Centre for European Studies - Events

21
Jul
2016

Walking the Representation Tightrope: Party demands, community expectations and immigrant-origin politicians’ representation goals.

This seminar examines ideas of representation in diversifying legislatures. Grounded in in-depth interviews with immigrant-origin politicians across Belgium’s parliaments, I examine “ethnic” MPs’ understandings of their representational and legislative roles. I contend that looking beyond quantitative measures of substantive representation allows us to understand how immigrant-origin MPs navigate tensions between their own career objectives and... Read more

12
Jul
2016

Visual Arts Education: The potential for teacher delight or despair.

There is compelling evidence from The National Review of Visual Education (Davis,2008) that Australian generalist primary teachers experience anxiety and a lack of confidence in teaching Visual Arts. This study explores the extent to which this is also true for preschool teachers. The thesis reports a three stage study of Visual Arts education in preschools with regard to art anxiety, lack of confidence and despair about lack of discipline... Read more

11
Jul
2016

Euroscience at Questacon. 11-15 July 2016

Come to a spectacular EuroScience show and discover the past, present and future of European science and technology; from the heroes of European science history through to the construction of the world’s most powerful laser! Balloonatic Explore the science and history of hot air balloons in Europe. From hot air ballooning to balloons in space, the Montgolfier brothers’ first piloted ascent and Felix Baumgartner’s record ascent and leap. Suitable... Read more

24
Jun
2016

Women of Diaspora: Roles and (self) representations.

Th e ANU Gender Institute and the ANU Centre for European Studies are jointly organizing a research workshop “Women of Diaspora: Roles and (self) representations”. Th e aim of the workshop is to gather researchers, policy makers and community members, to explore the gendered dimension to migration across different ethnic groups. In particular it is to provide forum for discussion on the diversity of gender roles, behaviours and attitudes that... Read more

23
Jun
2016

Brexit or Bremain? Implications of the UK’s EU referendum for Australia and the world.

On 23 June the UK electorate will decide whether to remain a part of the European Union or vote to leave. Advocates of ‘Brexit’ claim that it is time for the EU to regain its sovereignty and break free from the deadening hand of a moribund union. Advocates of ‘Bremain’ argue that being part of the most developed supranational polity in the world enhances the UK’s sovereignty, wealth and security. Three leading experts on European integration... Read more

09
Jun
2016

NATO: Expectations for the Warsaw Summit

The 27th NATO Summit will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 8-9 July 2016. NATO summit meetings provide periodic opportunities for Heads of State and Government of member countries to evaluate and provide strategic direction for Alliance activities. In this public seminar representatives from NATO HQ, partner and allied governments, as well as academia, will discuss current European and international security policy issues on the agenda for the... Read more

01
Jun
2016

Brexit or Bremain? Implications of the UK’s EU referendum for Australia and the world.

On 23 June the UK electorate will decide whether to remain a part of the European Union or vote to leave. Advocates of ‘Brexit’ claim that it is time for the EU to regain its sovereignty and break free from the deadening hand of a moribund union. Advocates of ‘Bremain’ argue that being part of the most developed supranational polity in the world enhances the UK’s sovereignty, wealth and security. Three leading experts on European integration... Read more

31
May
2016

Industry PhD workshop. Lessons from the French CIFRE and ANU PhD programs for developing industry engagement in higher degree research training.

Industry-focussed and industrybased PhD programs are an important means of developing researcher skills in working with and in industry, as well as providing opportunities for long-term industry-research cooperation. Th e French ‘CIFRE’ PhD program, where the government and a host business jointly fund PhD students, has been greatly successful over the past 30 years in developing France as an industrial research leader. Under this program, the... Read more

25
May
2016

AIIA ACT Refugee Panel: Damascus to Berlin: Europe's refugee crisis

A panel presentation featuring Dr Raihan Ismail, Dr Stephan Fruehling, Mohanned Qassar, and Michael Wilson. Since the Syrian civil war began, over 4 million people have fled the country as refugees. The European Union estimates over 1.3 million made asylum claims in 2015 alone. With over 6 million Syrians still internally displaced (UNHCR), how is Europe responding to the crisis and preparing for further migration? What are the prospects for... Read more

17
May
2016

Life, Death & Transcendence Verdun & the World War 1 Sketchbook of Franz Marc A Conversation & Concert

Franz Marc (1880-1916) Fate of the Animals (The trees showed their rings, the animals their veins) Kunstmuseum, Basel Tickets $45 full price , $35 non-waged & Musica Viva subscribers Bookings www.theflowersofwar.org When? Tuesday 17 th May 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm Contextual conversation (free) 6:30-7 :30 pm Performance 8-9:30pm Where? James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia Music from the Great War by German and French composers... Read more

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