Mr Nicholas Simoes da Silva came to the ANU in 2014 to study a combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and International Relations with a minor in History. He is interested in social justice and law reform, particularly concerning labour violations and the protection of workers’ rights. He is also concerned with the historical development of the European Union and explanations for integration and Europeanisation in the Union. This has led to work as a research assistant at the ANU Centre for European Studies and for Ms Anne McNaughton (Senior Lecturer, ANU College of Law). Conferences EU Studies Association Asia Pacific Conference 2017 (1-2 July, Tokyo). Presenting paper on The European Union in Infectious Disease Control and Prevention: Explanations for Integration and Europeanisation. Other Europe in 2017: Elections, Poland, and the Future of the EU - Presentation to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff outgoing to Europe as part of the ANU Centre for European Studies’ EU Training Course (30 March 2017)
Nicholas Simoes da Silva, ‘Dates to Watch: Europe in 2017,’ ANU Centre for European Studies Policy Note Series, No. 1, 2017. Nicholas Simoes da Silva (ed.), ‘ANUCES/ABC’s Big Ideas – Exploring Brexit,’ ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Paper Series, Vol. 8 No. 1, January 2017. Nicholas Simoes da Silva, Ms Anne McNaughton, Dr Annmarie Elijah, Dr James Cameron, ‘Understanding Brexit: Charting the Challenges,’ ANU Centre for European Studies Policy Note Series, September 2016.
Community Engagement Council Member, Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister’s Youth Advisory Council Co-Coordinator and Labour Monitor, ANU College of Law’s Corporate Accountability Project President of the ANU Volunteering Society Co-Coordinator, Canberra Students for Fair Work