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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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What Have We Learned from the Pandemic of 2020?

The ethical, moral, economic and social consequences of the 2020 global pandemic have been monumental. We were confronted with many stark images of death and suffering across the world as the contagion spread early in 2020. As the world and Australia moves towards recovery in 2021 we need to take heed of valuable lessons for the future regarding... [More]
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<p>The ethical, moral, economic and social consequences of the 2020 global pandemic have been monumental. We were confronted with many stark images of death and suffering across the world as the

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21 Jul

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

One of the longest existing conflicts of our era: we look at the roots of the conflict and trace the events and developments along the years that have led to the current reality. We also take a sneak peek at the future and examine potential solutions. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they... [More]

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Living Through A Planetary Crisis: Exploring Possible Futures

Concerns about the damaging impact of industrial civilisation on our planet goes back many centuries. However, the accelerating rate of climate change and environmental destruction suggests that we are entering a new phase. Human and much other life on the planet is at serious risk. We explore recent thought about what may happen from authors such... [More]

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Biden’s First 100 Days

A President's first 100 days in office is iconic in American politics. Biden's achievements and goals in this period will influence how his Presidency will be judged and remembered. After Biden was sworn in as President on 20 January 2021, he moved quickly to put his stamp on the government, issuing 17 Executive Orders on his first day. We will... [More]

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The Eton Tie: One School, 20 Prime Ministers

Sir Robert Walpole (1721-1742 )was the first of the Eton graduates to serve as Prime Minister, while Boris Johnson elected in 2019 is the 20th Eton graduate to become PM. Others have included the Duke of Wellington (1828-1830, 1834), William Gladstone (1868-74, 1880-1886) and Antony Eden (1955-1957). It is an extraordinary record for any school... [More]

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Merchants of Death: International Arms Trade 2021

Various arms limitation agreements in the 20th c failed to halt the lucrative international arms trade. Each year there are massive arms trade exhibitions across the world where ex politicians, including Tony Blair, have acted as lobbyists for both governments and commercial arms dealing companies. Cruise missiles, state of the art drone technology... [More]
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<p>Various arms limitation agreements in the 20th c failed to halt the lucrative international arms trade. Each year there are massive arms trade exhibitions across the world where ex politicians,

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03 May

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We Need To Talk About Putin: How The West Gets Him Wrong

Vladimir Putin first became President of the Russian Federation in 2000, but Mark Galeotti believes that many in the West still fail to understand the man behind the myth. Galeotti, a British expert on Russian security affairs and transnational crime, has sought to address and dispel many of the misperceptions of Putin, and shows us how to... [More]

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Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia

In 2008, Clive Hamilton was bewildered to see a pro-Tibet protest in Canberra overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students, with no response from Australian authorities. In 2016, the revelation that wealthy Chinese businessmen with links to the Chinese Communist Party had become major political donors in Australia prompted Hamilton to write a... [More]
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<p>In 2008, Clive Hamilton was bewildered to see a pro-Tibet protest in Canberra overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students, with no response from Australian authorities. In 2016, the revelation

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10 May

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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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Xi Jinping: The Backlash

Xi Jinping became General-Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in late 2012, and also took up the role of President in early 2013. Xi has radically transformed his country, but his aggressive approach has provoked a backlash, both internally and externally. McGregor, an Australian journalist and author, has sought to show how Xi’s political... [More]

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