ANU Centre for European Studies Schuman Lecture Series

ANU Centre for European Studies Schuman Lecture Series
HE Mr David Daly, Ambassador of the EU to Australia and New Zealand, 2012

The Robert Schuman Lecture celebrates the remarkable achievements of European integration since its modest beginnings in the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, announced in a declaration by French Foreign Minister Schuman. The Australian National University has recognised this achievement and foresight by coordinating the annual Schuman Lecture since 1996. The first lecture was delivered by Lord Leon Brittan, the then Vice President of the European Commission. Since then, the University has coordinated annual Schuman Lectures by distinguished speakers, including The Right Honourable Chris Patten CH, Commissioner for External Relations, The Right Honourable Alexander Downer and Justice Michael Kirby of the Australian High Court.

Upcoming Schuman Lecture:

24 August 2015
The European Union’s Climate and Energy Policy, a driver for growth and innovation
Connie Hedegaard, Former EU Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 - 2014

Previous Schuman Lectures:

16 June 2014
Indo-Pacific Lessons from a European Experiment
Peter Varghese AO, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

19 August 2013
Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts
Robyn Archer
AO, Creative Director, the Centenary of Canberra

23 May 2012
New Alliances: Australia and Europe in a G20 World
Mr Alastair Walton, Chairman of the European Australian Business Council

14 February 2011
The Relationship of the EU Court of Justice with the UN Security Council and International Tribunals
Professor Joe Verhoeven, Secretary General, Institut de droit international; Professor at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

26 February 2009
EU’s Contribution to Security in the 21st Century
Ms Helga-Maria Schmid, Director of the Policy Unit of the General Council Secretariat of the European Union

9 May 2008
Security and External Relations in the EU
Professor Robert Jackson, Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Government and Director of International Relations at the University of Redlands (USA)

11 May 2006
Australia and Europe: Sharing Global Responsibilities
The Right Honourable Alexander Downer, MP

9 May 2005
A More Democratic European Union: Reflections on the Proposed Constitution
Professor Sir Neil MacCormick, QC, FRSE, FBA, LLD Dlitt, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at The University of Edinburgh (UK) and Freehills Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales

11 November 2004
Terrorism and the Democratic Response: A Tribute to the European Court of Human Rights
Justice Michael Kirby, AC CMG, Justice of the High Court of Australia

30 October 2003
The EU in the Middle East: My Impressions as Special Representative
HE Ambassador Miguel Ángel Moratinos, EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process

3 July 2002
European Union Enlargement
HE Mr Carlos Bastarreche Sagües, Secretary General for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain

19 April 2001
Sovereignty, Democracy and Constitutions: Finding the Right Formula
Mr Chris Patten CH, European Commissioner for External Relations

13 May 1999
Australia and the European Ideal
The Hon. Alexander Downer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Australia

7 May 1998
Asia and the European Union
Mr Laurens Jan Brinkhorst, Member of the European Parliament

8 May 1997
The European Agenda
Mr Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner for Financial Programming & the Budget, Personnel & Administration

1996
Inaugural Schuman Lecture
Lord Leon Brittan, Vice President of the European Commission

Past events

Schuman Lecture Series - Schuman’s Vision in the Age of Disarray: Whither Europe and the West?

28 Aug 2017

The ANU Centre for European Studies is delighted to present this contribution to our Schuman Lecture Series, to be delivered by Mr David Ritchie AO. This...

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Brexit or Bremain? Implications of the UK’s EU referendum for Australia and the world.

1 Jun 2016

On 23 June the UK electorate will decide whether to remain a part of the European Union or vote to leave.  Advocates of ‘Brexit’ claim that it is time for the...

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2015 Schuman Lecture: The European Union’s Climate and Energy Policy, a driver for growth and innovation

26 Aug 2015

Audio recording of the lecture available under the link: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/the-eu-and-climate-change-change-action/6736232...

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2014 Schuman Lecture: Indo-Pacific Lessons from a European Experiment

16 Jun 2014

The transcript of the 2014 Schuman Lecture is now available on the DFAT website and also as a recording below: The European project was an attempt to pursue...

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2013 Schuman Lecture: Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts

19 Aug 2013

You can listen to this Schuman Lecture through the ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas website. In 2013, the year of Canberra’s Centenary, despite the decision to...

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2012 Schuman Lecture: New Alliances: Australia and Europe in a G20 World

23 May 2012

See the briefing paper of the text of the Robert Schuman lecture, given by Mr Alastair Walton on 23 May 2012 at the Australian National University. In an...

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2011 Schuman Lecture: The (possible) relationship of the EU Court of Justice with the UN Security Council and International Tribunals

14 Feb 2011

This public lecture is now available as a PDF Professor Verhoeven spoke to and updated this paper published in the Annuaire Francais de Droit International...

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2009 Schuman Lecture: EU’s Contribution to Security in the 21st Century

26 Feb 2009

Ms Helga-Maria Schmid, Director of the Policy Unit of the General Council Secretariat of the European Union delivered the 2009 Schuman Lecture on the topic of...

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2008 Schuman Lecture: Security and External Relations in the EU

9 May 2008

Professor Robert Jackson, Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Government and Director of International Relations at the University of Redlands (USA),...

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2006 Schuman Lecture: Australia and Europe: Sharing Global Responsibilities

11 May 2006

The Right Honourable Alexander Downer, MP delivered the 2006 Schuman Lecture on the topic of Australia and Europe: Sharing Global Responsibilities Thanks...

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