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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: The New Sultan?

Scholar Soner Cagaptay’s book The New Sultan bestows upon the President of Turkey this title. To what extent is Mr Erdoğan behaving like a Sultan? His pursuit of neo-Ottomanism and expansionism will be examined in this lecture to assess whether this title is apt. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to... [More]
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<p>Scholar Soner Cagaptay’s book <em>The New Sultan</em> bestows upon the President of Turkey this title. To what extent is Mr Erdoğan behaving like a Sultan? His pursuit of neo-Ottomanism and

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29 Jan

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Peyton Place: The Gossipy Cultural Artefact

A scandalous novel, a superb movie and a culturally significant TV soap opera. Explore the history of the text that became a byword for the power of gossip. Grace Metalious’ 1956 novel is so famous that people know what Peyton Place is without ever having read the book or seen any of its resultant spinoffs in film and television. The author was... [More]
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<p>A scandalous novel, a superb movie and a culturally significant TV soap opera. Explore the history of the text that became a byword for the power of gossip. Grace Metalious’ 1956 novel is so famous

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29 Jan

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Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942

According to Allan Gyngell: “Everything that Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.” Gyngell (AO; FAIIA) has served as an Australian diplomat, as a senior political adviser, as the founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy,... [More]
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<p>According to Allan Gyngell: “Everything that Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.” Gyngell (AO; FAIIA)

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01 Feb

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The Richness of Multilingual Australia

Australia is usually thought of a monolingual, English-speaking country. However, you will be surprised to know that the number of languages spoken nowadays in Australia by immigrant minorities and Indigenous Australian communities amounts to around 200. Our main cities, and their multicultural suburbs, reflect the richness of this multilingual... [More]
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<p>Australia is usually thought of a monolingual, English-speaking country. However, you will be surprised to know that the number of languages spoken nowadays in Australia by immigrant minorities and

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12 Feb

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Australia's Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia

Adam Lockyer asks: “How would we know a good [Australian] defence strategy if we saw one?” What would such a strategy look like, and how might we evaluate its potential effectiveness? Lockyer, a former Australian soldier, is currently an Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Macquarie University, and has published widely on issues relating to... [More]
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<p>Adam Lockyer asks: “How would we know a good [Australian] defence strategy if we saw one?” What would such a strategy look like, and how might we evaluate its potential effectiveness? Lockyer, a

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15 Feb

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Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic Toya-ko Lake area, before moving to the Echigo-Tsumari art fields in the centre of Northern Honshu. We discuss the decline of these rural areas, and the role... [More]
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<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb
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<p>With a few travel hints your experience of travelling in Japan can be enhanced immeasurably. Explore Sapporo and major art sites near the city, visit the Ainu Culture Museum and the volcanic

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16 Feb

Tadeusz Kościuszko: The Peasant Prince

Forced to flee Poland after the unhappy end of an impossible love affair, Polish noble man Tadeusz Kościuszko sought his luck as a military engineer in the American War of Independence. Returning to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1784 Kościuszko got involved in the "Defense of the Constitution", culminating in an open revolt against foreign... [More]
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<p>Forced to flee Poland after the unhappy end of an impossible love affair, Polish noble man Tadeusz Kościuszko sought his luck as a military engineer in the American War of Independence. Returning

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19 Feb

Travels on the Greek Mainland

Regional mainland Greece has so much to offer yet you’re never more than a few hours from the coast. We cover the main features of the mainland providing suggestions on where to visit, why and how. Our presenter has travelled extensively by foot, bus, rail, air and sea to many parts of Greece and brings his knowledge of the mainland as well as the... [More]
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<p>Regional mainland Greece has so much to offer yet you’re never more than a few hours from the coast. We cover the main features of the mainland providing suggestions on where to visit, why and how.

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23 Feb

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Royal Intrigues & Scandals in Enlightenment Sweden

Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was Queen of Sweden from 1751 to 1771, being the consort of King Adolf Frederick and was queen mother during the reign of King Gustav III. A strong and fascinating character, she was connected to many intrigues and scandals but also to some amazing leading Enlightenment ideas in the education of her children and in the... [More]
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<p>Louisa Ulrika of Prussia was Queen of Sweden from 1751 to 1771, being the consort of King Adolf Frederick and was queen mother during the reign of King Gustav III. A strong and fascinating

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26 Feb

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The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the enemies of the West have taken two main forms: “dragons” (state enemies such as Russia and China) and “snakes” (terrorist and guerilla organisations). David Kilcullen, an Australian author, strategist, counterinsurgency expert, and former soldier, shows how these enemies have mastered new methods of war:... [More]
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<p>Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, the enemies of the West have taken two main forms: “dragons” (state enemies such as Russia and China) and “snakes” (terrorist and guerilla organisations).

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01 Mar

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