Centre for European Studies - Events

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

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

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