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Conflict in the Middle East

The Middle East has been pivotal to world history for millennia. A place of empire conflict, religious conflict, and modern territorial wars, the Middle East affects everyone and draws many nations, including Australia, into its affairs. We look at conflict in the Middle East from pre-Roman times, though the Middle Ages and into the 21st century. COURSE OUTLINE Lesson 1: Introduction to the topic. After defining what we mean by the Middle East, we look at the importance of the... [More]
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Conflict in the Middle East

<p>The Middle East has been pivotal to world history for millennia. A place of empire conflict, religious conflict, and modern territorial wars, the Middle East affects everyone and draws many nations

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Revisiting the Lehman Bank Crash - How and Why It Fell

What really happened? How did the finest bank of the 19th and 20th century almost bring down the world’s economic system? WEA tutor Lanning bennet, a banker with over 20 years' experience, gives us his take on this epoc defining event. [More]
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Revisiting the Lehman Bank Crash - How and Why It Fell

What really happened? How did the finest bank of the 19th and 20th century almost bring down the world’s economic system? WEA tutor Lanning bennet, a banker with over 20 years' experience, gives us

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Venezuela - What Next?

Venezuela – potentially one of the world’s richest countries – is in economic turmoil. It is the biggest crisis in Latin America and may be President Trump’s first war. What has gone wrong? What are the wider implications of the crisis? How might the crisis play out? [More]
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Venezuela - What Next?

Venezuela – potentially one of the world’s richest countries – is in economic turmoil. It is the biggest crisis in Latin America and may be President Trump’s first war. What has gone wrong? What are

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The Pursuit of Inequality

As a nation we profess egalitarian inclinations. Yet the actual policies that we pursue in Western Industrial democracies like Australia consistently propel us further & deeper into entrenched inequalities. We scrutinize the arguments for the apparent necessity of inequality in the development of capitalism & the cogency of such claims. The ideas of several ‘new theorists’ of inequality – such as Piketty and Joel Kotkin – will be examined critically. [More]
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The Pursuit of Inequality

As a nation we profess egalitarian inclinations. Yet the actual policies that we pursue in Western Industrial democracies like Australia consistently propel us further & deeper into entrenched

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Sydney's Super Wicked Problems?

Politicians always talk about growth but when is enough ‘enough’? Why are the environmental consequences of growth rarely discussed? What ‘super wicked problems’ are developing as mega cities emerge as the new norm around the world, including Sydney? Are mega cities life support systems – air, water and food – under threat of collapse? Is it time to challenge the rise of Sydney as a mega-city in the age of the Anthropocene? COURSE OUTLINE History of the rise of cities. Epoch of the... [More]
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Sydney's Super Wicked Problems?

<p>Politicians always talk about growth but when is enough ‘enough’? Why are the environmental consequences of growth rarely discussed? What ‘super wicked problems’ are developing as mega cities

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1989: The Year That Changed The World

Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German reunification in 1991, to the end of Communism and of the Cold War. SUGGESTED READING Fukuyama, Francis, The End of History and the Last Man, (London: Penguin, 2012) Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War, (London: Penguin, 2007) Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia (Polity Press, 2016) Isaacs, Jeremy, and... [More]
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1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

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$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
1989: The Year That Changed The World

<p>Explore the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989. Suddenly everything seemed possible. Take a closer look at the broader legacy of 1989, from the German

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Aspirational Politics in Apocalyptic Times

Much is made of the importance of the proper role of ‘aspirations’ in Australian political life. In particular great significance is attributed to the situation of skilled/semi-skilled blue-collar workers being able to avail themselves of opportunities both for running their own business (“being their own boss”) & securing investment properties in order to better themselves. But in a world likely to be characterized by mass unemployment, according to the apocalyptic prediction by... [More]
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Aspirational Politics in Apocalyptic Times

Much is made of the importance of the proper role of ‘aspirations’ in Australian political life. In particular great significance is attributed to the situation of skilled/semi-skilled blue-collar

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Russia in Regional Organisations

Are you curious about how the international system really works? Would you like to know more about some of the world’s major regional organisations, but sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the acronyms? Then this introductory survey might be just the course for you! Over three weeks, we will focus on Russia, the world’s largest country, and examine how Russia participates in a number of major regional organisations that represent Russia’s west (Europe), north (Arctic; Baltic);... [More]
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Russia in Regional Organisations

<p>Are you curious about how the international system really works? Would you like to know more about some of the world’s major regional organisations, but sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the

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A Lookback at the Founding of NATO

Founded 50 years ago, we take a look at the fascinating history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and ask what is its political role today? SUGGESTED READING Lucas, Edward, The New Cold War: Putin’s Russia and the Threat to the West (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009) McFaul, Michael, From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America (Allen Lane, 2018) Sørenson, Georg, Rethinking the New World Order (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016) Thies, Wallace J., Why NATO... [More]
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A Lookback at the Founding of NATO

<p>Founded 50 years ago, we take a look at the fascinating history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and ask what is its political role today?<br/><p><br/><strong>SUGGESTED READING</

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Serial Killers: A Socio-Political Analysis

Feminist Scholars argue that serial killers are not deviant but in fact actually embody – and even reinforce – patriarchal norms of the oppression of women. Does ‘psychologizing’ serial killers miss out crucial socio-political aspects of the phenomenon and if so, what difference does it make? [More]
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Serial Killers: A Socio-Political Analysis

Feminist Scholars argue that serial killers are not deviant but in fact actually embody – and even reinforce – patriarchal norms of the oppression of women. Does ‘psychologizing’ serial killers miss

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