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24
Mar
2017

The West Verandah: The Life and Work of Les Murray

The Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University proudly invite you to this book launch for The West Verandah: The Life and Work of Les Murray. Edited by Sonia Mycak and published by Boraga Academic. The book launch will feature a poetry reading by Les Murray, Australia’s leading poet and one of the greatest contemporary poets writing in English. Registration required westverandah...Read more

23
Mar
2017

Navigating Law, Politics and Informality: A Study of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1986-2015

Our talk is structured into two parts: First, drawing on insights from ongoing research of ours on judicial politics in Southeast Asia, we propose a relational approach to studying judicial politics in non-Western societies - a framework for the systematic analysis of informal relations between judges and other actors, within and outside the judiciary, based on common political interests, ideas, social identity, and even clientelistic...Read more

21
Mar
2017

American Council of Young Political Leaders: The political climate in the US today

The School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University proudly invites staff and students to join delegates from the American Council of Young Political Leaders for a panel and discussion on the Political situation in the U.S.A today. The panel will be chaired by Dr Richard Frank and include: The Honorable Tyler August (R), Speaker Pro Temporer Wisconsin State Assembly; The Honorable Anthony Daniels (D), Member...Read more

21
Mar
2017

Trade and Finance in the Era of Donald Trump: A European Perspective

The change in the White House has significant implications for the transatlantic economic relations. Suddenly, the dialogue on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has been replaced by the threat of a trade conflict. President Trump and his economic advisors appear to interpret the American trade deficit as the result of unfair policies implemented by the Europeans, namely the Germans. Two issues are particularly important. First,...Read more

20
Mar
2017

UK Parliamentary Delegation Panel and Discussion: The political situation in the UK today.

The School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University proudly invites staff and students to join the CPA UK Delegation to a discussion on the political situation in the UK today featuring the following members of the UK Parliament: Rt Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Conservative); Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP (Labour); Rt Hon. Yvonne Fovargue MP (Labour); Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst MP (Conservative); The Rt Hon...Read more

19
Mar
2017

NGA Public Lecture: A European Royal State - Louis XIV's Savonnerie Carpets

Wolf Burchard, Furniture Research Curator, National Trust, London, author of The sovereign artist: Charles Le Brun and the image of Louis XIV , discusses Louis XIV's Savonnerie carpets. Supported by the ANU Centre for European Studies.Read more

16
Mar
2017

How Desirable is Intra-Party Democracy? Evidence from the Political Party Database Project

Few scholars on political parties would disagree that intra-party democracy (IPD) is desirable. Yet, this is exactly where agreement ends. Precisely how we should conceptualize IPD is open to debate. This paper suggests a two-dimensional conceptualization of IPD based on the nature of the process of intra-party decision-making and presents findings on 122 parties in 19 democracies. It shows that many modern political parties combine plebiscitary...Read more

15
Mar
2017

Burial Rites: Mortuary Practises of the Prehistoric Cultures of Coastal Northern Chile

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) presents: Burial Rites: Mortuary Practises of the Prehistoric Cultures of Coastal Northern Chile Wednesday 15 March 6:30pm The Allan Barton Forum, 2nd Floor, Building 26C, CBE, ANU Public lecture by Dr Christopher Carter The world's oldest artificial mummies are found along the desert coast of Chile. The Chinchorro were hunter/fishers who lived on the coast of northern Chile and...Read more

09
Mar
2017

What have we learned about constitutional design in deeply divided societies over the last quarter of a century?

In the aftermath of the end of the cold war, constitutional transitions in South Africa (1994), Bosnia (1995), Fiji (1997), Northern Ireland (1998) and Iraq (2005) aimed at ameliorating ethnic conflict, fostering resilient democracy and achieving political stability. This paper asks what these cases teach us about suitable constitutional arrangements for divided societies. The first part examines the debates between so-called ‘centripetalist’, ‘...Read more

08
Mar
2017

US-Russia Update

The Trump presidency has introduced a new dynamic in US-Russia relations. Having served as President Putin’s Director for the USA-WesternRegional Fund for Presidential Programs in Moscow, Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov will draw on his extensive knowledge of Russian politics in this US-Russia update. Professor Vladimir Kuznetsov is currently Professor of International Relations and World Economy at the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok,...Read more

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