European Studies Centre Dr Othon Anastasakis, Director of the ESC In 2013, the ESC inaugurated its Programme on Modern Poland (POMP), sponsored by Dr Leszek Czarnecki’s Getin Noble Bank, which will focus on the politics, economy and society of Poland. The Director of the programme is the new Governing Body Fellow Dr Mikolaj Kunicki. The ESC also inaugurated the Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship for social scientists working on Germany; Professor Rebekka Habermas is the Weizsäcker Fellow for the academic year 2013-14. The other 2013-14 ESC fellowships include Dr Ed Naylor, the Deakin Fellow on France, Dr Pēteris Zilgalvis, the EU Fellow, Dr Tryfon Bampilis, the A. G. Leventis Fellow on contemporary Greece, and Dr Francisco Torres, the Santander Fellow on the Iberian Peninsula. The ESC welcomes a new Governing Body Fellow, Dr Cathryn Costello, Fellow and Tutor in EU and Public Law. After a successful first year, the Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM) is introducing its Monday seminar series with a number of high calibre guest speakers. Other ESC on-going programmes include the Dahrendorf Programme on Freedom and Diversity, coordinated by Professor Timothy Garton Ash, EU democracy and Justice by Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Accountability and Welfare Reform in Germany and Scandinavia by Dr Paola Mattei, and South East European Studies by Dr Othon Anastasakis.
The European Studies Centre in Woodstock Road
European Studies Centre - South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)
uring 2012-2013, SEESOX engaged in a series of lectures, seminars and conferences, produced several publications and cooperated with other Universities and think tanks. Highlights included the SEESOX Annual Lecture given by the President Josipovic of Croatia during his State Visit to the UK, on the eve of his country’s entry into the EU.
President Josipovic of Croatia speaking at the SEESOX Annual Lecture during his State Visit to the UK
Latin American Centre Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó, Departmental Lecturer in Latin American Politics at the Latin American Centre
n 6 June 2013, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the Latin American Centre, where he gave an informal presentation on the current situation in Colombia to a selected group of students and the staff of the Centre. He was welcomed by the Warden of St Antony’s College, Margaret MacMillan and Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó, lecturer at the Centre.
Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, University Lecturer in the Political Economy of Latin America
lthough the Latin American Centre signed the inaugural technical cooperation agreement with CAF-Development Bank of Latin America in 2011, last academic year was truly the launch of our partnership. In October 2012 we received our first CAF-funded student, Diego Scardone, who just returned to Brazil and plans to enter politics. We also had the pleasure to host our first CAF Visiting Professor, Jorge Katz from the University of Chile. Under the support of CAF, last December we also organised the conference “The Political Economy of Social Inclusion in Latin America” in Lima. The conference received coverage in the Peruvian press and contributed to further strengthening our traditional links with Peru.
President Santos with Oxford students after his talk. From bottom left: Radoslaw Zelewski (MSc Latin American Studies, 2012), President Juan Manuel Santos, Annette Idler (DPhil Development Studies, 2012), Julián López-Murcia, Juan Gil (MSc Latin American Studies, 2012), Katherine Shattuck (MSc Latin American Studies, 2011), Amelia Jacobsen, Carolina Reyes and Leticia Ruiz
The Antonian newsletter 2013