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Modern Revolutions in Latin America

After an overview of Latin American independence struggles, we examine the history and influence of 7 iconic revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-present), Chile (1970-73), Grenada (1979-1983), Nicaragua (1979-1990) and Venezuela (1998-present). In addressing themes like popular culture, women revolutionaries, internationalism, imperialism, neo-colonialism and indigenous societies, the course will integrate poetry, novel, music and... [More]

Religion and Politics in the Middle East

The Middle East is a region of great ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. The inability of the governments' of the region to manage the relationships between diverse religious and ethnic groups, has inevitably led to continuous conflicts. COURSE OUTLINE Course Overview, The Middle East: the ethno-religious map Christians in the Middle East, Assyrians: Identity revival, genocide and survival, Armenians: Genocide and survival, Copts: Continuous struggle for survival Islam in... [More]
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Religion and Politics in the Middle East

<p>The Middle East is a region of great ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. The inability of the governments' of the region to manage the relationships between diverse religious and ethnic

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Modern Revolutions in Latin America: Cuba

July 26th marks the 65th anniversary of the Fidel Castro-led uprising against the Batista dictatorship at the Moncada Barracks (Santiago de Cuba, 1953). A charismatic, controversial revolutionary who later led Cuba for nearly 50 years, Castro, and the Cuban Revolution itself, have had a unique impact on global politics and history. To his critics, Castro was a totalitarian despot who denied Cubans basic freedoms and pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban... [More]
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Modern Revolutions in Latin America: Cuba

<p>July 26th marks the 65th anniversary of the Fidel Castro-led uprising against the Batista dictatorship at the Moncada Barracks (Santiago de Cuba, 1953). A charismatic, controversial revolutionary

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The Alevis in Turkey

Alevis, often described as heterodox are a religious minority in Turkey. Alevis can be of both Turkish and Kurdish ethnicity. Alevism therefore cuts across ethnic boundaries. The Alevi terrain is complicated as it includes several ethnicities, religious systems, cultural subgroups and languages. Alevism is a broad umbrella. There is some tension between Sunni and Alevi communities. Sometimes this tension culminated in violent pogroms against Alevis. This lecture will survey the... [More]
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The Alevis in Turkey

Alevis, often described as heterodox are a religious minority in Turkey. Alevis can be of both Turkish and Kurdish ethnicity. Alevism therefore cuts across ethnic boundaries. The Alevi terrain is

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Eurasian Integration: Creating the New Silk Roads

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a vision for an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ which would connect China’s western provinces with Central Asia, and a ‘New Maritime Silk Road’ which would span much of Southeast Asia. In this talk, you will learn how China and Russia are facilitating the global infrastructure development program now known as the Belt Road Initiative (BRI), with cooperation from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the Eurasian Economic Union,... [More]
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Eurasian Integration: Creating the New Silk Roads

<p>In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined a vision for an overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ which would connect China’s western provinces with Central Asia, and a ‘New Maritime Silk Road’

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Australia and the Political Economy of Terror in Chile (1973-2018)

11 September 2018 marks 45 years since the US-backed military coup which overthrew the Popular Unity government and decimated its “peaceful road to socialism”. Here we review Australia’s political-economic role during the Allende period, then since the imposition of authoritarian and civilian-military neoliberalism, in 1975 and 1990 respectively. Exile-driven memorial events around the globe and mobilisations inside Chile to recall this anniversary make this both a historic and... [More]
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Australia and the Political Economy of Terror in Chile (1973-2018)

11 September 2018 marks 45 years since the US-backed military coup which overthrew the Popular Unity government and decimated its “peaceful road to socialism”. Here we review Australia’s

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Monuments Put From Pen to Paper

A critical questioning is underway about monuments and how the past is shaping the present. Through an analysis of the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City we look at the ways in which the state organises space in our everyday lives through the streets we walk, the monuments we visit, and the places where we meet. SUGGESTED READING Adam David Morton, Monuments Put from Pen to Paper, Progress in Political Economy (PPE) Adam David Morton, The Architecture of “Passive... [More]