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.

Past events

Schuman Lecture - Europe at the Crossroads: Global Power or Also-Ran?

26 Sep 2019

The director of the European Council on Foreign Relations wrote recently that Europe could become either ‘a co-equal power in a tripolar world’ – or ‘roadkill...

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Schuman Lecture - EU–Australia: A Global Alliance for Trade

18 Jun 2018

In this year’s Schuman Lecture, the European Commissioner for Trade Dr Cecilia Malmström will explore the opportunities offered by an EU–Australia Free Trade...

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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:

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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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