- Date Wed, 29 May 2019Time 17:45 – 19:30Location The George
Join the AIIA Young Professionals Network and the Institute of Public Administration Australia to hear Chris McKay present a paper on International Trade: Emerging Developments and Prospective Outlook.
Chris is an experienced economist, a Senior Analyst in the Department of Treasury's revenue forecasting team and lead author of the paper. The paper considers recent developments in global trade, in particular the US trade policy under the Trump administration and the current US-China trade dispute. It also examines several scenarios of how the trade dispute...More >
- Date Tue, 04 Jun 2019Time 18:00 – 19:30Location The University of Western Australia
When the Wright brothers presented their airplane to the US Army it was first considered a means to observe and record what was taking place below. The idea that it could be used to alter what could be observed came later, eventually leading to the aerial bombing and destruction of entire cities in WW2. Likewise, the first concerns about cyber hacking were focused on unauthorised access to data to be copied and stolen.
We now know that altering data can destroy the machines that use it. The implications of altering data are increasing as activities in our physical world become more reliant on machines controlled by computer networks sharing data. Altering data now has potential to disrupt the way energy is generated and transmitted, how hazardous substances are processed and transported, how vehicular...More >
- Date Wed, 05 Jun 2019Time 18:15 – 20:00Location The University Club of Western Australia
For well over a century Australia’s place in Asia has been at the forefront of public discussion and controversy. David Walker will explain how a ‘white’ nation, harbouring deep anxieties about rising Asia, sought to convince both itself and its neighbours that it belonged within the Asian region. This is the strange story of Australia’s momentous turn to the East.
David’s lecture will discuss a history of race, white prestige and belonging in a world shaken and transformed by decolonisation. These changes thrust the perplexing ‘mind of Asia’ to the fore. The psychology of Asia was often seen as the elusive key to understanding the region, rather than social and economic circumstances. With Britain’s withdrawal...More >