Griffith Asia Institute

Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: The IMF and Armenia: Fiscal consolidation at any cost?

Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: The IMF and Armenia: Fiscal consolidation at any cost?

Iyanatul ['Yan'] Islam is Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute. He is also affiliated with the South Asia Economic Modelling Network (SANEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Until recently, Yan held a director-level appointment at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland with supervisory responsibility as Chief, Employment and Labour Market Policies Branch, Employment Policy Department, ILO Geneva.
Griffith Asia Institute Public Lecture: Superfast India: It will soon be the world's most populous country, but will India ever be a great power?

Griffith Asia Institute Public Lecture: Superfast India: It will soon be the world's most populous country, but will India ever be a great power?

Adam Roberts has been a foreign correspondent at The Economist since 1998. His latest book, 'Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation' (Public Affairs and Profile Books, in 2017) was picked by the Financial Times as one of its books of the summer for 2017, and by Fareed Zakaria, on CNN, as his 'book of the week', in late July 2017. Drawing on his experience as a correspondent in India, he argues that India must overcome enormous domestic problems to emerge as a stronger power.
Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Japan and the new silk road: A Sino-Japanese battle of multilateral development banks?

Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Japan and the new silk road: A Sino-Japanese battle of multilateral development banks?

The politics of international infrastructure and its financing have been receiving increased attention in the past years. Most recently, top Japanese politicians, including Prime Minister Abe, expressed interest in conditional cooperation with China's Belt and Road initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Perspectives:Asia Lecture: Australian sports diplomacy in the Pacific

Perspectives:Asia Lecture: Australian sports diplomacy in the Pacific

"Sport is a universal language and plays a unique role in shaping and showcasing Australia's identity, values and culture" (Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy 2015-18).

Moderated by Professor Caitlin Byrne, Director, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, this seminar explores how sport and sportspeople can play a role in enhancing diplomatic outcomes, expanding people-to-people connections and promoting cultural, trade, education and tourism opportunities.
Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Political economy of financial reforms in authoritarian transition economies: A comparative analysis of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Griffith Asia Institute Research Seminar: Political economy of financial reforms in authoritarian transition economies: A comparative analysis of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Alexandr Akimov examines financial reforms in two countries of post-communist Central Asia, which share common Soviet past, have close geographical location, cultural, language and religious ties - Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Yet, their approach to economic reform was rather different. As a consequence, outcomes of those reforms varied. The difference is especially noticeable in the aftermath of the global financial crisis (GFC).
Brisbane Lowy Institute Paper Launch - Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia

Brisbane Lowy Institute Paper Launch - Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia

In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?
Please join us for the launch of Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia.