Australian Department of Foreign Affairs at ASC

Last Friday 9 March we received the visit of Cathy Raper, Head of Europe and Latin America Engagement at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia.

Date: 03/09/2018

On her first visit to Uruguay, Cathy explored current activities between Australia and Uruguay through her several meetings with the national government, the industry and the Australia-Uruguay Chamber of Commerce. The Australian Studies Centre (ASC) presented its activities and future projects and a strong liaison was formed for future collaboration between the Australian Government and the ASC.

Peter Rennert from the Australian Embassy and Amanda Panayotou from COALAR joined Cathy on her agenda. Both the Executive and Research team shared their experiences and projects with the ASC.

We thanks their visit and the opportunity to strengthen our ties!

  

ASC’s main objectives

ASC’s main objectives

  • To organize conferences, seminars and roundtables about Australian current issues and their relationship with the region.

  • To promote overseas study and student exchange programs.

  • To promote academic cooperation with Australian universities, in particular faculty exchange programs and activities in support of the Uruguayan postgraduate system.

  • To develop courses on Australian history, politics, international relations, economics, business, society, education, culture, literature, sustainability and environmental topics.

  • To develop comparative research projects between Australia and the region.

On Friday 9 March 2018 we received the visit of Cathy Raper, Head of Europe and Latin America Engagement at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia.

Dr Francisco Rosas, one of ASC research colleagues, was invited to AARES Annual Conference to present his paper on “The effect of irrigation on income volatility reduction: A prospect theory approach”.

In December 2017 the ASC received the visit of Ms Natalie Collard, Board Member of COALAR, the Council for Australian and Latin-American Relations.

We thank Ambassador Noel Campbell for his permament support to the ASC and share his interview on the role of The Australian Studies Centre after his visit to Montevideo to participate on the 2nd ASC Board Meeting.