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April 2017 - Scene@CMM

We are delighted to bring out the inaugural issue of the Newsletter, Scene@CMM. The Newsletter is to connect the partners of the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multilateralism and Multiculturalism (JMN-CMM) to the students, staff and faculty, and the research and policy communities in Southeast Asia and Europe.

Download the full version of the Scene@CMM – April 2017 issue here

 
 
Director’s Message
We are delighted to bring out the inaugural issue of the Newsletter, Scene@CMM. The Newsletter is to connect the partners of the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multilateralism and Multiculturalism (JMN-CMM) to the students, staff and faculty, and the research and policy communities in Southeast Asia and Europe.
 
The JMN-CMM network comprises the EU Centre in Singapore (which in itself is a partnership of the National University of Singapore, the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Singapore Management University), Universitas Indonesia, the University of Malaya and Maastricht University.
 
The CMM network through its conferences, summer programmes and publications hope to inform debates and generate inter-regional dialogues on how to strengthen multilateralism as an organising principle in regional and international institutions and examine the challenges to multiculturalism in the context of culturally diverse European and Southeast Asian societies.
 
 
 
– Message from Academic Coordinator, JMN-CMM
Dr Yeo Lay Hwee (Director, EU Centre)
 
 



Upcoming Events
 
9th of May, Europe Day
Europe Day, held on the 9th of May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical declaration made by Robert Schuman, then French foreign minister in his speech in Paris in 1950. His speech called for the elimination of age old opposition of France and Germany, and the creation of an institution, the European Coal and Steel Community, that would pool and manage coal and steel production, and with a new form of political cooperation that would make war unthinkable. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union (EU).

*Win a pair of tickets to European Film Festival*
*or Be invited for Tea and Dialogue Session with the EU Ambassador*
EU Centre Social Media Contest in conjunction with Europe Day 2017!

To participate:

1. Follow us on Social Media
(@eucentresg on Facebook or Instagram)

2. Share this opportunity with 3 of your friends
(Tag 3 friends under the comment of our Facebook Post or Instagram Post)

3. Post a photo together with one burning question you would like to ask about the EU
(Post the photo on your Facebook or Instagram with the question as the caption, remember to tag us @eucentresg and include hashtag #EUCEuropeDay)

* make sure your Facebook/Instagram post is set to Public

Click here to view Sample Post!

Click here to view more upcoming events
 



Scholarship Application
 
AEI-ASEM Summer School 2017The EU Centre together with its partners in the Jean Monnet Network on Challenges to Multiculturalism and Multilateralism (JMN-CMM) are supporting the 2017 AEI-ASEM Summer School on “Cultural Pluralism in Asia and Europe” (from 24 July to 11 August).
Five + Seven Scholarship Grants Available for the Summer School!The EU Centre is providing 5 grants for matriculated students from three Singaporean universities (NUS, NTU, SMU), and 7 grants for matriculated students from Southeast Asian and European universities. Each Grant will cover the USD1000 fees for the Summer School plus a €300 travel subsidy. The USD1000 fees will cover course materials, accommodation, meals and cultural trips and activities in Malaysia and Belgium.
Click here for more information
 



Articles
 

Trade Facilitation Agreement and its
Implications for Multilateralism
By Ji Xianbai, Associate Fellow
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Global Displacement Crisis: the Refugee Crisis and the EU’s response
By Julia Gour, Research Associate
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Multiculturalism: from Myth to Reality or the Opposite?
By Azirah Hashim and Yee Chee LeongThe Asia-Europe Institute (AEI) at the University of Malaya, a partner of our Jean Monnet Network, is offering a brand new elective course on “Multiculturalism in Asia and Europe”. This elective is offered as part of AEI’s International Masters in European Regional Integration and International Masters in ASEAN Studies. The new module aims to equip students with a sound knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding the concept of multiculturalism in Asia and Europe.
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Past Events
 
29 March and 30 March 2017
The EU Centre organised two public lectures by Mr Jonas Condomines (former Head of the Asia, Australia & New Zealand Unit of the European Parliament), one was co-organised with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs on the upcoming elections in Europe. In this lecture, Mr Condomines stressed that populism is unlikely to destabilise Europe as Emmanuel Macron is likely to win the French elections and the incumbent ruling coalition in Germany would probably also continue its rein. The second talk was a comparative analysis of nationalism and populism. Mr Condomines expressed concerns in particular over the rise of nationalism and the politics of fear fuelled by pitching “us versus them”.
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