9:00am - 5:00pm
Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice
Kaldor Centre Annual Conference 2019 Good decisions: Achieving fairness in refugee law, policy and practice Every day, decisions are made about whether people need international protection because they are at risk of persecution or other forms of serious harm. A variety of people make these life-or-death calls – immigration officials at the airport, tribunal members and judges, public servants, even Ministers themselves. In another sense, the decisions are also made by the general public, because the politicians they elect to public office will shape the overall approach. The 2019 Kaldor Centre Annual Conference will bring top Australian and global thinkers together to explore aspects of refugee decision-making from the micro to the macro level – from individual cases through to wider public policy. It asks how we can ensure that refugee decision-making is fair, transparent and protection-sensitive, with outcomes that are consistent with international law. Registration is essential. Register here See the Draft Conference Program For any enquiries please contact us at: email@example.com Presented by Conference Sponsors The Kaldor Centre would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Annual Conference. To discuss available sponsorship opportunities please contact Frances Voon, Executive Manager at: Frances.Voon@unsw.edu.au.
27 - 28 Nov
9:00am - 5:00pm
Legal Education Research Conference
Legal Education Research Conference Teaching as a Subversive Activity The theme of the 2019 conference is: ‘Teaching as a Subversive Activity’. We are excited to be featuring panels, papers, posters and performances on legal education research related to the theme, which we have drawn from Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner’s classic Teaching as a Subversive Activity (1969). We take this to mean the consideration of research into legal education as lifetime learning, as ‘crap-detecting’, as creating meaning, as transformative and as developing world-changing thinking within the legal context. In an age when everyone aspires to teach critical thinking skills in the classroom (or, at least, no teacher would say they want to produce uncritical students!), what does it mean today to be a subversive law teacher? Who or what might a subversive law teacher seek to subvert – the authority of the law, the university, their own authority as teachers, perhaps? Are law students ripe for subversion, agents of, or impediments to, subversion? Keynote speakers: Emerita Professor Raewyn Connell; Professor David Dixon; Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos; Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton; Professor Prue Vines. Read more about our keynote speakers The full program will be available here Catering will be provided. Please provide your dietary requirements.
9:30am - 5:30pm
The Kaldor Centre Emerging Scholars Network Annual Workshop 2019
Recently described by one Network member as ‘our Woodstock’, this annual event is a chance for Emerging Scholars Network members to share their work-in-progress with peers and senior scholars, and to benefit from the diverse range of disciplinary expertise and research interests in our Network. Presentations are 15-20 minutes in length, with 10-15 minutes for Q&A. Speakers are encouraged to 'workshop' their ideas, by using the presentation as an opportunity to not only present their work-in-progress, but to also discuss any challenges they might be encountering in the research process and gain feedback from the audience. Further information about presenting at the workshop, and how to submit an abstract, can be found on our registration page. For more information contact ClaireHiggins at: firstname.lastname@example.org The Kaldor Centre would like to thank Varess for their generous support of the 2019 Emerging Scholars Network Workshop.
9:00am - 4:00pm
Researching Forced Migration: Methodologies, Methods, Ethics' Workshop
UNSW’s Forced Migration Research Network, the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the Institute for Global Development are hosting a methods workshop for graduate and early-career scholars. This event will seek to build skills and knowledge around social science and socio-legal methods, with a particular look at challenges that may arise when working in the fields of forced migration and refugee studies. For more information contact Regina Jefferies at: email@example.com
12:30pm - 2:00pm
CIBEL Lunch Seminar: The latest development in China’s specialized intellectual property court system
Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend CIBEL Lunch Seminar "The latest development in China’s specialized intellectual property court system" given by Professor Mingde Li on 29th November. Abstract China established its modern intellectual property system in 1978 and has followed a trend of special trial of intellectual property cases. In this respect, China established the special intellectual property tribunals in the Supreme Court, High Courts, some intermediate courts, and basic courts. On the basis of the special tribunals, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed a decision in August 2014 to establish three intellectual property courts in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Up to October 2019, in addition to three intellectual property courts, 21 intellectual property courts have been established under the approval of the Supreme Court. These courts have trans-regional jurisdiction on the first instance cases concerning patent, plant variety, layout-design, technical secret, and computer program. In October 2018, the Standing Commission of National People’s Congress made another decision to establish an intellectual property trial court in the Supreme Court to hear appeal cases from the 3 and 21 intellectual property courts. Thus China has established a special judicial system concerning the cases of patent, plant variety, layout-design, technical secret, and computer program. This lecture will discuss the latest development in China’s specialized intellectual property system, and the problems that shall be resolved in the near future. Registrations close on 22 November. Register Here
6:00pm - 8:00pm
2019 Hal Wootten Lecture with Honourable Dr. Justice D.Y Chandrachud
UNSW Law presents the 2019 Hal Wootten Lecture with Honourable Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud The Hal Wootten Lecture is the highlight of the Faculty's year and commemorates Hal Wootten's founding vision for the Law School. This year we are proud to have Honourable Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India present the 2019 Hal Wootten Lecture. Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.10pm start. The lecture will be followed by a networking reception. This event is free to attend, we ask that you register for catering purposes.
12:30pm - 2:00pm
CIBEL Lunch Seminar: Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Progressive Opening-up Pattern
Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend the next CIBEL Lunch Seminar "Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Progressive Opening-up Pattern" given by Professor Xinya Mao on 13th February 2020. Abstract Since late 2013, the Chinese government, led by President Xi Jinping, has introduced a new policy initiative – the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). BRI firstly aimed at building up a closer economic relationship with China’s neighbouring countries, but now, it can be regarded as an inclusive platform for infrastructure connectivity and practical cooperation between Asia, Central Asia, Europe and whichever regions and countries provided it has the will to participate in. This seminar will examine the significance of BRI for both Chinese economic development and regional economic cooperation in the aspects of infrastructures, trade, finance, etc. in the past six years. It believes that BRI has created a new pattern of China’s opening-up at capital flows, enterprise innovation, and geographic connectivity, and so on. Going forward, China would take a series of measures during the construction of BRI and Free trade zones (FTZs) to widen its door to the outside world and boost higher-quality opening-up. Speaker's bio Prof. MaoProfessor Xinya Mao obtained her PhD in Economics from Fudan University (Shanghai) in 2006. Since then, Prof. Mao has been working at Department of Academics, China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP). She is currently a professor of Economics, and the director of the Belt and Road Research Centre, CELAP. Prof. Mao’s research activities have covered the Belt and Road Initiative, Pilot FTZs in China, and economic development and urbanization in China. She is an author and editor of five books, and over 50 academic articles and book chapters. Prof. Mao has received academic grants from China National Philosophy and Social Science Foundation, China Scholarship Council, Shanghai Municipal Government, Fudan University Creative Foundation, and CELAP Research Foundation. Registration closes on 1 Feb 2020. REGISTER HERE