A series of 10-week and 6-week courses offered each year with the aim of developing better community understanding of the dynamics of a rapidly globalising world and Australia's place in it.
Each year the course attracted between 35 and 70 participants, most of them working in education, government, the professions, media, and religious and community organisations, as well as a number of students.
The courses were conducted by Joseph Camilleri together with Larry Marshall.
Sponsoring organisations included:
Asia Education Foundation
Australian Education Union
Australian Volunteers International
Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University
Commission for Mission, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, Uniting Church in Australia
Islamic Council of Victoria
LibertyVictoria – Victorian Council for Civil Liberties
Medical Association for Prevention of War
Pax Christi Australia (Vic)
Psychologists for Peace
Victorian Council of Social Service
Victorian Local Governance Association
World Vision Australia