’s long history of producing economists who go on to have successful careers, the new Economist Lecture Series fills a gap in the understanding of what an economics degree can lead to. The lectures provide an appreciation of the value placed on the degree by business, government, academia, etc., supply insights into what economists actually do in practice and offer guidance to future opportunities for aspiring economists.

Prominent leaders who commenced their careers with a degree in economics will present the lectures to the UWA community. Stephen Miller is a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager. Stephen is Head of Australian and New Zealand Fixed Income and Cash and part of the Lead Portfolio Management Group for European and non-US Fixed Income.

Stephen graduated with a First Class Honours degree from UWA in 1983 and began his career in Canberra with the Federal Treasury in the same year. He subsequently joined the private staff of the then Federal Treasurer, the Hon Paul Keating MP, in 1985. Stephen completed his Masters Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1989 before returning to Sydney to take up a position at Bankers Trust. At Bankers Trust (later Principal Global Investors) he held a number of positions in New York and Sydney before being made Head of the Domestic and International Fixed Income Investment team. In 2002 he assumed his current role at what was Merrill Lynch Investment Managers now BlackRock.

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