Robert Menzies Institute at the University of Melbourne
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Governing urban Indonesia
Indonesia is now a majority urban country, with almost 60 per cent of the population living in urban areas. This transition brings with it challenges typical of urbanisation, such as managing garbage, flooding, traffic, and public transport.
As well as examining these issues, the conference will discuss urban design and planning, the rise of gated communities, the politics of urban security, and kampung clearance and evictions. It will also look at how politics shapes urban governance, examining why some cities are pioneering better service delivery and public amenities for their citizens, while others remain mired in corruption, their streets filled with potholes.
About the Mini-Indonesia Update conference
The Mini-Indonesia Update is hosted by the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne, and organised in collaboration with The Australian National University’s Indonesia Project.
Location and Accessibility
This event will be at 207-221 Bouverie St. This building is home to The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health as well as the School of Geography. Please make your way to Lecture Theatre 1, B1 Level, located right at the bottom of the stairs. Please contact if you have accessibility requirements.
To help keep everyone safe, please refrain from attending this event if you feel unwell.
Law Rare Book Lecture 2023
‘The Weird and Wonderful World of Animals and the Law’
Presented by Professor Katy Barnett
For this lecture, Professor Katy Barnett will discuss the book she co-wrote with Professor Jeremy Gans Guilty Pigs which considers the history and development of the law as it relates to animals. Does the King really own all the swans? Were medieval animals put on trial? And should animals (in captivity or otherwise) be treated like people? Since Guilty Pigs has come out, the New York Court of Appeal decided that Happy the Elephant was not entitled to legal personhood, but the Panamanian government has said that people can sue on behalf of the interests of sea turtles.
We hope you can join us for this opportunity to hear Professor Katy Barnett speak. The lecture will start at 6.00 pm and is hosted by the Law Library, Melbourne Law School.