In October 2014 St Michael’s presented a four-lecture series given by Professor Joseph A. Camilleri OAM, one of Australia’s leading International Relations scholars and commentators.
The lecture series explored the security, economic and cultural dilemmas we face in a period of profound psychological, political and environmental stress.
- What social forces, ideas and movements are shaping our future?
- Are we seeing the beginnings of a new Cold War?
- Is there an end in sight to the violence raging in the Middle East and surrounding regions?
- How is Australia responding to the major challenges confronting the early . 21st century?
Tuesday 7 October: The United States, Russia and China: The Prospect of a New Cold War.
Tuesday 14 October: Coping with Risk and Uncertainty: Volatile Markets, Anxious States and Tentative Social Movements.
Tuesday 21 October: The Middle East: Holy Land or Crucible of Conflict?
Tuesday 28 October: Australia Adrift: Navigating New Pathways.
Each evening included PowerPoint presentations, use of other audio-visual materials, question and answer sessions and time for refreshments and informal conversation. Participants were issued with extensive reading materials, and given access to diverse sources of information.
These may be viewed here