Centre for European Studies - Events

07
Apr
2016

New Migrations and the Challenges of Integration in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

This expert conference, “New Migrations and the Challenges of Integration in Europe, Australia & New Zealand” seeks to analyse recent developments regarding refugees and temporary migrants in the two regions. Special attention will be given to immediate, multi-level actions to foster integration and long-term strategies. Finally, the event will address the impacts this development has on the societies and ways forward on how to ensure social... Read more

05
Apr
2016

Russian Arctic Strategy under Vladimir Putin: East-West Conflict or Cooperation?

The Arctic is widely considered to be an emerging potential flash point for international conflict over access to, and control of, its riches. Russia’s assertive foreign and military policies in recent years have accentuated this perception. This study of Russian Arctic strategy under Putin proceeds from the notion that Putin’s Russia seeks to regain great power status on the back of its energy wealth, and argues that it will continue to apply... Read more

24
Mar
2016

Exploring the relationship between interpersonal misconduct within organisations and peoples’ understanding of their experiences

In her PhD, Ruth aims to re-evaluate the constructs of bullying, harassment and other interpersonal misconduct in organisations. She supports the view that the constructs have a great deal in common both by defi nition and in the measurement tools used to assess prevalence. What is missing is a real appreciation of respondents’ understanding of their experiences. Th is has implications for the theory and measurement of interpersonal misconduct... Read more

15
Mar
2016

How does the current Russian Standoff with the West compare with the Cold War in the 1970s and in the 1980s

Paul Dibb is Emeritus Professor of strategic studies in the College of Asia and the Pacifi at Th e Australian National University, where he was Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre from 1991 to 2004. During the Cold War, as Head of the National Assessments Staff in the 1970s, he was responsible for draft ing Australia’s national intelligence assessments on the Soviet Union. He visited Moscow in 1976 as a declared intelligence offi... Read more

10
Mar
2016

Avoiding Governors: Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina, Dr Tracy Beck Fenwick

With the goal of showing the effect of domestic factors on the performance of poverty alleviation strategies in Latin America, Tracy Beck Fenwick explores the origins and rise of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) in the region, and then traces the politics and evolution of specific programs in Brazil and Argentina. About the author Tracy Beck Fenwick is a lecturer in the School of Politics in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and... Read more

03
Mar
2016

Advocacy and Public Policy

The ANU Centre for European Studies and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium hosted a symposium on Advocacy and Public Policy on Thursday 3 March. The keynote speaker, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, was welcomed and introduced by H.E. Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium and Vice Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt. Lively discussion followed the presentations and two panel discussions. The event was well attended by... Read more

01
Mar
2016

Jewish and Israeli life today in Germany

Eldad Beck is the Berlin-based correspondent of the Israeli daily “Yedioth Ahronoth.” He has been covering Germany, Central Europe and the EU since 2002. He is one of the rare Israeli journalists who reported from countries such as Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan about major events in the Middle East. Born in 1965 in Haifa, Eldad studied Arabic and Islamic studies at the Sorbonne university in Paris. He was Middle East affairs... Read more

25
Feb
2016

Equality and Convergence in the Nordic Societies in the Long Run: Europe and Other Comparative Mirrors

In this paper we analyze Nordic longrun economic performance and wages by focusing on convergence (or divergence) over time among the Nordic countries and whether they converged toward the economic leaders, such as Europe, UK and USA, in particular time periods. Our first comparative mirror was the development of real GDP per capita from the early 19th century to 2010 – it seems that there was a catch-up process in play both among the Nordic... Read more

03
Dec
2015

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow scheme - research mobility in practice

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support structured training, mobility and career development for researchers in Europe. They aim to ensure the optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation. The actions date back to 1990 (Framework Programme 3 – FP3), used the Marie Curie label from 1996 (FP4) until 2013 (FP7) and since 2014 (Horizon 2020) used the MSCA label. By... Read more

30
Nov
2015

The European Union’s Foreign Policy in Challenging Times.

Emma Nicholson was born in Oxfordshire and brought up on a small family farm. Her father was a Member of Parliament and like her mother came from a long line of politicians, farmers and businessmen. Emma entered the House of Commons in 1987 for a large, West Country farming constituency. She took her seat in the House of Lords in 1997, and she continued to serve as a working peer after her 1999 election to the European Parliament. In 2009 she... Read more

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