Public seminar

Young Men and Access to HIV Care in Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr Benjamin Hegarty, University of Melbourne
4 December 2019 - 12:30pm

Indonesia has recorded a worsening HIV epidemic among key populations (those most at risk of being affected by the virus), in particular among young men who have sex with men in large metropolitan centers for migration and employment (Jakarta and Bali).

Advancing Equal Outcomes in the Pacific

Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, Director, Social Development Programme (Gender, Culture & Youth) Pacific Community (SPC)
18 October 2019 - 2:00pm

In this seminar we will hear from Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, director of the Pacific Community’s Social Development Programme (SDP). The SDP’s goal is to ‘advance gender equality, social inclusion and cultural diversity to obtain equal development outcomes in key settings across the region’.

Women4twenty24: Women’s Political Representation in India and Indonesia

Dr Tanya Jakimow
8 October 2019 - 12:30pm

In this seminar, these elections provide the starting point to examine how women are faring within their respective electoral systems.

Nationalism’s Betrayal of Women: Anita Desai’s 'Clear Light of Day'

Honorary Associate Professor Jyoti Nandan, School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, ANU
3 October 2019 - 1:00pm

Nationalism, when ill-conceived, can come at the expense of values held dear among the more emancipated. The specific focus of this paper is Indian Nationalism and its impact on the women of India.

On the Distinctiveness of Military Sexual Violence: What We Know about the Case of the US Military

Professor Annick T. R. Wibben, Swedish Defence University
23 September 2019 - 3:00pm

Military sexual assault (MSA) is defined as attempted or completed sexual assault while the victim-survivor was serving in the US military, whereas military sexual trauma (MST) is used by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) as a diagnostic tool to describe the psychological trauma resultin

Experimenting on future children: How do early adopters shape the ethics and regulation of new technologies?

Professor Catherine Mills, Monash University
13 September 2019 - 12:00pm

While CRISPR-Cas9 has dominated the science headlines in recent years, there has been a broad social and moral consensus that it is too soon to move to clinical use of genome editing in human reproduction.

Cross-sectional average length of life by parity: Example using the US data

Ryohei Mogi, Centre for Demographic Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
3 September 2019 - 11:30am

High-income countries experienced significant fertility changes since the middle of 20th century. Traditionally researchers measure the fertility changes by utilising total fertility rate, mean age at childbirth, and parity progression ratio in cohort and period perspectives.

How the Nation Justifies Military Sexual Assault

Professor Megan MacKenzie, University of Sydney
19 August 2019 - 2:00pm

Despite numerous scandals, inquiries, and calls for zero tolerance over the past three decades, military sexual violence rates in Australia remain high.

The Good Migrant: Gender, Race, and Naturalisation in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa and Australia

Dr Rachel Bright, Keele University
14 August 2019 - 4:15pm

What does a good migrant look like? How do migration officials identify ‘good’ migrants and how do potential migrants navigate this process?

Engendering the Anthropocene in Oceania: Fatalism, Resilience, Resistance

Professor Margaret Jolly
14 August 2019 - 9:30am

Who are ‘we’ in the Anthropocene, how do notions of our shared humanity contend with the cascading global inequalities of place, race, class and gender?


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