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23
Feb
2017

SPIR Seminar Series: Semester 1, 2017

Week Speaker Talk title 23 February Patrick Dunleavy "Why some bureaucratic autonomy is key for the integrated operation of states: National debt policy-making in Australia and the UK" 2 March Matthew Kerby "Gendered ministerial careers in three Westminster countries" 9 March Jon Fraenkel "What have we learned about constitutional design in deeply divided societies over the last quarter of a century?" 16 March Thomas Poguntke "How Desirable is...Read more

17
Feb
2017

The State of the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities

Mr Ruete’s initial post at the European Commission was in DG Social Affairs (Health and Nuclear Safety). He then moved to DG Internal Market (first TV without frontiers, then assistant to the Director General), becoming Head of the Industrial Cooperation Unit in DG Industry in 1993. From 1995 to 1998, Matthias Ruete served as a Member of Cabinet, afterwards Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Education. From...Read more

16
Feb
2017

Ukraine’s path to the EU: Challenges and Perspectives

Ukraine is one of the biggest countries in Europe. For more than three years Ukraine has been defending its choice of European values, not only by tackling internal, global and European challenges but by confronting military aggression from its closest neighbour, a permanent member of the UN Security Council and one of the key guarantors of world security under the Budapest Memorandum. As the EU struggles with weak economic performance and...Read more

27
Jan
2017

Panorama Brasil - feat. Alda Rezende (BRAZIL)

Panorama Brasil (MELB) will be joined by Brazilian chanteuse Alda Rezende (BRAZIL) when she returns to Australia January 27th for a one off show in Canberra at the Polish White Eagle Club ! A night of music that draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador - samba, MPB, bossa, folkloric music and regional styles mixed with jazz and more. 7...Read more

17
Jan
2017

2017 EU Summer School: The European Union after Brexit: Implications for Europeans, British, Australians & New Zealanders

The world was stunned in June 2016 when citizens in the United Kingdom voted for Britain to leave the European Union. On top of challenges posed by massive migration, terrorism and continuing economic difficulties, this was a severe blow to the European Union’s plans to achieve major gains for the people and nations of Europe by 2020. This outcome poses significant questions about the future of the European Union, but also the United Kingdom...Read more

15
Dec
2016

Our Last Tango (2015)

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic present the film screening: Our Last Tango (2015) 6:30pm Thursday 15 December Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 3, ANU “Our Last Tango” is a story about the life and love of two of the most famous tango dancers of the 20 th century. The documentary maker German Kral chronicles the decades’ long career of Argentine tango legends Maria Nieves...Read more

06
Dec
2016

Breaking point? British citizens’ fears, projections and polarisation on the way to Brexit.

Michael Bruter joined the LSE in 2001 having previously been employed by the University of Houston (USA) and the University of Hull. Dr Bruter received his undergraduate degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux (France), Masters from the Universities of Hull and Bordeaux, and his PhD from the University of Houston (USA). In addition to his position at the LSE, he is Adjunct Associate Professor of political science at the...Read more

01
Dec
2016

Citizens’ Wealth: Why and How to Transform Sovereign Funds into Citizens’ Funds

How can it be that more governments are wealthier than ever, and yet fewer citizens enjoy the benefits that such wealth can bring? Never before have so many governments owned so much wealth in the form of financial assets amassed in state-controlled investment funds, known as Sovereign Wealth Funds. Despite this, the effects of the 2008 crash are still being felt, and countries still scramble to find a way to kick-start growth. Inequality has...Read more

29
Nov
2016

Big Ideas: European innovation and Europe's place in the world

DisCERNing Science Tuesday 29 November 2016 Time: 8:05pm Stepping inside the world’s greatest experiment - CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Thousands of scientists from across the globe are at work at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider . They have one thing in common – their passion to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe. So what are these experiments exactly about? Highlights of DisCERNing Science: Bringing the Collider Experience to...Read more

23
Nov
2016

Brexit Reframed: English Nationalism, Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere

The Anglosphere was one of the surprise winners of the 2016 referendum campaign. As an explicitly stated concept it appeared early on in the campaign but soon faded from view. But where it did play a part in the campaign was less as a unitary concept but more in its constituent parts: sometimes as an example to emulate and at other times as another layer of global interference to reject. Most importantly, it was an important element of a...Read more

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