Nature of Event: Professor Philomena Murray: ‘Reflections on Europe’s Future: borders, beliefs and Brexit.
The European Union seems to be constantly in crisis. Its values are being contested, populists are gaining traction, and Brexit continues to cause unease. In this public lecture, Professor Philomena Murray will reflect on the crisis of the European ‘project’ and argue that Brexit is as much about nostalgia as about sovereignty. She will evaluate the debate about Europe’s borders as a site of exclusionist narratives and the externalisation of refugee policies.
Speaker: Professor Philomena Murray is an internationally recognised expert on the European Union. She holds honorary positions at Trinity College Dublin; College of Europe, Bruges and United Nations University Insititue for Comparative Regional Integration Studies. She has been awarded many EU-funded and other research grants and has extensive experience in leading international research teams across Europe, Australia and Asia. She is an expert on European crises; Brexit; EU-Australia relations; comparative regionalism; EU-Asia relations; and refugee externalisation policies in Europe and Australia. She is sought-after as a speaker and as a regular commentator in the media. She set up the first curriculum on the EU in Australia.
When: 31 Oct. 2019, 5.30 – 7.15 pm
Where: Theatre 230, Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building, The University of Melbourne Parkville
Cost: Free but bookings essential.
Bookings: Melbourne University