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Event – Our World in Crisis? – A Unique 10-Week Course – 29 April – 1 July

Posted in Events, Research by Ferne Edwards on April 17th, 2008

This course was also listed on the Climate Action Calendar. This Climate Action calendar covers local events in the greater Northern and Eastern area of Melbourne, Melbourne City based events and major events elsewhere in Victoria and other places. Regular updates will be sent out as information becomes available (roughly every two weeks). If you wish to add an event, subscribe or unsubscribe to the calendar please e-mail the details to Monique Decortis at decortis @bigpond.net.au.

The Our World in Crisis course is:
For those working in business, government, the professions, education, media, trade unions and religious and community organizations;
For those interested in issues of development, environment, Climate Change, human rights, security, conflict resolution and democracy;
For anyone wishing to understand better our rapidly globalising world and Australias place in it.

Questions asked are: What are we to make of all this? What are credible sources of information? How do we go beyond clichés and media hype? A serious approach is called for – one that makes use of the best available expertise and resources, one that skills, informs and stimulates. This course attempts to do just that.

The course will consist of 10 consecutive weekly sessions. All participants meeting assignment and attendance requirements will be presented with a course certificate. Principal lecturer and course coordinator is Joseph Camilleri (Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University). Assisting him will be:
Larry Marshall (Project Coordinator, Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe Uni), and Craig Woolley (Manager, Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University). Guest academics and practitioners will also contribute to the course.

The course covers:
Climate of Change
World Economy
What is the WTO
Poverty or Development
National or Human Security
Energy and Climate Change
What are the implications of the Kyoto Protocol?
Clash or Dialogue of Civilisations?
Human Rights
Race and Culture in Australia
Does multiculturalism have a future?

Application forms must be received by Friday 18 April 2008 (Applications may be considered later, on availability).
Further info http://www.josephcamilleri.com/owic or contact Craig Woolley, owic2008 @wachy.com Mob 0400 422 022, ”Our World in Crisis?” PO Box 31, Carlton South 3053.

Tuesday evenings. Sessions will convene from 5.15pm. Course work commencing at 5.45pm sharp and concluding at 9.15pm.
Held at: Australian Volunteers International, 88 Kerr St, Fitzroy.

Participants should apply only if they have a high degree of commitment to the course.

Costs:
Institutional Rate $550
Individual Rate $450
Low Income Rate $295
Light meal served with every session

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