Centre for European Studies - Events

24
Sep
2015

Political Activism in the Aftermath of the Great Recession: Europeans, Protest and the Economy

Protest activism in Europe has become more visible since the 2008 economic recession. Studies on protest waves across countries have emphasized the increase and spread of unconventionality as a form of political engagement for Europeans responding to the economic crisis. From the Indignados movement in Spain t the Syriza coalition in Greece, new political actors have embraced contentious activism as a source of political support in reaction to... Read more

15
Sep
2015

Europe’s Refugee Crisis: A Conversation

On the 14 September the European Union is staging an extraordinary meeting in Brussels to develop a collective response to the mass arrivals of hundreds of thousands of refugees and irregular migrants that has dominated the summer of 2015. Risking death in the Mediterranean, smuggled in overcrowded trucks or walking across newly-fenced borders, this influx has forced European governments and the EU to develop new national and collaborative... Read more

15
Sep
2015

Meet François Garde, French author of What Became of the White Savage / Ce qu'il advint du sauvage blanc

What Became of the White Savage ( Ce qu'il advint du sauvage blanc) enjoyed phenomenal success in France where it won nine literary prizes including the prestigious Goncourt Prize in the first novel category. Sometime in the 1840s, Narcisse, a young French sailor is abandoned on the coast of Australia and given up for dead by his shipmates. Seventeen years later he is found living among aboriginal peoples, having apparently forgotten everything... Read more

09
Sep
2015

ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT OF THE EU IN THE PRESENT FINANCIAL CRISIS

On Tuesday 9 September, as part of AIIA’s partnership with ANU’s European Studies Centre Touring Lecture series, visiting scholar Robert Mezyk spoke at the Glover Cottages about the values and rationale behind the European Union’s economic management in both ordinary and crisis situations. In a comprehensive technical walkthrough of the topic, Robert explained the systems and mechanisms that were established in order to coordinate an economic... Read more

09
Sep
2015

The Global Clean Energy Revolution

Sir David King will discuss the potential for global renewable energy and the steps needed to take full advantage of its transformative power. As the UK’s Special Representative for Climate Change, his role is to use his expertise to develop a greater coherent effort in making sure that the UK works closely and effectively with other countries. His current projects include work aiming to encourage greater global investment in low-carbon and... Read more

05
Sep
2015

Modelling the figure: five decades of French sculpture

Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, explores representations of the figure by Rodin, Bourdelle, Lachaise and Maillol from the 1880s to 1940s. Following the programs crêpes and mulled wine will be served in Gandel Hall. Program will be moved to the James O Fairfax Theatre in the case of wet weather Photos from the event: ANUCES has entered into an exciting new partnership with The National Gallery of Australia which will... Read more

31
Aug
2015

Understanding the impact of migration: measures and categories in Europe and Australia

Europe and Australia are experiencing divergent debates over the economic and social consequences of global migration flows. This symposium examines how current research has conceptualized, quantified and analysed differing forms of migration. It focuses on how to better measure and understand the endogenous impact of migration on labour markets, government services and wider society. Through connecting quantitative, qualitative, and mixed... Read more

26
Aug
2015

2015 Schuman Lecture: The European Union’s Climate and Energy Policy, a driver for growth and innovation

Audio recording of the lecture available under the link: http://www.abc.net.au/ radionational/programs/ bigideas/the-eu-and-climate- change-change-action/6736232 Why does the European Union continue to set ambitious climate targets, go further in pricing CO2 emissions and strengthening low-carbon regulation and standards, notwithstanding its economic crisis? How is this being perceived by citizens, cities and businesses? Are there any obstacles... Read more

05
Aug
2015

Migration and national innovation systems

Highly skilled migration is the fastest growing component of migration worldwide, and especially towards OECD countries. Scientists and engineers contribute to it and to innovation in destination countries, especially the US. Current research focuses on whether other destination countries also benefit from these mobility trends, and whether these leave origin countries either better or worse off. Professor Francesco Lissoni reviews the recent... Read more

04
Aug
2015

Jurisdictional wars – the clash between the European Union and the Council of Europe over human rights.

The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe are two regional organizations with overlapping competencies and jurisdiction in Europe. There is no doubt that the EU is in the ascendant. Charged initially with driving economic integration, the EU has accreted to itself the task of achieving further political integration. The steady ‘constitutionalisation’ of the EU inevitably means it is acquiring both the responsibility and the power over... Read more

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