Topic: Government 2.00: Fad or Future?
Date: 30 November 2009
Presenter: Martin Stewart-WeeksView Abstract
There are two initiatives underway in Canberra at the moment both of which will have an impact on the future shape and performance of government and the public sector. One is the review of the future of public administration recently launched by the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. The other is the Ministerial Task Force on Government 2.0 which was commissioned by Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner. An interesting question arises. What is – or ought to be – the relationship between these initiatives?
In this presentation, Task Force member, consultant and former public servant Martin Stewart-Weeks will offer some thoughts about the answer to that question. In the process, he will open up a wider conversation about the impact on the theory and practice of government of the rise of the ‘connected republic’.
Martin is a Director in Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group, leading a team of consultants in Asia/Pacific as part of a small global public sector practice.
Topic: Seminar on Shock Wave Research
Date: 11 November 2009
Presenter: Prof. Kazuyoshi Takayama – Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan Topic: Visualisation of shock wave phenomena
Presenter: Dr. Sean O’Byrne, SEIT, UNSW Canberra Topic: Laser diagnostics for hypersonic and combustion flows
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Neely, SEIT, UNSW Canberra Topic: Vectoring and modulation of thrust via shocks
Topic: Ethics Seminar
Date: 9 October 2009
Presenters: Professors Michael Grimm & Andrew MetcalfView Abstract
The University of New South Wales is committed to the highest standard of integrity in research. All human research activities are governed by the principles outlined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans. The University’s Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research sets out the obligations on all University researchers, staff and students to be aware of the ethical framework governing research at the University and to comply with institutional and regulatory requirements.
Professors Michael Grimm and Andrew Metcalf, Chairs of the UNSW Ethics Committee, will come to UNSW Canberra to present a Seminar on the requirements for Ethics Clearances for researchers. After the presentation there will be time available for questions.
It is strongly recommended that all researchers attend this important presentation.
Topic: Intellectual Property and Commercialisation at UNSW
Date: 24 August 2009
Presenter: Dr Steve BrodieView Abstract
NewSouth Innovations will introduce attendees to the Intellectual Property and Commercialisation framework at UNSW. The seminar will cover topics such as; “What is Intellectual property”, “What role does NewSouth Innovations play”, “What’s in it for me and my research team?” and “What are the implications from a practical perspective?”. The seminar will present a number of case studies of recent “Real world” examples of UNSW commercialisation activities.
The seminar is open to all staff and research students at ADFA.
Topic: Research Australian Naval History
Date: 26 May 2009
Presenter: Dr Ian PfenningwerthView Abstract
Ian Pfennigwerth had an interest in naval history even before he joined the RAN College in 1958. 35 years of varied service ashore and afloat around the world left little time for history, but he was able to resume his studies on retirement in 2000. Like so many of these part-time pursuits, it now occupies the greater part of his time, and he has joined the ranks of ?failed retirees?. Since the award of his PhD from the University of Newcastle in 2005, Ian has produced five books on Australian naval history and edits the Naval Historical Society?s Journal of Australian Naval History. As well he has an active program of giving presentations on the subject to community groups to encourage others to become involved in reading and researching in the genre. Looking back on eight years researching ? and with a seemingly endless succession of new projects popping up ? Ian will give a presentation on the problems and pitfalls of delving into Australia?s maritime past, including the widely held perception that there isn?t much that hasn?t been ?done? before, and his ideas on where historians need to look to fill in the clear gaps in our knowledge and appreciation of what our maritime forebears got up to.
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