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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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Charles Krauthammer and The Unipolar Moment: The USA as the World's Sole Superpower

Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) was an American political commentator who wrote one of the most influential articles of the late Cold War period, called ‘The Unipolar Moment’. In this article, published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Krauthammer argued that the world no longer had two dominant poles (the USA and the USSR), but... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) was an American political commentator who wrote one of the most influential articles of the late Cold War period, called ‘The Unipolar Moment’. In this article,

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09 Aug

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The Spartan Mirage & Greek Ultra-Nationalism (1936-2020)

The fantasy of ancient Sparta has been appropriated by a number of ultra-right movements and politicians over the past century. They include Hitler's Nazis and as well as recent neo-Nazis. We examine this phenomenon in Greece in the 1930s, 1960s and over the past three decades culminating in Golden Dawn sending democratically elected Deputies to... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>The fantasy of ancient Sparta has been appropriated by a number of ultra-right movements and politicians over the past century. They include Hitler's Nazis and as well as recent neo-Nazis. We

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14 Aug

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Douglas Murray and The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

Douglas Murray (b. 1979) is a British author, columnist, and conservative political commentator, who is currently the associate editor of the world’s oldest weekly magazine, The Spectator. Murray’s book called ‘The Strange Death of Europe’, published in 2017, has been described as “a highly personal account of a continent and a culture caught in... [More]
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<p>Douglas Murray (b. 1979) is a British author, columnist, and conservative political commentator, who is currently the associate editor of the world’s oldest weekly magazine, The Spectator. Murray’

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23 Aug

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Great Speeches and Why They Move Us

This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political leaders. DELIVERY MODE Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously) COURSE OUTLINE Shakespeare shakes the room: Explore some of the stirring speeches from the... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political

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24 Aug
$110 Limited / $99

<p>This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political

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24 Aug

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Lebanon: From the Paris of the Middle East to the Cot-Case of the Middle East

Lebanon sits at the crossroads of history. In the midst of ancient, medieval and modern conquerors, it has become a melting pot of peoples and politics. Once the home of the Phoenicians, it has been part of the Persian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Ottoman and French Empires. Today it is a split nation, with competing Islamic and... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Lebanon sits at the crossroads of history. In the midst of ancient, medieval and modern conquerors, it has become a melting pot of peoples and politics. Once the home of the Phoenicians, it has

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25 Aug
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Lebanon sits at the crossroads of history. In the midst of ancient, medieval and modern conquerors, it has become a melting pot of peoples and politics. Once the home of the Phoenicians, it has

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25 Aug

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Ivan Krastev and The Light That Failed: The Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Ivan Krastev (b. 1965) is a prominent Bulgarian political scientist, a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the author or co-author of eight books. In ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning’, Krastev and his co-author Stephen Holmes trace the troubling regress of liberal democracy in several of the former Eastern... [More]
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<p>Ivan Krastev (b. 1965) is a prominent Bulgarian political scientist, a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the author or co-author of eight books. In ‘The Light

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06 Sep

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Aspects of Social Discourse in Light of the Trump Experience

Consider the ways in which the information we need to build up a healthy society can be influenced, and even distorted by various factors including our own bias, implicit or conscious. We consider past examples as well as some of the egregious cases of recent times. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE What do we want from our societies?... [More]

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