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07
Mar
2017

The Local and Global Trade Policy Implications of Brexit

The University of Adelaide’s EU Centre for Global Affairs and The Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies are collaborating to host a high-level panel discussion on the local and global trade policy implications of Brexit. Alan Winters CB Professor of Economics, University of Sussex, United Kingdom Alan Winters CB is a leading specialist on the empirical and policy analysis of international trade, especially in developing...Read more

03
Mar
2017

Social Movements and Identity in Contemporary Russia

Beyond ‘regime’ and ‘opposition’: structural features of protest and social movements in Putin’s Russia—Mischa Gabowitsch Protest in Russia is often portrayed as a struggle between the political regime and a liberal opposition supported by a small urban middle class. Yet all of these terms are misleading. Rather than reflecting the experiences of Russian activists, they are perpetuated by the structural biases of both traditional and online...Read more

02
Mar
2017

Gendered ministerial careers in three Westminster countries

In recent years there has been an increased scholarly interest in the descriptive representation of women in executives. Particular emphasis has been given to women’s (s)election to cabinet, the allocation of portfolios and, more recently, the opportunities for the substantive representation of women by women ministers. A parallel research trajectory has emerged exploring the determinants of ministerial appointment, survival and exit, although...Read more

28
Feb
2017

Brexit: Why and How?

Aneurin (Nye) Hughes had an eminent career with the British Foreign Office and was Head of the European Commission’s Delegation to Australia and New Zealand from 1995 to 2002. Mr Hughes has an intricate knowledge of European affairs, having first joined the Commission in 1973 at the time of the UK’s accession to the European Community. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr Hughes’ diplomatic career in the British Foreign Service included postings...Read more

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

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