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07
Jul
2010

Independence! Two Centuries of Struggle

Conference overview Independence! Two Centuries of Struggle is the IX Biennial Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia . The year 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the beginnings of the struggles which led to the fragmentation of Spain’s Empire in the New World. The occasion will be celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic as an important turning point in the history of the modern world. The...Read more

06
Jul
2010

The Storm that Swept Mexico

World documentary film premiere On the final night of the Mexico conference (5-6 July), all are welcome to attend the world premiere of a film about the Mexican revolution: The Storm that Swept Mexico . This two-hour high definition documentary tells the story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, its causes and its legacy, using contemporary footage and interviews with participants, historians, and others, as well as with period photographs and...Read more

06
Jul
2010

The Europeanisation of the Pacific

The external frontiers of the European Union (EU) are gradually expanding in the Pacific. This seminar will explore some key aspects of the 'Europeanisation' of the three French Pacific territories Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia, and French Polynesia, and the extent to which these former colonies are legally, economically and politically in the EU. Dr Karis Muller will consider the renaissance of the idea of ‘Europe Overseas’, the demands to...Read more

05
Jul
2010

Mexico: From Revolution to Democracy

In collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Australia and El Colegio de México , the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce that Dr Javier Garciadiego, President of El Colegio de México , will be arriving from Mexico to present a public lecture at the ANU on the evening of Monday 5th July, 2010; the first night of the upcoming Mexico Conference (5-6 July). Dr Javier Garciadiego will be introduced by Her...Read more

05
Jul
2010

Mexico: Revolution, Independence and Beyond

Conference Overview Mexico: Revolution, Independence and Beyond commemorates the 100 years since the beginning of the Mexican Revolution and 200 years since Mexican independence. Held on a Monday and Tuesday (5-6 July) at The Australian National University in Canberra, the conference discusses the events and legacy of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, the themes surrounding the struggle for Mexican independence in 1810. However, while the occasion...Read more

28
Jun
2010

Poland/Russia: An End to Centuries of Hostility

This seminar is jointly presented by the Russian and East European Seminar Series and the ANU Centre for European Studies. Following the first round of the presidential elections in Poland, Dr John Besemeres, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Studies, will look at the recent warming of relations between Russia and Poland in the context of the disastrous crash at Smolensk, which killed President Kaczynski and many other members of Poland...Read more

10
Jun
2010

Exploring analogical citizenship for Europe - Presentation by Pablo Jiménez

Pablo Jiménez will be delivering a presentation on 'Exploring analogical citizenship for Europe' at 10am on Thursday 10 June 2010 at the Arts Meeting Room at the Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics. Abstract The strong cultural crisis affecting Europeans today seems to reflect, among other effects, the lack of enthusiasm with the European Union (EU) - a new polity of sorts - and the lack of cohesion among its members. One of the...Read more

20
May
2010

"Los Tres Caballeros": Walt Disney, Nelson Rockefeller and U.S.-Latin American Relations During World War II

World War II marked a turning point in Mexico- United States relations. With US entry into the war in late 1941 Mexico assumed a new strategic importance as supplier of labor and of raw materials. For Mexico joining the western allies provided a breathing space after half a decade of political and economic conflict following Mexico’ nationalization of British and US petroleum interests. ‘Soft diplomacy’ was also a key to the reshaping of US-...Read more

19
May
2010

Disciplining Soldiers, Spouses and Contractors: Criminal Jurisdiction of States over Service Members and Associated Civilians

Audio record of the event: It is axiomatic that the criminal law of a state binds members of its armed forces both at home and abroad. Some states have sought to bring into the same framework civilians serving with or accompanying the armed forces (such as private contractors or dependants of service members). This has given rise to important constitutional debates about the limits of the competence of military courts to try civilians. However,...Read more

13
May
2010

Celebrate Europe Day 2010

The introductory comments of Professor Paul Pickering from this seminar are now available as: PDF (As a courtesy to the presenter, please contact them for permission to refer to the text of their presentation for the purpose of further research) The ANU Centre for European Studies will be celebrating the sixtieth birthday of the Schuman Declaration which led to the creation of the European Union. We will also be honouring the great Polish...Read more

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