Report

The new President: what Biden’s foreign policy agenda means for Australia

Joe Biden comes to the presidency amid great expectations for a return to normalcy in American foreign policy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a more benign international environment for Australia. This paper argues that Australia has an important role to play on what might be...
Briefing paper

ASPI notes for the Biden Administration

This document is designed to offer creative and practical ideas for how the United States might re-engage in the Asia Pacific, particularly in the critical first six months of the new administration. The administration will immediately face a range of challenges and opportunities in this...
Report

Deregulatory deceptions: reviewing the Trump Administration’s claims about regulatory reform

Given deregulation’s central place in a widely shared perception about US domestic policy change over the last four years, it is important to know what has actually happened on the regulatory front during the Trump Administration.
Report

Muzzling dissent: how corporate influence over politics has fueled anti-protest laws

This report examines anti-protest laws passed or introduced in three American states — Louisiana, Minnesota, and West Virginia — and traces how corporate influence has spurred elected officials to attempt to use those laws to clamp down on opposition during the construction of new, controversial...
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Global Security Forum 2020: a new era for U.S. alliances

This report argues that America's future alliance system will rely on both renewal of existing bedrock structures, and the addition of new purpose-built organisations and enduring coalitions, that focus on addressing key challenges in democratic institutions, supply chains, technology governance and other emerging issues.
Report

Academic library strategy and budgeting during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ithaka S+R surveyed library directors nationally to examine the strategic changes libraries have made to continue operating. The responses indicated that as traditional forms of instruction continue to be disrupted, and with their budgets facing ongoing headwinds, library leaders...
Fact sheet

Traumatic brain injury and homelessness

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of acquired brain injury that is common among people who experience homelessness. This fact sheet describes some of the common symptoms of TBI, discusses the link between TBI and homelessness, and provides information for frontline workers who deliver...
Conference paper

Reducing handoffs between sequential trades: a simulation

Without proactive management from the general contractor, handoffs can result in the generation of waste, such as idle time between production activities, transport waste originating from an excessive number of mobilizations and demobilizations, and errors and omissions from miscommunication between trades. This paper discusses the...
Report

The Senior Research Officer: experience, role, organizational structure, strategic directions, and challenges

The senior research officer is an extremely important position at major research universities, playing a principal leadership role for what is typically a vast research enterprise. To examine the role within these institutions, the authors of this report interviewed 44 incumbents at US research universities...
Journal article

Visual management of daily construction site space use

When space use over time is not planned, trades may get stacked in areas of the jobsite that are labor intensive, which may hamper productivity and cause safety concerns. This paper presents a simple space scheduling program called LoSite that helps workers involved in doing...