The 20th Anniversary of the first Vietnamese PhD students to study at ANU will be marked on Thursday at conference with a difference – the influential thinkers it draws from the southeast Asian country are all ANU graduates.
China will continue increase its aid to developing countries even while it tackles poverty on its own doorstep, according to a representative from the Chinese Government at the Crawford School’s Aid from Emerging Asia conference.
The announcement of a move towards greater cooperation between peak bodies for business, trade unions and social services has been welcomed by Crawford School social issues expert Professor Peter Whiteford.
A government decision to divert part of its aid budget to covering the costs of asylum seekers risks undermining aid effectiveness, according to Development Policy Centre Director Professor Stephen Howes.
Taking your seat as a newly-elected member of parliament can be a daunting experience, but a program run by the Crawford School’s Centre for Democratic Institutions is helping Papua New Guinea’s new parliamentarians find their feet.
Environmentalist and former leader of the Greens Dr Bob Brown has some advice for Crawford School students in their future careers: make sure you’re doing something that people will be grateful for a hundred years from now.