Call for Papers_16th Dubrovnik Jean Monnet Seminar ‘Blame it on Brussels – EU Law and Distributive Effects of Globalisation’

The 16th session of the Jean Monnet Seminar will focus on the topic “Blame it on Brussels – EU Law and Distributive Effects of Globalisation”.

Paper proposals may cover a variety of areas focusing on two questions raised by the recent political events, particularly Brexit, which shed doubt on the traditional legal narrative of EU integration as beneficial to most citizens. First, did EU Law cause or accentuate any inequality in Europe (e.g. for low skilled...

‘Thinking of You’


‘Thinking of You’

The Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Australia presents:

‘Thinking of You’

A film by Anna Di Lellio & Fitim Shala documenting the 12 June 2015 art installation ‘Thinking of You’, by Alketa Xhafa Mripa, which displayed five thousand dresses in the football stadium of Prishtina, Kosovo, to honour the thousands of survivors of wartime sexual violence.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with: H.E Mrs Atifete Jahjaga, Former President of the Republic...

Europe 1968 Fifty Years On: France, Germany & Italy

2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the protests of 1968, when social unrest and desire to change the status quo impacted Europe.

Did Europe change after 1968? Was it a turning point in history? Did the Sixties, for which it is often shorthand, change society and culture?

In history, it is often suggested that dramatic events (the French Revolution, the Great War, World War II) changed societies, removing or undermining aristocracies and...

Statement by Professor Bruce Wilson, Director European Union Centre at RMIT, on the occasion of Europe Day 2018 

9 May 2018,

RMIT University,

Melbourne Australia


Today, Europe celebrates Europe Day 2018. This is always an important opportunity to acknowledge the enormous progress which has been made towards securing a lasting peace on the European continent, offering a new form of cooperation among nations which strengthens the capacity of each of them, through their collaboration, to make significant global impact.

It is perhaps particularly interesting to note this in 2018, 50 years after the turmoil of 1968 which...

The Referendum in New Caledonia: what is at stake?

French & Australian Dialogues

Presented by the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations in association with the Alliance Française de Sydney

Thursday 17 May, 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Venue: 257 Clarence St, Sydney

The Referendum in New Caledonia: what is at stake?

By November 2018 New Caledonia will hold a referendum on the future of this French overseas territory to decide whether it will remain with France or become independent. Two experts will explore the background to this...

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