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Tips for New Voters – What Advice Would You Give?

Voting is compulsory in Australia yet there is little advice for young people or recently arrived adults going to the polling booth for the first time. What are your recollections about your early polling experiences, either in Australia or overseas? How has your approach to voting changed over the years? What would you say to a first-time voter?... [More]
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<p>Voting is compulsory in Australia yet there is little advice for young people or recently arrived adults going to the polling booth for the first time. What are your recollections about your early

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14 Oct
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Why Liberalism Failed

Patrick Deneen (b. 1964) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, where he specialises in the analysis of political theory. His fourth book, Why Liberalism Failed was published in 2018, and has been so well-received that it has been translated into ten languages. The book is a critique of political, social,... [More]
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<p>Patrick Deneen (b. 1964) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA, where he specialises in the analysis of political theory. His fourth book, <em>Why

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25 Oct

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The Chernobyl Disaster: 35 Years On

26 April 2021 was the thirty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is still considered to be the world's worst nuclear accident. It destroyed the nuclear power industry's claims to be modern, clean and safe. Mikhail Gorbachev later credited the incident with initiating the fall of the... [More]
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<p>26 April 2021 was the thirty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is still considered to be the world's worst nuclear accident. It

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01 Nov
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<p>26 April 2021 was the thirty-fifth anniversary of the catastrophic accident at the V.I. Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It is still considered to be the world's worst nuclear accident. It

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01 Nov

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The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

John Mearsheimer (b. 1947) is a leading American political scientist and international relations scholar based at the University of Chicago. His book called The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, published in 2001 and updated in 2014, has become a classic in the field for its development of a theory known as “offensive realism”. Learn why Mearsheimer... [More]
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<p>John Mearsheimer (b. 1947) is a leading American political scientist and international relations scholar based at the University of Chicago. His book called <em>The Tragedy of Great Power Politics<

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08 Nov

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Confronting Images Throughout History

Powerful and disturbing images have been prominent throughout history in the ancient, mediaeval and modern worlds. Often the carefully crafted images are associated with the savage discrimination and violence of repressive and autocratic regimes. However we also see the disturbing images appear in western liberal democracies as well. The imagery... [More]
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<p>Powerful and disturbing images have been prominent throughout history in the ancient, mediaeval and modern worlds. Often the carefully crafted images are associated with the savage discrimination

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15 Nov

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Who Wins the New Space Race?

The Chinese Mars Probe is due to land in May. It is expected to relay data back to Earth immediately. There is little doubt - given the state of geo-political play between Xi's China & the West - that such an event will provoke significant world-wide speculation. We discuss its relevance to, and impact on, global relations. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
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<p>The Chinese Mars Probe is due to land in May. It is expected to relay data back to Earth immediately. There is little doubt - given the state of geo-political play between Xi's China &amp; the West

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19 Nov

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Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World

Clive Hamilton (b. 1953) is an Australian public intellectual who has previously written about China’s influence operations in Australia. In this follow-up to Silent Invasion, Hamilton joins forces with Mareike Ohlberg, a Berlin-based researcher whose work focuses on China’s digital policies. Together, Hamilton and Ohlberg have crafted an intricate... [More]
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<p>Clive Hamilton (b. 1953) is an Australian public intellectual who has previously written about China’s influence operations in Australia. In this follow-up to <em>Silent Invasion</em>, Hamilton

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22 Nov

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The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump

We will chart the trajectory of the political career of President Donald Trump. How do we explain his unexpected rise to power, and his dramatic fall? Some see Trump as part of a wider authoritarian populist trend in contemporary democracies. If this is correct, does this mean we can expect more politicians like Trump in the future? DELIVERY MODE... [More]
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<p>We will chart the trajectory of the political career of President Donald Trump. How do we explain his unexpected rise to power, and his dramatic fall? Some see Trump as part of a wider

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29 Nov
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<p>We will chart the trajectory of the political career of President Donald Trump. How do we explain his unexpected rise to power, and his dramatic fall? Some see Trump as part of a wider

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29 Nov

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The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities

Many people in the West, and especially within the American foreign policy establishment, believe that the US should pursue a profoundly liberal foreign policy which could be described as “the pursuit of liberal hegemony”. The aim of this ambitious strategy is to turn as many countries as possible into liberal democracies, while also fostering an... [More]
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<p>Many people in the West, and especially within the American foreign policy establishment, believe that the US should pursue a profoundly liberal foreign policy which could be described as “the

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06 Dec

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Remembering 1921: 100 Years Later

1921 was dominated by the impact of World War I and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919-1920. The newly established Weimar Republic in Germany was floundering under the savage clauses of the post WWI Treaty of Versailles. The race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma shocked the world. Communist Parties were formed in several nations in the wake of the Russian... [More]

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