The European Australia Business Council (EABC) and the ANU Centre for European Studies are pleased to announce the commencement of two EABC-ANUCES Fellows for 2014. The EABC promotes a forum for business leaders to engage in high-level dialogue on economic and public policy issues with Australian and European political leaders, officials, diplomats and business delegations. The EABC-ANUCES Visiting Fellowship is a collaboration between the EABC and the Australian National University to develop and communicate research on trade investment and regulatory policy issues between Australia and the European Union.
The successful candidates of the Fellowship were announced at the EABC Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 23 September in Sydney. The fellows presented their research proposals to the Board of the EABC – comprising of some of Australia’s most senior business leaders, government officials and academic representatives. The fellows also had the opportunity to take part in a discussion about a potential free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union during the AGM Dinner with former trade ministers the Hon Simon Crean and the Hon Mark Vaile, and EU Ambassador to Australia Sem Fabrizi.
Dr Hazel Moir’s background is in economics, demography and public policy, and has a lifetime interest in equity issues, including gender issues. She has early private sector experience, including in the international aid field. She then spent nearly 20 years in the Australian Public Service, mostly in policy advising and policy research areas She holds two PhDs, the first in demography and economics from Brown University, and the second in public policy from the ANU. Her research interests include economic impacts, particularly on innovating firms, and the overall public policy outcomes. Her proposed research project is Managing non-trade issues in comprehensive trade agreements: patent and copyright regulations
Dr Annmarie Elijah has previously worked as a policy officer in the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has taught politics at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and ANU. Her PhD (University of Melbourne) examined the implications of British membership of the European Community for Australia. Her research interests include Australia-EU relations, European integration theory, comparative regionalism, trans-Tasman relations, Australian and New Zealand foreign policy and federalism. Her proposed research project relates to the recently completed Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union.
The fellowship holders will take up their research residency at the ANUCES in October 2014 and expected to finalise their research reports by the end of January 2015. The fellows will present their research findings to the EABC in early 2014 and at further events organised with business, government and academic stakeholders.
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