17 April 2015 - Charles Shipan, University of Sydney, presents Bipartisanship and Public Policy in the United States
24 April 2015 - Richard Eccleston, University of Tasmania, presents The Future of Federalism: Multi-level Governance in an Age of Austerity
1 May 2015 - John Mikler, University of Sydney, presents Climate Innovation: Liberal Capitalism and Climate Change
Yale Workshop Outcomes
In mid-February, Professor John Kane and Dr Wes Widmaier organised and conducted a symposium in collaboration with the Jackson Center for Global Affairs at Luce Hall, Yale University. Despite severe blizzards and freezing temperatures, a full complement of international scholars assembled and addressed the symposium topic, Political Leadership and Economic Crisis. Eighteen papers were delivered and discussed over two days.
The central questions were:
- How leaders in different countries understood the causes and nature of the Global Financial Crisis
- How their understandings informed their individual and collective responses to it
Dr Shannon Brincat receives Award
Dr Brincat won the ISA Theory Section Best Paper Award 2015 for his co-authored paper ‘Dialectics for IR: Hegel and the Dao,’ (2014) with The New School’s Associate Professor, L.H.M Ling. The paper has been published in a special issue of the scholarly journal, Globalizations.
Other Centre staff were also out in force at the conference, with Professors Renee Jeffery and Jason Sharman, and Drs Luis Cabrera, Wes Widmaier and Stephen McLoughlin also participating in the event. Staff were actively involved in proceedings with many chairing conference sessions and delivering research papers to attendees.
Opportunities in Washington
In December and January Professors Haig Patapan and Jason Sharman met Professor Alan Tidwell, Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Enjoying close relations with the Australian Embassy in Washington and DFAT, Professor Tidwell is also a keen observer of politics and policy in Australia.
The Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, located in the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign at Georgetown University, has hosted numerous scholars over the years, including former Griffith colleague Brendon O'Connor.
Visiting scholars from CGPP may benefit from the proximity to the research resources in and around Washington DC, and enjoy supporting the mission of the center.
For further details, see http://canzps.georgetown.edu/