Australian European University Institute Fellowships
Applications are now invited for Australian European University Institute Fellowships which provide the opportunity to carry out research at the European University Institute in Florence – the high profile research institute established by the Member States of the founding European Communities in 1972. A six-month Post-doctoral Fellowship will be offered for the period January-June 2014. Two three-month Postgraduate Fellowships will be offered for the period September-December 2013. In addition, one fellowship will be offered for a Visiting Scholar from an Australian university for one month during the period January-June 2014. The Fellowships are available to researchers currently undertaking research in history, law, economics, and social and political sciences who are able to identify a direct benefit for their research from a period of residence at the EUI. Applications close 15 March 2013. The successful applicants will be notified by late June 2013. Further information on the AEUIFAI is available at the EU Delegation's website.
Call for the inaugural HRC ANU Gender Institute Visiting Fellowship
The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) is accepting applications for the inaugural HRC ANU Gender Institute Visiting Fellowship valued at $3000. Applications close on 31 March 2013. The annual theme for 2014 is: ‘Now Showing: Cultures, Judgments, and Research on the Digital Screen’. For more information, please visit the HRC website.
Call for Visiting Fellowship and Scholarship Applications: April 2013 - April 2014
Closing date for applications: 1 February 2013. The ANU Centre for European Studies Centre (ANUCES) is a joint initiative of the Australian National University (ANU) and the European Union. The Visiting Fellowship Program at the ANUCES is part of the Centre’s mission to promote research, education and dialogue between Europe and Australia. The Visiting Fellowship Program is aimed at supporting and hosting local and international scholars wishing to undertake research at the ANU. For more information, click here.
Call for Papers: Annual EUSAAP Conference, May 2013 in Macau
"Reassessing the EU-Asia Pacific Relationship in the context of the EU crisis" 17th - 18th May 2013, Macau The Euro-zone crisis is a perfect example of how, in an interconnected world, events within one region have effects that are felt throughout the world. Asia Pacific counties are significant exporters and importers to the Eurozone and EU. The stability of the Euro, depressed demand for manufactured goods and credit ratings have direct consequences in Asia Pacific counties. Is there more continuity or change in the EU-Asia Pacific relationship? How do different groups perceive the EU and any changes in its relationship to the region? The aim of this conference is to investigate these questions from both a European and an Asia Pacific perspective. This conference will be multidisciplinary in focus. Academics and graduate students from a wide range of fields are encouraged to present at this conference adding to a deeper understanding of the complexities of the EU-Asia Pacific relationship. Particular attention will be paid to the following four areas: Assessing the Fallout – What was the relationship between these two regions, and how has the recent crisis impacted on this? What has changed and what has stayed the same? A Crisis of Perception? - How do both regions see each other? How have they interpreted crisis in both regions (for example has the Fukushima Meltdown impacted perceptions in Europe of Asia)? Do perceptions change amongst different groups? Do intra-regional crises in Asia impact on its relationship with the EU? What lessons for the relationship can be drawn by looking at historical moments of crisis? Models of Integration – How do recent developments in the EU impact on the EU as a model for integration in the Asia Pacific region? What if any, lessons on integration can Europe learn from the Asia Pacific. The Way Forward – what are the new challenges and opportunities to arise from the Crisis? How should the EU-Asia Pacific relationship be managed in the future? We seek applications from a wide variety of fields of study to discuss these interdisciplinary topics. Presentations will be 15 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes Q&A.
