Past Events

This page provides a list of archived events we have held, including video recordings, related blogs, and (more recently) audio podcasts: Devpolicy Talks.

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International Development Election Forums: the Coalition
International Development Election Forums: the Coalition
10.30–11.30am 13 May 2022
Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

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Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre co-hosted a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This third Forum featured the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

Following an address from the Senator, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by former ABC journalist, broadcaster and researcher, Louise Maher.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The first Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi. The second was presented by the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP.

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International Development Election Forums: Australian Labor Party
International Development Election Forums: Australian Labor Party
10–11am 9 May 2022
Pat Conroy MP

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Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre co-hosted a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This second International Development Election Forum featured the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP.

Following an address from Mr Conroy, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by former ABC journalist, broadcaster and researcher, Louise Maher.

The Forum was livestreamed via the Development Policy Centre’s YouTube channel.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The first Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi. The third was presented by the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

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US sins toward the developing world: how they harm them and us
US sins toward the developing world: how they harm them and us
10–11am 24 May 2022
Dr Nancy Birdsall

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Most international development advocates focus their efforts on aid. But other rich country policies matter as much or more for developing country growth and poverty reduction. Dr Nancy Birdsall puts the spotlight on US policies including trade and intellectual property rights, climate and anti-corruption to weigh up the benefits they bring and the harm they do to the developing countries of the world.

Speaker

Dr Nancy Birdsall, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

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Empowering migrants: impacts of a migrant’s amnesty on crime reports
Empowering migrants: impacts of a migrant’s amnesty on crime reports
3–4pm 17 May 2022
Dr Dany Bahar

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This paper studies whether undocumented immigrants change their crime-reporting behaviour after receiving a regular migratory status. It exploits a natural experiment of a massive amnesty program that gave a regular migratory status to over 281,000 undocumented Venezuelan immigrants in Colombia. The findings suggest that following the amnesty there is an increase in reporting of crimes by Venezuelan immigrants, not explained by an increase in crime overall. The results are particularly strong for reports of domestic violence and sex crimes. Results are almost entirely driven by reports by female Venezuelan immigrants, a vulnerable population, suggesting that empowerment is an important mechanism driving the behaviour change.

Read the full paper, Empowering Migrants : Impacts of a Migrant’s Amnesty on Crime Reports.

Speaker

Dr Dany Bahar is an Associate Professor of Practice of International and Public Affairs at Brown University’s Watson Institute. His research sits at the intersection of international economics and economic development. In particular, his academic research focuses on the diffusion of technology and knowledge within and across borders, as measured by productivity, structural transformation, exports, entrepreneurship and innovation, among other factors.

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International development election forums: Australian Greens
International Development Election Forums: Australian Greens
11am–12pm 4 May 2022
Senator Janet Rice and Senator Mehreen Faruqi

Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre co-hosted a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This first International Development Election Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi.

Following an address from the Senators, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by communication specialist and award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator, Virginia Haussegger AM.

The Forum was livestreamed via the Development Policy Centre’s YouTube channel.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The second Forum featured the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP. The third was presented by the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

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