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03
Aug
2017

Can China Democratise?

These are dark days for advocates of democracy in China. Crackdowns against freedoms of speech, assembly, and thought have intensified under President Xi Jinping, while Western governments are increasingly muted in their response. This makes it even more important to discuss openly the subject of whether and how China could democratise, and the changes necessary for minimalist democracy to emerge. This presentation will examine these issues from...Read more

27
Jul
2017

"Clásicos Argentinos” Lecture at the Piano by Marcela Fiorillo

"Clásicos Argentinos” Lecture at the Piano by Marcela Fiorillo Thursday 27 July, 3.30pm Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU School of Music William Herbert Place, Acton ACT To compose, in my opinion, is to create an architecture... In music, this architecture unfolds in time...When time has past, when the work has unfolded, a sense of inner perfection survives in the spirit. Only then can one say that the composer has succeeded in creating that...Read more

27
Jul
2017

Mass Media as a Source of Public Responsiveness

There is a sizable literature finding evidence of public responsiveness to policy change, across a range of salient policy domains and countries. We have a very limited sense for what drives this aggregate-level responsiveness, however. One possibility is that individuals learn at least part of what they need to know from mass media. Work tends to emphasize failures in both media coverage, and citizens; but there is little work exploring the...Read more

21
Jul
2017

Air Pollution in China: Policy Implementation and Public Participation

Haze pollution has become one of the most important environment problems in China. Both the government and the public have taken great efforts to control it. This seminar focuses on how local governments follow central government directives in implementing air pollution policies, how different departments involved in policy enforcement and their authorities have changed over time, and how the public participates in the haze governance process...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

20
Jun
2017

Brazil in the World: The International Relations of a South American Giant

Book launch presented by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) Tuesday 20 June, 4:00pm Launched by Dr John Minns Author Dr Sean W Burges Location L.J. Hume Centre, Copland Building (24), 1st Floor, Room 1171, Corner of Childers Street and University Avenue, ANU Burges argues that Brazil is pursuing a foreign policy agenda designed to challenge and transform, but not overturn existing patterns of global structural...Read more

20
Jun
2017

ANCLAS book launch, Brazil in the World: The International Relations of a South American Giant

Book launch presented by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) Tuesday 20 June, 4:00pm Launched by Dr John Minns Author Dr Sean W Burges Location L.J. Hume Centre, Copland Building (24) 1st Floor, Room 1171 Corner of Childers Street and University Avenue, ANU Burges argues that Brazil is pursuing a foreign policy agenda designed to challenge and transform, but not overturn existing patterns of global structural power...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

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