ANU Centre for European Studies Travel Grant Recipients
The winners of the three ANU Centre for European Studies Travel Grants are currently attending the ‘Encounter Europe’ course in Europe. The winners are ANU students Ms Emily Ridge, a Bachelor of Arts student, Ms Nithya Viswanath, who studies for a Juris Doctor, and Mr Troy Cruickshank, who is pursuing a PhD in Political Science. The travel grants allow the three students to travel to the European Academy in Otzenhausen (Germany) to participate in the ‘Encounter Europe’ intensive course 2-15 December 2012. The Academy organises the course on behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which selected undergraduate and graduate students from Australia and New Zealand on academic merit through a competitive process. The course will introduce the students to the political, economic and environmental issues of European integration. From Otzenhausen, the course will take them on study trips to Saarbruecken and Trier, Luxembourg (European Court of Justice), Strasbourg (European Parliament, European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg), and to Germany’s former capital Bonn. You can follow Emily’s blog while they attend course at http://cass.anu.edu.au/future-students/student-ambassador-blog. The three prize winners with staff of the ANU Centre for European Studies. From left to right: Ms Emily Ridge, Ms Nithya Viswanath, Professor Jacqueline Lo (Director of the Centre), Mr Troy Cruickshank, and Dr Tomoko Akami (Deputy Director of the Centre).
European Union flag flies high over Canberra to honour the EU’s Nobel Peace Prize 2012
The Nobel Peace Prize will be conferred on the European Union for advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe, in Oslo on 10 December 2012. To mark the occasion in Canberra, His Excellency Mr David Daly, Ambassador of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand, will ceremonially raise the EU flag on Friday 7 December at 10.00 am at the International Flag Display in Canberra's Parliamentary Zone at Commonwealth Place, Parkes. The flag-raising honours the stabilising role the EU has played in transforming Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace. The European Union's Anthem ("Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th Symphony) will be played at the ceremony, with Ambassador Daly and Mr Paul Grigson, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, addressing the audience. More information on the Nobel Peace Prize is available on the Delegation’s website.
The 2014 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program is now open
The Humanities Research Centre, RSHA, Australian National University 2014 Visiting Fellowship is now open. 2014 Annual Theme: Now Showing: Cultures, Judgments, and Research on the Digital Screen Deadline is the 31 March 2013. For more information, please click here. Enquiries: Ms Leena Messina T: +61 2 6125 4357 F: +61 2 6125 1380 E: Leena.Messina@anu.edu.au
Creative Instinct on ABC Radio National: Who is Germany? (Part 1)
This week, Creative Instinct begins a 3-part series that will look at aspects of a country that, once again, finds itself at a pivot point of history—Germany. Germany is a relatively modern construct, but a lot has happened in its 140+ years. The 20th Century saw Germany play a central role in some of the most seismic global events. In recovery from both WWII and the Cold War, Germany somehow managed to reinvent itself as an economic powerhouse. And yet, once again, events have conspired to give Germany a decisive part in a global drama. Economic commentators and political pundits tie themselves in knots trying to figure out the future of European economies, but understanding some of the underlying elements of German modern identity may help us to better interpret how events in Europe will unfold. In today's program we hear from some keen socio-political observers, who have thought much about the question of 'Who is Germany?' As part of the intensive series of interviews conducted recently in Germany, the EU Centre's media colleague and cultural associate Michael Shirrefs, producer of the ABC Radio National programme Creative Instinct, interviewed Michel-Eric Dufeil (Head, German & Netherlands Desk of the D-G for Regional Policy in the European Commission) and Dr Lars Klein, (previous visitor to the Centre and Senior Lecturer with the Euroculture Programme, University of Gottingen). To listen to Part 1 of the series, please click here.
Allied in the fight - Europe and Australia tackling global health threats
In another edition of International Innovation, a range of institutions, programmes and individual projects is presented from Europe and Australia covering some of the greatest health threats facing the world today including mental health, child health, nutrition and infectious and non-infectious dieases. To read the edition online, please click here.
Ms Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs in the European External Action Service, visited Australia
Ms Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs in the EU's European External Action Service (EEAS) visited Australia from 5-7 November 2012. During that time Ms Schmid gave an insider’s perspective on what the EU considers to be its main security challenges and elaborated on the EU’s comprehensive response to these challenges. She focused on the conflicts in the Middle East, including Iran’s nuclear issues, the maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea, as well as other challenges in some African regions and the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood. On 6 November Ms Helga Schmid participated in a Round Table discussion at the ANU Centre for European Studies with representatives from the diplomatic community, government agencies and academia. Ms Schmid also conducted the Australia-EU Strategic Dialogue and took part in a Boardroom Forum and lunch at the European-Australian Business Council.