Archive for September, 2010

29 Aug 2010: PANEL: Melbourne Writers Festival

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

A range of staff from the Faculty of Arts featured in the program of the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival, including MEEUC Director Pascaline Winand and Deputy Director Natalie Doyle, and Greg Barton, Herb Feith Research Professor for the Study of Indonesia.

Professors Winand and Barton and Dr Doyle were panellists in the discussion with Loretta Napoleoni, the best-selling author of Terror Incorporated and Insurgent Iraq, on “Islamic Terrorism from a European Perspective“, examining the financing of terror activities and the role played by fear of islamic terrorism in contemporary European politics.

27 Aug 2010: SPEECH: by Ambassador Patrick Renault

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

On 27 August the MEEUC was honoured to host a visit to Monash Caulfield by the Ambassador of Belgium to Australia, Patrick Renault.  The Ambassador spoke to the theme “The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) 2010 : Economic Crisis, Sustainable Development, and New Members”, including a history of intra-member relationships within ASEM and the impact of these on new members such as Australia and Russia.

Ambassador Renault fielded many and varied questions from the audience, spending time after the seminar speaking with students about recent political developments in Australia and the EU, and sharing his experiences as a diplomat for an EU member state.

9 Aug 2010: SEMINAR by Pascaline Winand

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

On Monday 9 August MEEUC Director Professor Pascaline Winand joined a panel discussion on the theme “Australia Joins the Asia-Europe Meeting”, as a guest of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.   Australia’s recent joining of and future participation in ASEM was discussed by speakers including Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Dr Wilhelm Hofmeister, Assoc. Prof. Philomena Murray, Dr Bruce Wilson, and Dr Stefan Auer.

A detailed description of the event is available on AIIA Victoria’s website.

1 Aug 2010: OPEN DAY

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

A team of MEEUC academics, students and interns staffed a well-visited table at the Caulfield campus Open Day on Sunday 1 August.  Typical of the Centre’s interdisciplinary approach, the booth was shared with Jewish Studies.  The MEEUC table was very popular all day, with many future students interested in studying in and about Europe.

15 Sept 2010: SEMINAR by Jack Miles, Waleed Aly and Geoffrey Garrett

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


America and Islam

Nine Years On

A conversation with Jack Miles, Waleed Aly and Geoffrey Garrett

7.00 pm Wednesday 15 September 2010

Monash University Caulfield Campus

ACJC Bld H level 8, 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East

A free public seminar sponsored by the

United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney,

Monash Global Terrorism Research Centre

Monash Centre for Islam and the Modern World

The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC)

The Monash European and EU Centre

Monash Asia Institute

Professor Jack Miles

Pulitzer Prize winning author of GOD: A Biography and Professor at the University of California, Irvine

Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and Fellow for Religious Affairs with the Pacific Council on International Policy, Jack Miles is a writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

His book GOD: A Biography won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and has been translated into sixteen languages, including Hebrew and Chinese. A sequel to that book entitled CHRIST: A Crisis in the Life of God—published simultaneously in 2001 in the United States, Britain, Germany, and France—was reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review and led to Miles being named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002.

Waleed Aly

Waleed is an Australian academic, lawyer and Muslim community leader.  A frequent and authoritative commentator in the media on Australian Muslim affairs he is also the first Australian Muslim to work regularly as a radio talk show host (on ABC radio in Melbourne).  He is a regular commentator on ABC2 TV’s New Breakfast program and wrote for and hosted SBS TV’s Salam Cafe.

He is the author of the influential People Like Us: How Arrogance is Dividing Islam and the West (Picador, 2007). He is a lecturer at the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University, Melbourne where he is undertaking his PhD on the causal dynamics of jihadi Islamist terrorism.

Professor Geoffrey Garrett

Dr Geoffrey Garrett is founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney.  He is a frequent commentator on all aspects of US politics, economics and foreign policy in Australian media, including The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Sky TV and ABC radio and television programs.

Among the most influential political scientists of his generation, Garrett is author of Partisan Politics in the Global Economy, editor of The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy. Garrett has held academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

911 Audience by Greg Barton Geoff Jack and Waleed by Greg Barton

4 OCT 2010: SEMINAR by Ambassador Andrzej Jaroszyński

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Final Flyer-Polish Ambassador presentation-4 Oct. 2010_img_0

The Monash European and EU Centre

invites you to a seminar entitled

“Between Russia and Europe:

A view from Poland”


His Excellency
Andrzej Jaroszyński
Ambassador of Poland to Australia

Final Flyer-Polish Ambassador presentation-4 Oct. 2010_img_1

Monday, 4th October, 6pm

Monash University, Caulfield Campus

Lecture Theatre H238, Level 2, Building H

900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East

RSVP to: by 4pm on Friday 1st Oct

Seminar organized in conjunction with:

Embassy of Poland to Australia
Monash Asia Institute
Political and Social Inquiry
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Australian Polish Community Services
Polish Community Council, Victoria

10 Sept 2010: SEMINAR by Peter Dreher

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Flyer - Peter Dreher presentation

7 Sept 2010: SEMINAR by Jan Zielonka

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Flyer-Jan Zielonka presentation 7Sept10

29 Sept 2010: SEMINAR by Richard Higgott

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Pascaline and Richard Higgott

Flyer -RHiggot presentation 29 Sept 10

31 May 2010: SEMINAR by Marin Dikanovic

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Flyer-Marin Dikanovic presentation