Centre for European Studies - Events

28
Mar
2017

European Union development policy

Development aid from donor countries amounts to more than US $130 billion annually. More than half of that amount comes from European Union nations. However, sustainable development cannot be achieved through aid alone. The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development have underlined the importance of domestic resource mobilisation and investments – both public and private – for sustainable social,... Read more

24
Mar
2017

The West Verandah: The Life and Work of Les Murray

The Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University proudly invite you to this book launch for The West Verandah: The Life and Work of Les Murray. Edited by Sonia Mycak and published by Boraga Academic. The book launch will feature a poetry reading by Les Murray, Australia’s leading poet and one of the greatest contemporary poets writing in English. Registration required westverandah... Read more

21
Mar
2017

Trade and Finance in the Era of Donald Trump: A European Perspective

The change in the White House has significant implications for the transatlantic economic relations. Suddenly, the dialogue on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has been replaced by the threat of a trade conflict. President Trump and his economic advisors appear to interpret the American trade deficit as the result of unfair policies implemented by the Europeans, namely the Germans. Two issues are particularly important. First,... Read more

19
Mar
2017

NGA Public Lecture: A European Royal State - Louis XIV's Savonnerie Carpets

Wolf Burchard, Furniture Research Curator, National Trust, London, author of The sovereign artist: Charles Le Brun and the image of Louis XIV , discusses Louis XIV's Savonnerie carpets. Supported by the ANU Centre for European Studies.Read more

08
Mar
2017

US-Russia Update

The Trump presidency has introduced a new dynamic in US-Russia relations. Having served as President Putin’s Director for the USA-WesternRegional Fund for Presidential Programs in Moscow, Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov will draw on his extensive knowledge of Russian politics in this US-Russia update. Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov is currently Professor of International Relations and World Economy at the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok,... Read more

07
Mar
2017

The Local and Global Trade Policy Implications of Brexit

The University of Adelaide’s EU Centre for Global Affairs and The Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies are collaborating to host a high-level panel discussion on the local and global trade policy implications of Brexit. Alan Winters CB Professor of Economics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom Alan Winters CB is a leading specialist on the empirical and policy analysis of international trade, especially in developing... Read more

03
Mar
2017

Social Movements and Identity in Contemporary Russia

Beyond ‘regime’ and ‘opposition’: structural features of protest and social movements in Putin’s Russia—Mischa Gabowitsch Protest in Russia is often portrayed as a struggle between the political regime and a liberal opposition supported by a small urban middle class. Yet all of these terms are misleading. Rather than reflecting the experiences of Russian activists, they are perpetuated by the structural biases of both traditional and online... Read more

28
Feb
2017

Brexit: Why and How?

Aneurin (Nye) Hughes had an eminent career with the British Foreign Office and was Head of the European Commission’s Delegation to Australia and New Zealand from 1995 to 2002. Mr Hughes has an intricate knowledge of European affairs, having first joined the Commission in 1973 at the time of the UK’s accession to the European Community. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr Hughes’ diplomatic career in the British Foreign Service included postings... Read more

17
Feb
2017

The State of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

Mr Ruete’s initial post at the European Commission was in DG Social Affairs (Health and Nuclear Safety). He then moved to DG Internal Market (first TV without frontiers, then assistant to the Director General), becoming Head of the Industrial Cooperation Unit in DG Industry in 1993. From 1995 to 1998, Matthias Ruete served as a Member of Cabinet, afterwards Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Education. From... Read more

16
Feb
2017

Ukraine’s path to the EU: Challenges and Perspectives

Ukraine is one of the biggest countries in Europe. For more than three years Ukraine has been defending its choice of European values, not only by tackling internal, global and European challenges but by confronting military aggression from its closest neighbour, a permanent member of the UN Security Council and one of the key guarantors of world security under the Budapest Memorandum. As the EU struggles with weak economic performance and... Read more

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