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Re-writing the Past? Counter-Factual Debates about Crucial Events

What is the point of speculating about the past? Why even try to ‘rewind history’? Why, that is, attempt to refight battles of the past or reconstruct events? A number of eminent scholars (Richard J Evans, Niall Ferguson, Philip Tetlock, John Elster, etc, see below) have pressed the point that ‘opening up the past’ does indeed offer significant promise to enhance our understanding of key events in history; for example - After their loss at the Battle of Midway, could the Japanese... [More]
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Re-writing the Past? Counter-Factual Debates about Crucial Events

<p>What is the point of speculating about the past? Why even try to ‘rewind history’? Why, that is, attempt to refight battles of the past or reconstruct events? A number of eminent scholars (Richard

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After 'Mutti': Quo Vadis Germania?

After 18 years at the helm of the Christian Democratic Union, and following recent losses in State elections in Bavaria and Hesse, Angela Merkel decided not to recontest the party leadership at the next Federal party convention in December. The race for her succession is currently wide open and it is anybody’s guess as to who will end up as the next party chairperson next month. After the dust will have settled, we take a look at what this change is likely going to mean for the... [More]
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After 'Mutti': Quo Vadis Germania?

After 18 years at the helm of the Christian Democratic Union, and following recent losses in State elections in Bavaria and Hesse, Angela Merkel decided not to recontest the party leadership at the

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Crime Without a Name: Genocide in the 20th Century

In August 1941, Winston Churchill informed the British people in a radio broadcast that “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.” He was referring to the destruction of European Jewry, a crime which we now know as the Holocaust. In this course we examine the history of three genocides: the Holocaust, the Cambodian Genocide and the Rwandan genocide. Over three weeks, and six classes, this course will explore the ongoing legacy of these three catastrophic events primarily... [More]
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Crime Without a Name: Genocide in the 20th Century

<p>In August 1941, Winston Churchill informed the British people in a radio broadcast that “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.” He was referring to the destruction of European Jewry, a

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The Middle East: A Clash of Religions

Since ancient times the struggle for dominance between the three major religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity for control of not just the Holy Lands, but also the hearts and minds of people from Algeria to Jerusalem to Iran has led to violence and the intervention of people from other parts of the world. But it is not just about religion. Evaluate how important the role of religion is in the context of the total conflict. COURSE OUTLINE The role of religion in ancient, medieval... [More]
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The Middle East: A Clash of Religions

<p>Since ancient times the struggle for dominance between the three major religions, Judaism, Islam and Christianity for control of not just the Holy Lands, but also the hearts and minds of people

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Ukraine: Poroshenko, Putin, the Pope and the Patriarchs

Ukraine is a ‘torn country’, sitting on a civilizational fault line between western Ukraine (which is predominantly Catholic) and eastern Ukraine (which is predominantly Orthodox). After its independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine continues to be coveted by Russia, but the pro-Western government of President Petro Poroshenko leans towards the USA, the EU and NATO. Following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, and Russian incursions into the east of Ukraine, President... [More]
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Ukraine: Poroshenko, Putin, the Pope and the Patriarchs

<p>Ukraine is a ‘torn country’, sitting on a civilizational fault line between western Ukraine (which is predominantly Catholic) and eastern Ukraine (which is predominantly Orthodox). After its

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French Presidents: From De Gaulle to Macron

Explore the lives and times of eight influential French Presidents who changed history from the Second World War to today. Starting with President Charles de Gaulle, the former French General, who wrote history and became famous during the German occupation of France from 1940-1945, encouraging the French from his London exile with the statement: “France has lost a battle but not the war.” Finishing with Emmanuel Macron, who with 39-years became in 2017 the youngest-ever President... [More]
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French Presidents: From De Gaulle to Macron

<p>Explore the lives and times of eight influential French Presidents who changed history from the Second World War to today. Starting with President Charles de Gaulle, the former French General, who

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The Legacy of 1989

30 years ago the dramatic events in 1989 changed history and the world. We take a closer look at the legacy of 1989, from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the end of Communism and the Cold War in 1991. SUGGESTED READING Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War (London: Penguin, 2007); Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia (Polity Press, 2016); Isaacs, Jeremy, and Taylor Downing, Cold War (London: Abacus, 2008); Judt, Tony, Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 (London: Pimlico, 2007); Taylor,... [More]
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The Legacy of 1989

<p>30 years ago the dramatic events in 1989 changed history and the world. We take a closer look at the legacy of 1989, from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the end of Communism and the Cold War in

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History of Economic Thought

Discover the ideas of some of the great economic thinkers. The trickle-down effect, social security, the invisible hand of the market, and free trade: these are ideas that underpin our political, social, economic, and ethical framework. Trace the origins of these influential and contentious ideas and discuss them critically in the contemporary context. Read the works of thinkers such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Friedrich Hayek. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction:... [More]
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History of Economic Thought

<p>Discover the ideas of some of the great economic thinkers. The trickle-down effect, social security, the invisible hand of the market, and free trade: these are ideas that underpin our political,

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Modern Day Cambodia: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

From the rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s through to the contemporary leadership of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s modern history has been a story of political extremism, genocide and authoritarianism. Less known in this story is Norodom Sihanouk’s, role in establishing a violent and chaotic political culture in 1960s Cambodia. This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Cambodian politics to develop a basic understanding of modern Cambodian history. It will also... [More]
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Modern Day Cambodia: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

<p>From the rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s through to the contemporary leadership of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s modern history has been a story of political extremism, genocide and authoritarianism.

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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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