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 March 2017
Tuesday 14
13:00 - SEMINAR - The timing of stress: understanding adaptation in changing environments : School of Human Sciences (APHB) Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Given the prediction for the increase to both the frequency and intensity of natural disasters due to global climate change, it is becoming increasingly important that we understand the impact of past disasters so we may be able to better mitigate the effects of future ones. Using (...)

16:30 - FREE LECTURE - Public Lecture by Mr Richard Heydarian : The Philippines in 2017: President Duterte, the South China Sea and ASEAN Website | More Information
You are invited to join us for a public lecture on the escalating South China Sea dispute and how the assertive policies of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte are shaping this dispute and wider East Asian geopolitics. In 2017, the Philippines are chairing the ASEAN bloc in its 50th year. As the (...)
Thursday 16
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Archaeology Seminar - "Horse of another colour?" Heritage studies and the critical turn - Dr. Kynan Gentry : UWA Archaeology Seminar Series More Information
In 2012 the newly established Association of Critical Heritage Studies appealed for a critical turn in heritage scholarship, calling on its members to ‘critically engage with the proposition that heritage studies needs to be rebuilt from the ground up’, and that this required the ‘ruthless (...)
Friday 17
12:30 - FREE LECTURE - SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Grammar revolutions: Transformative Knowledge in Solomon Islands More Information
After decades neglecting grammar in schools, some Western educators are calling for a grammar revolution. The revolution may be happening in some unexpected places. In this paper, I discuss building interest in grammar on the island of Ranongga in the Western Province of Solomon Islands (...)

13:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 - “What Does an Australian Look Like? Asia-Australian Perceptions of ‘Australian Appearance’ in Multicultural Australia : Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 More Information
This talk draws on a small scale pilot study which focused on identifying some key themes relating to appearance, attractiveness and belonging, and which were considered important for young Asian Australian men and women. Some existing literature on appearance and belonging in Australia and other (...)

13:30 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : What Does an Australian Look Like? Asia-Australian Perceptions of ‘Australian Appearance’ in Multicultural Australia More Information
This talk draws on a small scale pilot study which focused on identifying some key themes relating to appearance, attractiveness and belonging, and which were considered important for young Asian Australian men and women. Some existing literature on appearance and belonging in Australia and other (...)
Thursday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Sediments Control Coastal Resources for Humans: The Post-Glacial NW Shelf More Information
Work in Australia aimed at finding prehistoric submerged archaeology is just beginning. For the NW Shelf, knowledge is increasing rapidly on its preserved drowned palaeoshorelines and palaeotidal simulations. Using the modern shelf as a reference, we rate past changes in shelf dynamics over the (...)
Friday 24
14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Violence against women: A global phenomenon More Information
Violence and discrimination against women is a global phenomenon. Throughout the world women and girls face pervasive violence and discrimination due to their gender which is commonly accepted under the banner of ‘culture’. Through my work with my foundation Project Monma I have travelled to (...)
Tuesday 28
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Employee reporting of ethical violations in the Australian Public Service More Information
Although employee reporting of workplace ethical violations is recognized as an important measure for managing the integrity of the public service, not many public employees who have witnessed ethical violations actually report them. This study examines and compares the links between employee (...)
Thursday 30
15:45 - EVENT - Syrian Refugees in Jordan : A speaking engagement by Australia's Ambassador to Jordan, Miles Armitage More Information
Ambassador Armitage will be in Australia as part of the ‘Global Heads of Mission Meeting’ – the first time Australia will bring together all Australian Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consuls-General to consider the emerging challenges and opportunities facing Australia at the time when we are (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Human skeletal remains and archaeology associated with the mutiny of the VOC Retourschip Batavia, 1629: Findings of the 2015/2016 field season More Information
On 4 June 1629, the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) retourschip Batavia wrecked on Morning Reef, in the Houtman Abrolhos, approximately 65 km off the Western Australian coast. The macabre events following the wrecking saw more than 100 individuals murdered over a three-month period, by (...)
Friday 31
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Politics of governance in transition: One year experience with the first civilian government of Myanmar in 50 years More Information
It has been exactly twelve months since the first civilian government of Myanmar took the office in 50 years. Regardless of high degree of international and domestic legitimacy, the civilian government however has been facing challenges in several fronts, including ineffective governance. This (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Fermenting Ecologies: Pirate Breweries and Social Struggle in Cataluña More Information
Cerveceros Piratas – or Pirate Brewers have emerged as an important feature within a broader counter-cultural landscape within Cataluña. Loosely defined, these brewers produce and distribute beer illegally, directing profits towards non-state, subversive infrastructure, services and projects. In (...)

 April 2017
Thursday 06
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : The Trouble with Representation Australian Indigenous World(view)s and the ‘White Magic’ of Modernity More Information
This talk presents original ethnographic material drawing on long-term fieldwork at the Indian Ocean coast of Northwest Australia. It highlights a particular aspect in a conflict situation over the construction of a $ 45 Billion AUD liquefied natural gas facility (LNG) on top of an Indigenous (...)

16:45 - FREE LECTURE - Pop-up Event: Trump vs Deep State vs Russia : Panel event discussion the controversy surrounding President Trump and his alleged connections to Russia Website | More Information
AIIA WA, together with the Perth USAsia Centre, have the pleasure to invite you to a pop-up panel event to discuss the controversy surrounding President Trump and his alleged connections to Russia. Our panel of experts on US politics, the intelligence community, and Russia will discuss the Trump (...)
Friday 07
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series Semester 1 2017 : Nikkatsu Film Noir as a Lens to Look at Socio-Cultural Change in Postwar Japan More Information
This paper considers the ways that the genre of American film noir was adapted in “Nikkatsu Action” crime films to capture and convey some of the faultlines of rapid socio-economic and cultural change in 1950s/1960s Japan.

The term film noir was initially used by French film critics (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Free seminar: Impacts of national and regional policies upon the Bajau Laut More Information
Impacts of national and regional policies upon the Bajau Laut who occupy the maritime border region shared by Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
Monday 10
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Public Lecture by Hon. Robert French AC : U.S. Influence on the Australian Legal System Website | More Information
The Perth USAsia Centre together with the UWA Law School invite you to join us for a public lecture by the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Hon. Robert French AC. Justice French will address the significant influence the political and legal architecture of the United States has (...)
Tuesday 11
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : The sharing economy, digital disruption and innovation in China More Information
In this presentation I examine the evolution of the digital economy in China from the early 2000s to now. The key idea behind this is the integration of technological innovation (science & technology) and cultural creativity (arts and culture). The emphasis within the 13th Five Year Plan is (...)
Thursday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Archaeology in the age of alternative facts -The Beeliar wetlands investigation and Roe 8 More Information
During planning for the aborted Roe 8 highway project in the Perth metropolitan region, Noongar Traditional owners and archaeologists became concerned about protection of Aboriginal heritage place DAA 4107, which extends along the north side of Walliabup (Bibra Lake), through the Roe 8 corridor (...)


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