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 March 2017
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 Cataluńa More Information
Cerveceros Piratas – or Pirate Brewers have emerged as an important feature within a broader counter-cultural landscape within Cataluńa. 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 (...)

 May 2017
Thursday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : From Barges to Gentlemen's Yachts: The archaeology of the Port of Perth 1830-1900 More Information
In 2011 Dr Gaye Nayton gave a public talk at the “More than grass – Exploring the Esplanade” conference, organised by the History Council of Western Australia. Dr Nayton’s talk was entitled “Foreshore treasure: The potential archaeology of the buried Port of Perth” where she stated that while the “P (...)
Tuesday 09
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Talking Allowed: Seeing Allowed? : Professor Jane Lydon (Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History) will speak to a number of issues that surround images of suffering. While it would seem that in 2017 photographs and images are becoming central to socio-political and ideological tensions, Professor Lydon will explore whether or not real change can be wrought by harrowing images of suffering. Website | More Information
Over the last two years and with the rise of the citizen photographer, there have been radical changes in how we respond to photographs and images, particularly those that reveal unimaginable suffering. Whether it is a photograph of the lifeless body of Aylan Kurdi washed ashore near the Turkish (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Challenges Confronting Whistleblowing and the International Civil Servant: A Multi-Level Research Framework More Information
Over 800 international governmental organizations employ thousands of civil servants. Whistleblowers in them confront problems common to their sovereign-level counterparts but also issues uncommon among their nation-state colleagues including a lack of whistleblower policy clarity, contractual (...)
Thursday 11
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Selection of animal species used for bead and pendant making in Aboriginal Australia: past and present More Information
Almost all of the beads found in Australian archaeological sites are made from marine shell or animal teeth and there is strong selectivity within these two classes of beads. Shell beads are dominated by three species and beads made from teeth are almost exclusively made from incisors of the (...)
Friday 12
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Peace Building and Literature in Indo-Pakistan Relations More Information
The heritage of the novel as ‘the dominant form of narrative literature in the West’ was instrumental in the seminal work entitled ‘The Nature of Narrative’ by Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg published in 1966. Their exploration of the meaning, character, plot and the point of view in narrative (...)

14:30 - EVENT - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Relational losses in South African migrant families: Can communication technologies help fill the void? More Information
Emigration from one’s country of birth is an inherently life-changing event which requires uprooting from all that is familiar. It is a complex and far-reaching phenomenon affecting all members of a specific social network – both those who leave and those who stay behind. The bulk of migration (...)
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Should I stay or should I go now? Fire, Water, and Intensive Seed Use in the Australian Arid Zone More Information
Contemporary Martu rarely harvest grass seeds but inadvertently foster patches of grass when they burn to hunt burrowed monitor lizards, demonstrating that grass seeds need only be by-products, rather than intended crops, of firestick farming. Nonetheless, repeatedly setting hunting fires in the (...)

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