Centre for European Studies - Events

16
Oct
2017

Fulfilling the Vision: European Union Futures - A Joint EU Centres' Conference

This is the second call for papers for this international conference jointly convened by the European Union Centres in Australia and New Zealand. We are also pleased to announce that the conference will feature panels led by Nico Groenendijk, Heribert Dieter, Lay Hwee Yeo, Alessandro Rainoldi, and Patrick Messerlin. Other international speakers have also committed to attending. The conference leads to an associated event in Adelaide, ‘The Future... Read more

12
Jul
2017

European Security: A Finnish View

The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) and the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific are proud to present this public lecture on European Security to be delivered by Mr Pasi Patokallio . Mr Patokallio served as Ambassador of Finland to Australia and, on a non-resident basis, to Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Samoa. Before that Mr Patokallio was the Foreign Minister´s Special Representative in charge of Finland´s campaign to win a... Read more

08
Jun
2017

Europe and the Great Powers: Playing our Trump Cards

Professor Dr Sven Biscop obtained his degree in political science/public administration at Ghent University, winning the best thesis award for his work on European defence. Subsequently awarded the Paul-Henri Spaak PhD scholarship of the Fund for Scientific Research – Flanders, his dissertation was published as Euro-Mediterranean Security: A Search for Partnership (Ashgate, 2003). Currently his research and teaching focus on the strategies of... Read more

06
Jun
2017

Data Protection Regulation in the EU: Impact on Australia and non-European jurisdictions

The European Union’s regulatory framework for protection of personal data is undergoing major reform. It is a framework which many regard as setting a benchmark for “best practice” globally, significantly shaping the regulatory policy of non-European countries, including Australia. As part of the process, the EU recently adopted a General Data Protection Regulation to be applied from May 2018, replacing the current 1995 Directive on data... Read more

31
May
2017

Navigating the convoluted trade architectures: ‘Preference ordering’ for Australia and post-Brexit UK

The proliferation of overlapping mega-regional trade agreements has transformed the global trade landscape from one characterised by a clear‑cut choice between regionalism and multilateralism, to one that is defined by the complex interplay among multiple trade regimes, with outcomes shaping and reshuffling government’s trade policy preferences. Australia’s participation in the Trans‑Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive... Read more

18
May
2017

Panel Discussion: Post-Eurovision Blues

Co-hosted by the University of Sydney, the ANU Centre for European Studies, the University of New South Wales and the Ukraine Democracy Initiative Why is Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC)? The Guinness World Book of Records named the ESC the longest-running music competition in the history of modern broadcasting. It is certainly the biggest non-sports event in global television, targeting over 1 billion viewers in 2017. Started in... Read more

13
May
2017

Cultural Representations of Transnational Childhoods: European-Australian-American Perspectives

It is assumed in Western culture that children have a natural need for a stable and safe domestic and familial environment (Holloway & Valentine 2000). Yet research reveals that the number of children whose everyday lives have been marked by mobility and the risks it entails is increasing substantially (Ní Laoire et al. 2010). Child-centered migration studies show that children often become actors in the immigration process as they negotiate... Read more

27
Apr
2017

Big Ideas Panel Discussion - Songs for Europe: the history & politics of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is the largest song contest in the world. In 2017 an estimated one billion viewers worldwide including a growing audience in Australia will watch it. Although its organisers promote it as a ‘non-political’ event, a contest that spans Europe’s post-War and Communist eras cannot help but be political. It formed part of early attempts to unify the continent, and continues to be a platform for the celebration of minority... Read more

26
Apr
2017

Brexit Lecture Series - The future of the European Union: Lessons from the Norwegian Experience

Professor Ulf Sverdrup holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo. Before taking up the position at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in 2012, he was a professor at the Norwegian Business School, BI, and he has also been a research professor at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. He received his Masters degree from the University of Bergen. During his career Professor... Read more

04
Apr
2017

Harry Rigby Lecture Series: Russia and the crisis in Western policy-making

Dr Bobo Lo is an independent analyst. He was previously Director of the China and Russia Programmes at the Centre for European Reform, Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Moscow. He is an Associate Research Fellow with the Russia/NIS Center at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). Dr Lo writes extensively on Russian foreign policy, including A Wary... Read more

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