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Politics and Society

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Climate Change, Climate Variability, and Two Summers from Hell

Australia is known as a land of droughts and flooding rains, a cycle largely driven by the “ocean modes” ENSO (El Nino/La Nina and the Southern Oscillation), and the recently identified Indian Ocean Dipole. These are examples of Climate Variability, and are the key drivers of our seasonal climate. However, Climate Change is driving both to more... [More]
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<p>Australia is known as a land of droughts and flooding rains, a cycle largely driven by the “ocean modes” ENSO (El Nino/La Nina and the Southern Oscillation), and the recently identified Indian

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17 Aug

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Lukianoff & Haidt: The Coddling of the American Mind

Greg Lukianoff (a First Amendment expert) and Jonathan Haidt (a world-famous social psychologist) are the co-authors of the 2018 book called ‘The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure’. They show how several of the new problems on American college campuses, such as threats to free... [More]
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<p>Greg Lukianoff (a First Amendment expert) and Jonathan Haidt (a world-famous social psychologist) are the co-authors of the 2018 book called ‘The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions

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15 Aug
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<p>Greg Lukianoff (a First Amendment expert) and Jonathan Haidt (a world-famous social psychologist) are the co-authors of the 2018 book called ‘The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions

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17 Aug

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Helen Joyce: Trans - When Ideology Meets Reality

Helen Joyce, an Irish journalist who is currently the executive editor for events business at The Economist, is the author of the 2022 book called Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality. More than just a matter of Twitter storms and contentious pronoun choices, Joyce shows us that self-declared gender identity has been privileged over biological sex in... [More]
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<p>Helen Joyce, an Irish journalist who is currently the executive editor for events business at The Economist, is the author of the 2022 book called <em>Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality</em>. More

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29 Aug
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<p>Helen Joyce, an Irish journalist who is currently the executive editor for events business at The Economist, is the author of the 2022 book called <em>Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality</em>. More

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31 Aug

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Battlefields Under Threat - Encroachment on Significant Sites

This lecture will address a number of significant overseas battlefield sites recently threatened by modern urban, industrial or technological development. A recurring theme is the argument between the need for urban spread and the desire to preserve the ground considered to be of national importance. We will discuss various community reactions to... [More]
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<p>This lecture will address a number of significant overseas battlefield sites recently threatened by modern urban, industrial or technological development. A recurring theme is the argument between

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05 Sep

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Michael Sandel: The Tyranny of Merit - What's Become of the Common Good?

Michael Sandel, an American political philosopher at Harvard University Law School, is the author of the 2020 book called The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?. He believes that stalled mobility and entrenched inequality disprove the American assumption that "You can make it if you try". The consequences of this false assumption... [More]
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<p>Michael Sandel, an American political philosopher at Harvard University Law School, is the author of the 2020 book called <em>The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?</em>. He

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12 Sep
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<p>Michael Sandel, an American political philosopher at Harvard University Law School, is the author of the 2020 book called <em>The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?</em>. He

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14 Sep

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The First Russian Radical? Alexander Radishchev and the Enlightenment under Catherine the Great

Alexander Radishchev (1749-1802), a Russian writer and social critic, has been described as Russia’s first radical, due to his attempts to popularise Enlightenment thinking in his native country. His novel called ‘Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow’, published in Russian in 1790, recounts a fictional journey along a postal route, blending... [More]
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<p>Alexander Radishchev (1749-1802), a Russian writer and social critic, has been described as Russia’s first radical, due to his attempts to popularise Enlightenment thinking in his native country.

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23 Sep

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The Lives and Legacies of John F and Robert F Kennedy

Explore John F. Kennedy's life and political career as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 to his assassination in November 1963. Due to the Cold War, Kennedy’s time in office was marked by high tensions with Communists' states. Acting as JFK's Attorney General and as his adviser during his administration, was his brother... [More]

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The Rise and Rise of Populist Politics in the West

Populism is now an undeniable force in contemporary Western Politics. This course seeks to explain the social & political dynamics driving this crucial contemporary development. The course will seek to balance description/detail about Populist Movements in the West with analytical issues seeking to explain the rise of Populism, who is attracted to... [More]

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