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Fellow of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

Richard Pomfret has been appointed an external Fellow of the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw for 2019-21 
CASE has been ranked the number one think tank in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the Global Think Tank Report of the University of Pennsylvania   (April 2019, p. 94).

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Launch - World in a Box -Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

World In a Box Video Launch 2

On 22 October IIT staff and students and Centre of Excellence Director Richard Pomfret participated in the launch of World in a Box by by Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment, Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham at the University of Adelaide.  The short film commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first international container ship in Australian ports.  The Minister was welcomed by Executive Dean of the Faculty of Professions, Professor John Williams.  The audience contained DFAT officials and representatives from Australian ports and exporters as well as from Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping line.

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The Second Adelaide-Bologna Dialogue on Australia-EU Relations

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Hosted by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, on 13 September 2019. Participants investigated why the time is opportune by examining the evolution of EU and Australian trade policies and situating this evolution in the twenty-first century world trading system. Background papers were presented by Philomena Murray (University of Melbourne), Lucian Cernat (EU Chief Trade Economist), Richard Pomfret (Director, CoE) and Michael Plummer (Director, The Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Bologna).  

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Australia - Europe Economic Relations Dialogue

Annual Conference on EU-Australian relations. Held at John Hopkins University Bolgona 1st October 2018 and at University of Adelaide 13 September 2019

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Economic Development, Trade and Value Chains - Tashkent

R Pomfret Tashkent

On 18-21 June 2019, Richard Pomfret gave an intensive seminar to PhD students in Tashkent on Economic Development, Trade and Value Chains, focusing on potential for future trade between Central Asia and the EU. 

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Asia-EU Trade Workshop and Roundtable

Florence Workshop Roundtable Discussion.1

On 31 May and 1 June 2019, both Prof Richard Pomfret Jean Monnet Chair in the Economics of European Integration and Prof Peter Draper Executive Director for Institute for International Trade participated in a Workshop and Round Table discussion on Asia-EU Trade at the European University Institute in FlorenceItaly.  

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Official Opening of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in International Trade & Global Affairs

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Guest speaker Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, gave an address on Australia’s relations with the EU and current trade policy challenges.

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