Reflections on Europe’s Future: Borders, Beliefs and Brexit
Free Public Lecture
Theatre 230, Level 2
Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry Street
T: 8344 0472
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 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.
Professor Philomena Murray, The University of Melbourne
Professor Philomena Murray
The University of Melbourne
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 EUfunded 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; EUAustralia relations; comparative regionalism; EUAsia relations; and refugee externalisation policies in Europe and Australia. She is soughtafter as a speaker and as a regular commentator in the media. She set up the first curriculum on the EU in Australia.