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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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Islam in France: Between Terror and Liberalism

An analysis of the recent events in France including President Macron’s decision to contain Islamic separatism in the French society through a bill to prevent and contain the growth of an "alternative Islamist society", the beheading of the French school teacher Samuel Paty after showing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in his classroom, and... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>An analysis of the recent events in France including President Macron’s decision to contain Islamic separatism in the French society through a bill to prevent and contain the growth of an "

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31 May
$39 Limited

<p>An analysis of the recent events in France including President Macron’s decision to contain Islamic separatism in the French society through a bill to prevent and contain the growth of an "

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31 May

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations: A Brief Introduction

On August 8, 1967, now celebrated as ASEAN Day, five southeast Asian nations (Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; and Thailand) came together to sign the Bangkok Declaration. More than fifty years later, ASEAN represents a region which is rapidly becoming a new centre for the world’s political and economic activity, leading the... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>On August 8, 1967, now celebrated as ASEAN Day, five southeast Asian nations (Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; and Thailand) came together to sign the Bangkok Declaration. More than

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07 Jun

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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. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>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

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08 Jun

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The Russo-Turco-Persian Axis: Reality of Myth

Russia, Turkey and Iran, despite their many particular differences, managed to form an alliance. Or did they? How real is this partnership between these countries with competing national interest? Come and explore their convergence and divergence of interests. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>Russia, Turkey and Iran, despite their many particular differences, managed to form an alliance. Or did they? How real is this partnership between these countries with competing national interest?

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18 Jun

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: A Brief Introduction

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an inter-governmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was founded in 1989, following the success of a series of post-ministerial conferences that were launched in the 1980s by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations... [More]
$22 Limited

<p>The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an inter-governmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was founded

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28 Jun

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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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Classical Western Political Theory: Inspecting the Foundations

Western Political Theory today rests heavily on foundational contributions. We explore key themes of power, democracy, social justice, freedom, property, rights, secularisation, and stability & change as understood and expounded by some of the ‘greats’ of Western analytical political thought. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney.... [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]
$22 Limited

<p>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

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09 Apr
$22 Limited

<p>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

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09 Apr

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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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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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