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Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond

Held in Association with the Humans Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW Convenor: Howard Bell Australia is entering into an exciting new age of legal and public policy growth. This newly developed course, taught by practising lawyers, human rights practitioners and policy campaigners is designed to provide comprehensive foundation knowledge of key human rights principles. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge on which students can build more detailed knowledge of... [More]
Human Rights Law: Legal and Public Policy Considerations for Australia and Beyond
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President Trump: Implications for the American Alliance

The election of Donald Trump as US President has implications not only for his country but for many others as well. Australia is locked into the US defence establishment in many ways. For example, by hosting the Pine Gap facility we make ourselves a target for anyone who wants to attack the USA. Trump is unpredictable and Australia cannot assume that things will be the same. Some will see this as a bad thing and others as good thing. This course will examine what we know so far and... [More]
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A History of Aboriginal Political Thought

This course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times incorporates non – Aboriginal people as well. Influences drawn on and rejected are discussed as well as Aboriginal analyses of history. It relies on printed and some documentary sources. SUGGESTED READING Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights: A Documentary History, Sydney, 1999 H.... [More]
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German Chancellor Merkel: The Last Defender of the EU and the West?

After 11 years in power, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel will stand for a fourth four-year term in Autumn 2017. She is widely seen as the World’s most powerful woman and even as the last defender of Europe and the trans-Atlantic alliance. In this session we will explore Angela Merkel’s life, career and her continued contribution to international politics. [More]
German Chancellor Merkel: The Last Defender of the EU and the West?
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Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Are you confused by the clashing oversimplified media and political hype on Australia and the world? Diplomacy is the implementation of foreign policy but what do diplomats actually do? This course looks at the tools available to diplomats, bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, morals versus Realpolitik, domestic pressures, the media and some major issues facing Australia. COURSE OUTLINE Definitions. What is diplomacy and how does it differ from foreign policy... Myths. Protocol.... [More]
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Europe: The New World Power or a Continent in Crisis?

Will Europe become the New World Power, taking over essential parts of America’s foreign policy role under the Trump presidency? Or is Europe just a continent in crisis? Examining in detail the recent history of Europe (from 1914 to today) and the challenges it currently faces, from ‘Brexit’, Putin and Erdogan, we ask: just what is Europe’s role and influence in the globalised 21st century? SUGGESTED READING Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War (London: Penguin, 2007); Judt, Tony,... [More]
Europe: The New World Power or a Continent in Crisis?
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The Plight of Minorities in the Middle East

The Middle East is a region of great ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity. However, the number and size of the ethnic and religious minorities is being reduced at a great pace. As well as the Christian minorities (such as Assyrians) and ethno-religious groups such as the Yezidis and the Sabean/Mandeans, smaller Ghulat (Shia) groups are also in danger of disappearing. The lecture will outline the ethno-religious diversity of Middle East and highlight those communities that are... [More]
The Plight of Minorities in the Middle East
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Russia: Latest Developments

This course will look at developments in Russia and especially how the Trump presidency is affecting Russian relations with the US and NATO countries. [More]
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Post-secular Turkey

With the arrival of the Islamist AKP party over a decade ago, the political landscape has seemingly changed forever in Turkey. The pace of change towards a more Islamic oriented public life was slower in the beginning of the AKP rule. However, under the leadership of Reccep Tayyip Erdoğan the last few years, and especially the months following the coup attempt in July, the rapid changes are slowly eroding the seemingly secular nature of the Turkish Republic. [More]
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Anthropological Perspectives on Memory

The course will introduce the students to the conceptualisation and use of Memory in the Social Sciences, both as a methodological tool and as an object of research. The Collective or Social Memory Theory represents a vast potential resource for the exploration of relations between public and private life, agency and power, embodied experience, memory and history. Special attention will be given to theoretical considerations, methodological approaches and ethnographic case studies... [More]
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