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Politics and Society

Want to really understand what is going on in the world? Join us to analyse and debate both contemporary and historical political events, in a friendly and stimulating environment, ably supported by our highly knowledgeable tutors.

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Climate Change, Policy and Campaigning for Liveable World

Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero Emissions by 2050, the Paris Agreement and suitable interim goals. Policy and legal measures available to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas... [More]
$158 Limited / $142

<p>Designed to familiarise participants with a practical understanding of key climate change concepts, the risk of more than two degrees of global warming and the roles of key goals such as Net Zero

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11 May

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African Dictator - the Rise and Fall of Idi Amin

African dictator Idi Amin perpetrated a reign of terror in Uganda between 1971 and 1978 when he was ousted by a counter-coup. But how did such a man rise to power and bring a rich and thriving country to chaos and ruin? Some of this story is reasonably well known, but few people know of Australia’s part in the reconstruction of Uganda. Join former... [More]
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<p>African dictator Idi Amin perpetrated a reign of terror in Uganda between 1971 and 1978 when he was ousted by a counter-coup. But how did such a man rise to power and bring a rich and thriving

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23 May

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Ukraine and Nuclear Weapons

There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear weapons (such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) is vulnerable to attack. Will governments decide they must now have nuclear weapons to defend themselves?... [More]
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<p>There are nuclear weapon implications of the Ukraine conflict. A country with nuclear weapons (such as Russia, China and North Korea) will not be attacked by the US. But a country without nuclear

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27 May

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Pluckrose and Lindsay: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity

Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay’s book of 2020, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender and Identity – and Why This Harms Everybody, examines the origins of several new and confronting political dogmas, including: knowledge is a social construct; science is a tool of oppression; and language is dangerous.... [More]
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<p>Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay’s book of 2020, <em>Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender and Identity – and Why This Harms Everybody</em>, examines the

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30 May

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Cuba and the USA: A Love-Hate Relationship

After Fidel Castro’s and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s successful guerilla warfare and seizure of power in 1959, America has maintained a rigid economic embargo on Cuba. The bilateral relations reached an historic low during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, which brought the world to the brink of a nuclear confrontation between the two superpowers USA... [More]
$149 Limited / $134

<p>After Fidel Castro’s and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s successful guerilla warfare and seizure of power in 1959, America has maintained a rigid economic embargo on Cuba. The bilateral relations reached

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31 May

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Islamic Politics in Turkey

After Recep Erdoğan’s elevation to the presidency of the Turkish Republic by popular vote, it seems the victory of the Islamists against secularists in Turkey was complete. However, developments in the last few months indicate that Erdoğan’s spell on the population may be breaking. The elections are not due until 2023. With an openly Islamist... [More]
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<p>After Recep Erdoğan’s elevation to the presidency of the Turkish Republic by popular vote, it seems the victory of the Islamists against secularists in Turkey was complete. However, developments in

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31 May

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China in the South Pacific

China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has China been able to establish this beachhead? What are Australia’s options? DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
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<p>China is improving its military ties with the Solomon Islands. Is China trying to create a South Pacific empire? Is it trying to replace Australia as the “sheriff of the South Pacific”? How has

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03 Jun

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Blood Money - The Politics of Safari Hunting

In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept by the hunter for display to show the hunter’s prowess and skill. In Africa, the largest and most controversial prey for hunters is elephants. In... [More]
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<p>In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept

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06 Jun
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<p>In 2019, Botswana in southern Africa, lifted its ban on safari hunting. Safari hunting is also known as trophy hunting. It is the hunting of wild animals where the whole or part of the prey is kept

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06 Jun

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New Economic Threats: Inflation and Stagflation

With the post-COVID economic recovery underway and with disruptions to the global supply chain, there are now fears of western economies overheating, and so leading to inflation. With all the COVID relief funds sloshing around, there are even fears of stagflation (a mixture of inflation and economic stagnation). Are we returning to the mid-1970s?... [More]
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With the post-COVID economic recovery underway and with disruptions to the global supply chain, there are now fears of western economies overheating, and so leading to inflation. With all the COVID

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10 Jun

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Do Economic Sanctions Work?

The imposition of economic sanctions has been one of the west’s main responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions have generated much controversy. Do sanctions work? Against whom do sanctions work best – and work least? Are they an alternative to war? DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
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<p>The imposition of economic sanctions has been one of the west’s main responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The sanctions have generated much controversy. Do sanctions work? Against whom do

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17 Jun

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