ANU Centre for European Studies - Briefing Papers

The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship.

The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship. They serve as a summary of these issues, and as a ready information source for the preparation of submissions, media releases or reports for use by university students, government departments, diplomats and other interested parties, as well as the general public.

The Briefing Papers showcase the work of the centre, providing an avenue of public outreach for the broad range of workshops, seminars, public lectures and conferences that form the Centre’s work program. They showcase, too, the research projects supported by the centre through its appointment of highly qualified scholars as staff members, postdoctoral research fellows, adjuncts and associates, and by its competitive visiting fellowship program. 

Submissions

While briefing papers will emerge primarily from the Centre’s work program, unsolicited contributions are also welcome. Authors should bear the following in mind: Papers should be approximately 4000 – 5000 words, inclusive of references, and comprise an overview or synopsis of research themes, aims and projected outcomes. Papers should be accessible to the non-specialist or non-academic audience; please avoid writing in an overly-dense style and avoid jargon or, where unavoidable, include a clear explanation and keep uses to a minimum. Citations should also be kept to a minimum but when used should be in-text, using the author date style. A short list of references, containing only works cited, should appear at the end. All briefing papers will be subject to double blind review prior to publication.

All enquiries and submissions should be directed to the series editors: Annmarie Elijah or Jacqueline Lo.

Schuman Lecture Series - Schuman’s Vision in the Age of Disarray: Whither Europe and the West?

The Robert Schuman Lecture series celebrates the remarkable achievements of European integration since its modest beginnings in the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, announced in a declaration by French Foreign Minister Schuman. The Australian National University has recognised this achievement and foresight by coordinating the annual Schuman Lecture since 1996. The first lecture was delivered by Lord Leon Brittan, the then Vice... Read more

Poland and the New World Disorder

ANU Centre for European Studies Research Fellow Dr John Besemeres was this year’s guest of honour and speaker at the Polish Constitution Day Commemorative Dinner in Melbourne. The Dinner has taken place annually since the inaugural event in 2002, featuring a different guest speaker each year. This article is an edited version of the notes for the address delivered by Dr Besemeres to mark the Anniversary of the 3 rd of May 1791 Polish... Read more

Author/Editor: John Besemeres
Publication Date: July 2017

ANUCES/ABC’s Big Ideas – Exploring Brexit

This briefing paper is one in a series of papers on European ideas and issues. The series builds on panel discussions broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program, held in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies.Read more

The Italian Patient in 2016: Weak but not poor

Author/Editor: Prof. Dr. Heribert Dieter, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin and Australian National University, Centre for European Studies, Canberra
Publication Date: June 2016

Australia – European Union Cooperative Security in a new strategic environment

Recent developments in violent extremism and cyber security breaches demonstrate that cross border security issues impact not only on the nation but on regional and international stability. Twenty-first century International Relations is increasingly dominated by security concerns. The conference "Australia – European Union Cooperative Security in a new strategic environment", organised by ANUCES and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung brought policy-... Read more

Russia: what’s next?

ANUCES Roundtable Summary On 23 June 2015 the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies hosted a public roundtable to discuss current developments in Russia and consider the influences on future policy under Putin. The roundtable was chaired by Harry Rigby’s son, Professor Richard Rigby, Executive Director of the ANU China Institute. Professor Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University) outlined the current economic situation in... Read more

Author/Editor: Richard Rigby (Chair)
Publication Date: June 2015

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