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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 Arab-Israeli Conflict - War, Peace and Uprising

In the late 60s the conflict started shifting from a Jewish-Arab to an Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since then words like occupation and settlements, hijacking and suicide bombing took centre stage along side brave attempts for peace and reconciliation. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>In the late 60s the conflict started shifting from a Jewish-Arab to an Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since then words like occupation and settlements, hijacking and suicide bombing took centre

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09 Aug

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Boris Yeltsin - The Decade That Shook Russia and The World

Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), along with various non-Russian nationalist leaders, was instrumental in the break-up and dissolution of the Soviet Union. He then served as the first president of the Russian Federation from 1991-1999. During this time, Yeltsin transformed Russia’s state socialist economy into a capitalist market economy, but his... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), along with various non-Russian nationalist leaders, was instrumental in the break-up and dissolution of the Soviet Union. He then served as the first president of the

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17 Aug

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Past Climate Changes and the Lessons They Teach

Our climate is changing, with human influences the main, but not the only driver. We also know that climate has changed in the past, before any significant human involvement. The best example is the Ice Age cycle, which has dominated our planet for the past 2 million years. Can we explain this phenomenon, including the important fact that changes... [More]
$15 Limited

Our climate is changing, with human influences the main, but not the only driver. We also know that climate has changed in the past, before any significant human involvement. The best example is the

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18 Aug

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Ghost States of the Former USSR

The collapse of the former Soviet Union on December 25, 1991 has been described by Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth century. One important component of that catastrophe relates to unresolved ethnic, religious and territorial conflicts that have manifested themselves... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The collapse of the former Soviet Union on December 25, 1991 has been described by Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, as the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the twentieth

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31 Aug

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The Case for a Human Rights Act in Australia

Australia is the only western democracy that does not have a bill of rights or statutory equivalent. Hear the case in favour of a human rights act for Australia and explore some of the features that should be included. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable... [More]
$22 Limited

Australia is the only western democracy that does not have a bill of rights or statutory equivalent. Hear the case in favour of a human rights act for Australia and explore some of the features that

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07 Sep

Europe: The New World Power or a Continent in Crisis?

Will Europe become the New World Power, taking over essential parts of America’s foreign policy role under the Trump presidency? Or is Europe just a continent in crisis? Examining in detail the recent history of Europe (from 1914 to today) and the challenges it currently faces, from ‘Brexit’, Putin and Erdogan, we ask: just what is Europe’s role... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Will Europe become the New World Power, taking over essential parts of America’s foreign policy role under the Trump presidency? Or is Europe just a continent in crisis? Examining in detail the

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10 Sep

Belarus under Lukashenko - The Last European Dictatorship?

Aleksandr Lukashenko (b. 1954) has been the President of Belarus for more than 25 years, having served in that position since it was created on July 20, 1994. Under Lukashenko, Belarus has preserved much of the country’s Soviet-era symbolism and has been sanctioned for human rights violations. Lukashenko’s critics have described him as 'Europe’s... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Aleksandr Lukashenko (b. 1954) has been the President of Belarus for more than 25 years, having served in that position since it was created on July 20, 1994. Under Lukashenko, Belarus has

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14 Sep

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Orbán's Hungary - The Most Illiberal Democracy in the EU

Hungary began its transition to democracy when it held its first free parliamentary elections in May 1990. Viktor Orbán served his first term as Prime Minister from 1998-2002, and then Hungary was welcomed into the European Union in 2004. However, especially since Orbán began his second term as PM in 2010, the Fidesz political party has moved away... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Hungary began its transition to democracy when it held its first free parliamentary elections in May 1990. Viktor Orbán served his first term as Prime Minister from 1998-2002, and then Hungary was

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28 Sep

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Democracy Matters: Can You Go to Jail for Protesting in Australia? Winding Back Our Democratic Rights

Protest laws have been changing in Australian states and territories in recent years. What are the grounds for these changes? And what are the implications for free speech in Australia? We will explore where the ‘protestors as scourge’ argument came from and also consider the student climate change rallies. DELIVERY MODE This class will be... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Protest laws have been changing in Australian states and territories in recent years. What are the grounds for these changes? And what are the implications for free speech in Australia? We will

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24 Jul

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Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond

Held in Association with the Humans Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW Convenor: Howard Bell Australia is entering into an exciting new age of legal and public policy growth. This newly developed course, taught by practising lawyers, human rights practitioners and policy campaigners is designed to provide comprehensive foundation knowledge... [More]

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