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Understanding the Significance of NATO’s Eastward Expansion

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was established on April 4, 1949, with twelve founding members. By 1982, it had added four more members in Western Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, NATO gradually entered a new period of eastward expansion, incorporating many countries which used to make up the socialist Eastern Bloc. The tiny nation of Montenegro, with a population of fewer than a million people, and with only 1,950 active military personnel, became the... [More]
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Understanding the Significance of NATO’s Eastward Expansion

<p>The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was established on April 4, 1949, with twelve founding members. By 1982, it had added four more members in Western Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet

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Labour in Vain: Does the Party have a Future?

We discuss the future of work in Australia; demographic changes, issues of solidifying inequalities; and the prospects of one, two, three – or more ! - terms of a Coalition government changing the ideological make-up of Australia. What are the prospects now - & in 10-15 years- for serious structural economic reform? And what part, if any, could be played by a Labor Government? [More]
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Labour in Vain: Does the Party have a Future?

We discuss the future of work in Australia; demographic changes, issues of solidifying inequalities; and the prospects of one, two, three – or more ! - terms of a Coalition government changing the

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Yes We Can: The Legacy of President Obama

The 44th President of the US was also the first African – American President. Obama’s relative youth, his inspiring hope for change and his often-soaring rhetoric, led to comparisons with President John F. Kennedy. SUGGESTED READING Obama, Barack, Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan to Renew America’s Promise, Three Rivers Press, 2008 Obama, Barack & Michelle, Farewell Speeches, Melville House Publishing, 2017 Obama, Michelle, Becoming, Viking, 2018 [More]
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Yes We Can: The Legacy of President Obama

<p>The 44th President of the US was also the first African – American President. Obama’s relative youth, his inspiring hope for change and his often-soaring rhetoric, led to comparisons with President

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Closing the Gap? A look at Indigenous Youth Suicide, Policy and Strategy

The glaring failure to ‘Close the Gap’ in relation to Indigenous disadvantage across a range of critical issues cries out, literally, for urgent redress. What can policy-oriented social sciences, like Sociology, offer in relation to crucial, apparently intractable issues of Indigenous inequality and structural disadvantage? How can concepts like ‘Invasion’ & ‘Cultural Genocide’ contribute to informed analysis & practical policy making? In this session one particular issue – the... [More]
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Closing the Gap? A look at Indigenous Youth Suicide, Policy and Strategy

The glaring failure to ‘Close the Gap’ in relation to Indigenous disadvantage across a range of critical issues cries out, literally, for urgent redress. What can policy-oriented social sciences, like

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The Russian Orthodox Church - Before, During and After Communism

The Orthodox Church in Russia traces its origins to the decision of Prince Vladimir of Kiev to adopt the Eastern Orthodox faith as his new state religion in 988 AD. Over more than a thousand years, the Russian Orthodox Church has helped to forge a distinctive Russian national identity, especially during persecution from external or internal enemies. In this course, we will learn how the Church has either endured or enjoyed its relationship with the state, under the various forms of... [More]
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The Russian Orthodox Church - Before, During and After Communism

<p>The Orthodox Church in Russia traces its origins to the decision of Prince Vladimir of Kiev to adopt the Eastern Orthodox faith as his new state religion in 988 AD. Over more than a thousand years

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Australia in the New Era of Asian Giants

There was little attention to foreign policy in the May 2019 general election. But there are some major challenges for Australian foreign policy which require attention. This presentation will deal with the implications for Australia of the new era of major Asian powers: China, India and Indonesia. [More]
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Australia in the New Era of Asian Giants

There was little attention to foreign policy in the May 2019 general election. But there are some major challenges for Australian foreign policy which require attention. This presentation will deal

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Anarchism - A History

The long and complex history of the movement against all authority tells us much about ourselves and our way of being today. We examine the struggles to create a system of government which emphasises the creative individual in communion with others; the joy and demands of collective action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the bloody failures and the continuation of hope through close analysis of the writings of anarchists and their biographers. SUGGESTED READING Anarchy... [More]
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Anarchism - A History

<p>The long and complex history of the movement against all authority tells us much about ourselves and our way of being today. We examine the struggles to create a system of government which

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Understanding the US Political System

The US forefathers designed an odd political system, taking what they saw as the best parts of the European republiques and the British Westminster system to create their own hybrid. But did they end up with a good solution? We will look at how it works and why it often doesn’t. [More]
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Understanding the US Political System

The US forefathers designed an odd political system, taking what they saw as the best parts of the European republiques and the British Westminster system to create their own hybrid. But did they end

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From Catherine de Medici to Mary Quant: A Historical Overview of Fashion Identity and Politics

A six week course on Fashion, focusing on the expression of social, cultural and individual identity, and the place of politics in relation to it, as very strong influences which shape the phenomenon. Through a historic survey of the subject, it will aim to build a perspective on how the contemporary condition of Fashion developed. COURSE OUTLINE On Identity – An introduction on what individual and social identity is and how it finds its place in our everyday lives, also putting an... [More]
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From Catherine de Medici to Mary Quant: A Historical Overview of Fashion Identity and Politics

<p>A six week course on Fashion, focusing on the expression of social, cultural and individual identity, and the place of politics in relation to it, as very strong influences which shape the

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The United Nations: A Brief Introduction

The United Nations, founded in 1945, is still the preeminent international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the UN, from the creation of its precursor organisation (the League of Nations) until today. We will then consider the various ways in which the UN seeks to fulfil the four purposes outlined in its Charter: “to maintain international peace and security”; “to develop friendly relations among nations”; “to achieve... [More]
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The United Nations: A Brief Introduction

<p>The United Nations, founded in 1945, is still the preeminent international institution. In this brief introduction, we will begin with a survey of the history of the UN, from the creation of its

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