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Politics & Society

Want to really understand what is going on in the world? Join us to analyse and debate both contemporary and historical political events, in a friendly and stimulating environment, ably supported by our highly knowledgeable tutors.

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The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE): A Brief Introduction

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE) is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Now headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the OCSE has its origins in the 1973 Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe held in Helsinki, Finland. In 2019, the OCSE has 57 participating countries as members,... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE) is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Now headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the OCSE has its

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03 Feb

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Modern Revolutions in Latin America

After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-present), Chile (1970-73), Grenada (1979-1983), Nicaragua (1979-1990) and Venezuela (1998-present). In addressing themes like popular culture, women... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-

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04 Feb

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The Rise of ISIS

ISIS, ISAL or DAESH are all names we recognise as the name of the movement of fundamentalist Muslims who stormed into power in the Middle East and created much chaos and destruction until their eventual battlefield defeat in 2019. But they have not disappeared. Why did they arise, what did they want to achieve and how successful were they? Do they... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>ISIS, ISAL or DAESH are all names we recognise as the name of the movement of fundamentalist Muslims who stormed into power in the Middle East and created much chaos and destruction until their

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05 Feb

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Democracy Matters: The Strengths of Australian Democracy

Democratic processes in Australia are unique in many ways. We consider the strengths of our system and the impact they have on social coherence. This conversation will start with the democratic web that connects the Australian Constitution, state and national electoral commissions and having three levels of government. And what is the role of... [More]
$22 Limited

Democratic processes in Australia are unique in many ways. We consider the strengths of our system and the impact they have on social coherence. This conversation will start with the democratic web

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07 Feb

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Celebrity Politics... The Next Big Thing?

The 2016 election of Donald Trump as US President has been described as the first ‘Celebrity Election’ in the West. More recently the trend continues. In the Ukraine celebrity comedian Volodymyr Zelensky became President and a former Ukrainian rock-star(sic), Svyasoslav Varachuk, has entered parliament there. Boris Johnson has been described, even... [More]
$22 Limited

The 2016 election of Donald Trump as US President has been described as the first ‘Celebrity Election’ in the West. More recently the trend continues. In the Ukraine celebrity comedian Volodymyr

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10 Feb

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Shaping Environmental Sustainability on Planet Earth

An introduction to contemporary environmental science, climate change, and sustainability; looking at the local and global policy framework, as well as key legal concepts. We also look at planning, establishing and implementing sustainability campaigns. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to environmental science, climate change and sustainability... [More]
$153 Limited / $138

<p>An introduction to contemporary environmental science, climate change, and sustainability; looking at the local and global policy framework, as well as key legal concepts. We also look at planning,

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12 Feb

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The Visegrád Group: A Brief Introduction

The Visegrád Group, named after the Hungarian castle-town of Visegrád, traces its origins to a summit meeting of leaders from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland held on February 15, 1991. Since the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Visegrad Group now has four members (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland), and so it is... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The Visegrád Group, named after the Hungarian castle-town of Visegrád, traces its origins to a summit meeting of leaders from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland held on February 15, 1991. Since

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17 Feb

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Democracy Matters: Behind the Scenes on Election Day

What are the checks and balances that keep our elections fair and independent? How does the Australian Electoral Commission manage the greatest peacetime logistical operation each federal election? Who are the people manning the polling booths on election day and what happens to your vote after the polls close at 6 pm?... [More]
$22 Limited

What are the checks and balances that keep our elections fair and independent? How does the Australian Electoral Commission manage the greatest peacetime logistical operation each federal election?

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21 Feb

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The Great Barrier Reef and the Battles to Save It

Today the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis from climate change. Earlier in the 1960s it was threatened by oil drilling. Learn about the battles not only to save the Great Barrier Reef but the world’s oceans. Why are our oceans in such a serious shape? Why do many fear their collapse?... [More]
$22 Limited

Today the Great Barrier Reef is in crisis from climate change. Earlier in the 1960s it was threatened by oil drilling. Learn about the battles not only to save the Great Barrier Reef but the world’s

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24 Feb

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Why Nations Break Apart: Could it Happen in Australia?

Separatism is a growing threat to the concept of the nation-state, which has organised and shaped human society for centuries. From Great Britain and Spain, through Asia and Africa to Australia and New Zealand, ethnic, linguistic and religious groups continue to demand political autonomy. This course begins with a study of separatist movements in... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Separatism is a growing threat to the concept of the nation-state, which has organised and shaped human society for centuries. From Great Britain and Spain, through Asia and Africa to Australia

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28 Feb
Please note this course starts on Feb 28. It was originally advertised to start on Feb 7.

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