Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne
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Join us for a screening and discussion of River(dir. J. Peedom & J. Nizeti, 2021), the fourth film in The Nonhuman series produced in partnership between Screening Ideas and the Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network.
Throughout history, rivers have shaped our landscapes and our journeys; flowed through our cultures and dreams. River takes its audience on a journey through space and time; spanning six continents, and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, including satellite filming, the film shows rivers on scales and from perspectives never seen before. Its union of image, music and sparse, poetic script create a film that is both dream-like and powerful, honouring the wildness of rivers but also recognising their vulnerability.
This screening will be accompanied by talk from Dr Kati Marinkovic Chavez.
Registration is free but capacity is strictly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
2022 Corden Public Lecture Series
Structural Transformation in Growing Open Economies: Australia’s Experience
Presented by Emeritus Professor Kym Anderson AC, University of Adelaide, and ANU
Structural transformations in growing economies, which have been analysed empirically for nearly a century, focus on sectoral shares of national GDP and employment but give little attention to exports. They note the decline of primary sectors as manufacturing expands, and then the relative decline also of manufacturing as services increasingly dominate each advanced economy’s GDP and employment as incomes rise. This lecture will compare and contrast evidence of trends in those sectoral shares in Australia over the past 180 years with those of other advanced economies.
Australia’s experience is unusual in several respects, explanations for which suggest both positive and negative lessons for less-advanced resource-rich economies. Part of its exceptionalism has to do with Australia’s trade policy choices, which encouraged manufacturing relative to primary production (especially mining) through much of the 20th century. The lecture will conclude by questioning how society’s evolving environmental objectives at home and abroad, and recent influences on globalization, might alter the structural transformation of Australia’s economy in coming decades.
We are pleased to announce that this lecture will be delivered in person. Join us for pre-lecture drinks from 5:30pm.