Centre for European Studies - Events

27
Aug
2017

Segue 2017: Where Australia Meets Europe

Segue is a boutique festival at The Street Theatre , Canberra, running in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies , from 27 August to 3 September. The festival offers contemporary performance with a European dimension. Segue 2017 will explore where Australia meets Europe through a variety of events looking at visualising the collective imagination, and experimental approaches to collective decision making. This year's festival will... Read more

23
Aug
2017

Book Launch: Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda

Edited by Annmarie Elijah Don Kenyon Karen Hussey Pierre van der Eng Published by ANU Press ISBN Print: 9781760461133 Online: 9781760461140 Series The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Free download Australia (together with New Zealand) is one of the few OECD countries with which the EU does not have a comprehensive trade agreement. Australia and the EU are entering a new phase in the bilateral relationship, and the push... Read more

09
Aug
2017

EU Attitudes Towards Former Warsaw Pact States and Former Soviet Republics

This event took place on 9 August 2017. Listen to the audio recording on ANU Soundcloud Mr Eugene Czolij was called to the Quebec Bar in 1982 and is a senior partner at Lavery, de Billy, one of the largest law firms in Quebec. His legal practice includes corporate and commercial litigation as well as insolvency and financial restructuring. He pleads before the Supreme Court of Canada, and all court levels in Quebec. In 2008, Mr Czolij was... Read more

12
Jul
2017

Big Ideas Panel Discussion - Nordic Noir

The ANU Centre for European Studies together with the 2017 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival presents this Nordic Noir Panel Discussion , chaired by ABC's Kate Evans . The discussion will take place after the screening of Danish film 'A Conspiracy of Faith' at the Palace Verona, Sydney . This is set to be a fantastic Q&A on Scandinavian crime fiction with an exceptional line up of panellists, including the Scandinavian Film Festival Guest and... 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 . European security today is under geopolitical and institutional strain. Tensions between Russia and the West are near Cold War levels. What is the reaction from the capital where the Helsinki Final Act was signed in 1975? The European Union is facing... 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

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