The Future of the EU Summit is a multidisciplinary forum, which engages the pressing issue of the prospects for multilateral cosmopolitanism, global justice and alternative political futures in the EU, and with specific reference to the future of EU-Australia relations.
The Summit takes place against the political backdrop of the arrival of a new age of isolationism arising from a series of policy reversals and electoral shocks – from Brexit and the withdrawal of the UK from the EU to the resurgence of nationalist sentiment rising across Europe to the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA. A key challenge in this context is how best to understand the complex interplay of globalization and de-globalization which traverses relations between the EU and Australia in the coming decades of the 21st century? In addressing this question, the Summit will bring together academics, EU specialists, Ambassadors and consul-generals, policy analysts and public servants.
Whilst the principal focus of the Summit will be dialogue and debate among participants, there will also be a keynote lecture delivered by Professor Loukas Tsoukalis – Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens; recently Visiting Professor at Harvard University; and, President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Greece’s main think tank).
The Future of the EU Summit forms part of the Joint EU Centres Conference to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne from 16-18 October 2017.
Download the latest summit programme HERE.
Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017
Time: 1.00pm – 6.20pm followed by cocktail reception
Venue: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, City West Campus (The University of South Australia) Download campus map
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