European Labour Law in Times of Crisis: Lessons from Greece
Venue: The Ithacan Philanthropic Society’ at 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne (click for map).
by Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law at King’s College London.
Date: 7pm Thursday 2nd May, 2013
Entrance: Free Public Lecture
This lecture will address the austerity measures introduced in Greece following the intervention of the ‘Troika’.
Professor Ewing will examine some of the changes introduced in the light of the financial crisis and consider their legality in the light of the obligations of the Greek government under the Greek Constitution, and the European Convention on Human Rights. He will also comment on the legality of the conduct of the EU institutions and the compatibility of their conduct with the EU Treaty.
Keith Ewing is Professor of Public Law at King’s College London. Before then he worked at the universities of Edinburgh (1978–83) and Cambridge (1983–89) and has also held visiting positions at various institutions overseas, including the universities of Sydney and Queensland. He is the President of the Institute of Employment Rights (a trade union funded think tank), and Vice President of the International Centre of Trade Union Rights.
Addressing The Lemnos Heritage of Gallipoli and the Forgotten Foundations of Anzac, 1915-1918
Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street (click for map).
by Dr John Yiannakis.
Date: Thursday 25 April 2013, 7pm
Entrance: Free Public Lecture
Despite the island of Lemnos being just 100 kilometres from the Gallipoli peninsula and having played a crucial role in the eight month Dardanelles campaign, the island is virtually unknown to most Australians.
While much has been written about Gallipoli, Lemnos is not included in this discourse having been marginalised over time.
As the Gallipoli centenary approaches, a research project seeking to demonstrate the importance of Lemnos to the entire venture and to contribute to the island’s (re)inclusion in the conceptualisation of the Anzac campaign at Gallipoli is proposed.
What social, political, economic and technological effect did the arrival of 20th century technologies have on the people and structures of a remote Greek island that still functioned as an 18th century rural subsistence community?
What sorts of relationships developed between the locals and the foreigners, notably the Anzacs?
Did the Australian presence disrupt Lemnian society?
Dr John Yiannakis was born and educated in Perth. For many years he lectured in Modern and Ancient History at Tuart College where, from 1998 to 2001, he was Head of the Social Sciences Department. More recently, Dr Yiannakis has worked as a Research Fellow at Curtin and Murdoch Universities. He is currently working on a funding proposal to investigate Lemnos as a counterworld to Gallipoli during the Anzac campaign of 1915.
2013 Greek History and Culture Seminars
The free seminars aim to provide an opportunity for members and friends of the Greek Community to delve into the long and fascinating history of Greece and Greek Culture, aspects of which have formed the foundation of Western Civilization.