APPS1: Inaugural Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Annual Conference

Date: 06 November 2012 — 07 November 2012
Venue: Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

The Asia and the Pacific Policy Society conference aims to encourage intellectual growth and engagement in policy studies in the Asia and the Pacific region by bringing together the world’s leading scholars from a broad range of research fields for three days of analysis, ideas and solutions to highlight some of the region’s most pressing policy challenges.

Over 35 internationally renowned scholars and practitioners will share research and insights in a program of public roundtables on critical issues including energy security, climate change, ecological economics, food security, cyber security, trade, governance, public administration, macroeconomics, education, development and health.

The conference is held annually by the Asia and the Pacific Society - the first international association of its kind to link groups working across disciplines on the key economic, political science, governance, development and environmental issues in the Asia and the Pacific region.

The Society aims to provide a platform to widen the disciplinary base for Crawford School’s new flagship publication, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal. Based on the belief that the more multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research is, the higher its likely influence on the policy world, the Journal’s mission is to break down barriers across disciplines and so generate policy impact by soliciting the support and engagement of scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and interests.

Crawford School is proud to be a partner with AusAID on this conference and gratefully acknowledges their generous support.

Time Event Venue

09:15 – 12:00

Closed session, by invitation only.

Pacific Roundtable: Parliaments, politics and development

Opening Remarks:

  • James Batley
    Deputy Director-General, AusAID

Chair:

  • Bob Warner
    Director, Pacific Research Partnership, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Panellists:
  • Brenda Heather-Latu
    Former Attorney General, Samoa
  • Rick Houenipwela
    Minister of Finance and Treasury, Solomon- Islands
  • Steven Ratuva
    Senior Lecturer in Pacific Studies, Centre for Pacific Studies, The University of Auckland
  • Bart Philemon
    Former Minister of Finance, Papua New-Guinea
  • Biman Prasad
    Professor of Economics, The University of the South Pacific
  • Serena Sasingian
    Executive Director, The Voice, Papua New Guinea
  • Nikunj Soni
    Senior PFM Adviser, Government of Timor-Leste; Chairman, Pacific Institute of Public Policy
  • Orovu Sepoe
    Pacific Islands Research Fellow, State, Society, Governance in Melanesia, The Australian National University
  • Ila Temu
    President, PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum; Director, Corporate Affairs (Asia Pacific), Barrick PNG
  • Siosiua Utoikamanu
    Former Finance Minister, Tonga; Director, Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific

Acton Theatre

12.00 – 12:30

Lunch

Acton Theatre Foyer

12:30 – 13:30

Crawford School Public Lecture

“Open-access and scholarly publishing in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities” [view video]
  • Peter Booth Wiley
    Chairman of the Board, John Wiley & Sons

Molonglo Theatre

13:45 – 16:15

Pacific Update

Panellists:

Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste [view video]

  • Bart Philemon, Former Minister of Finance, Papua New- Guinea
  • Serena Sasingian, Executive Director, The Voice, Papua New Guinea
  • Nikunj Soni, Senior PFM Adviser, Government of Timor-Leste; Chairman, Pacific Institute of Public Policy

Vanuatu, Tonga and Samoa [view video]

  • Siosi C. Mafi,
    Governor, National Reserve Bank of Tonga

  • Odo Tevi
    Governor, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu
  • Kolone Vaai
    Co-Managing Director, KVA Consult Ltd.

Solomon Islands and Fiji [view video]

  • Rick Houenipwela
    Minister of Finance, Solomon Islands
  • Biman Prasad
    Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific

Molonglo Theatre

14:00 – 16:30

Food Policy Roundtable: Trade, food security and political economy

Chair:
  • Quentin Grafton
    Professor and Co-Chair of ANU Water-Initiative, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Panellists:

  • Kym Anderson
    George Gollin Professor of Economics, School of Economics, The University of Adelaide; Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
  • Tom Kompas
    Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
    Founding President, Asia and the Pacific Policy Society
    The Australian National University
  • Katherine Morton
    Senior Fellow, Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
  • Peter Timmer
    Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Development Studies, emeritus, Harvard University
  • Peter Warr
    Head and Professor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy
    The Australian National University

Acton Theatre

18:00 – 19:00

19:00 – 21:30

Closed session, by invitation only.

Opening Gala Dinner of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society

Welcome Drinks

Opening Gala Dinner

Welcome:
  • Tom Kompas
    Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
    Founding President, Asia and the Pacific Policy Society
    The Australian National University

Opening Remarks:

  • James Batley
    Deputy Director-General, AusAID
  • Peter Booth Wiley
    Chairman of the Board
    John Wiley & Sons

Gareth Evans in Conversation with Ken Henry:

  • Gareth Evans AC QC
    Chancellor
    The Australian National University
  • Ken Henry AC
    Executive Chair
    Institute of Public Policy
    Crawford School of Public Policy
    The Australian National University

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