Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942

According to Allan Gyngell: “Everything that Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.” Gyngell (AO; FAIIA) has served as an Australian diplomat, as a senior political adviser, as the founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, and as the Director-General of Australia’s Office of National Assessments. In this course, we will briefly consider Gyngell’s career and writings, and then turn towards an examination of the structure and main arguments of Gyngell’s latest book: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Allan Gyngell – Australian diplomat and intelligence/foreign policy expert.
  • The structure of: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942.
  • The key arguments of: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of Allan Gyngell to Australia’s international security.
  2. Comprehend the structure of: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942.
  3. Appreciate the arguments of: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942.
$22 Limited

<p>According to Allan Gyngell: “Everything that Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.” Gyngell (AO; FAIIA)

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01 Feb

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