Is Europe lagging behind Australia in opening up to Asia? What is the European perspective on the rise of China? Might Europe learn from Australia’s experience? And what is Europe’s future in the context of the EU, the Euro, the Greek crisis?
As Italian Prime Minister from April 2013 to February 2014, Dr Letta is able to provide unique insight into the current relationships between Europe and Asia. Dr Letta will share his expertise on the EU perspective on free trade agreements, the relationships between EU members and ASEAN and the relationship between Italy and Asia.
He is visiting Australia as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. He was deputy leader of the Italian Democratic Party from 2009 to 2013 and Undersecretary of State to the Prime Minister from 2006 to 2008. He also served as Minister for EU Affairs (1998-1999) and as Minister for Industry and Commerce (2000-2001). Dr Letta has been a member of the Italian parliament since 2001, excluding 2004 to 2006 when he was a member of the European parliament.
Dr Letta is the author of numerous books on international and economic affairs, focusing particularly on EU enlargement.
We would be honoured if you were able to join us for this event.
Event: Enrico Letta in conversation with Bob Carr: Europe and Asia, Business, Economics, Politics
Date: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Location: Building I, University of Technology, Sydney
Time: 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start. Concludes at 7:30 pm
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In 2014 the University of Technology, Sydney established the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) as a think tank to illuminate the Australia-China relationship.
Our work is based on a positive and optimistic view of Australia-China relations, capturing the spirit of the 2014 announcement of a Free Trade Agreement and the commitments by both countries to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.