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YOUTH VOICE: Migration as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change — Xinjiang Case Study

May 20, 2012 by


BY ALICIA PETERS. This essay will look at migration trends in China applying the framework described in “Migration as an Adaption to Climate Change” by McLeman and Smit (2006) to agriculturally based rural communities in the province of Xinjiang, North-Western China, and provide a case study of the provinces exposure to climate change and their adaptive capacity through migration.

Eye on the Media: The Noose is Tightening on Iran

December 14, 2011 by

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The war drums are beating more loudly these days...

PODCAST: University of the Third Age, Albury-Wodonga

September 8, 2011 by

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SOPHIE BUCKLE & BEN HABIB. On Friday 12th August 2011, Sophie Buckle and Ben Habib visited the Albury-Wodonga chapter of the University of the Third Age. During their visit, Ben Habib delivered a presentation to U3A members on politics in the Middle East, while Sophie Buckle conducted an interview with U3A Albury-Wodonga committee members Don Cocks and Lyle Wright, exploring the activities of and the philosophy behind U3A.

YOUR SAY: A Question of Bias – The ABC & the Gaza Flotilla Affair

August 25, 2011 by

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BY DAVID MACILWAIN. When Israeli navy commandos attacked the humanitarian aid flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea last May, shooting dead nine Turkish civilians and injuring many more, there was widespread condemnation of this act of violent piracy. A number of enquiries were set up to find out what really happened, as despite the presence of numerous journalists in the flotilla Israel had jammed transmissions from them and then seized cameras and laptops while holding the participants in Israeli detention...

Eye on the Media: The Many Faces of Adaptation to Change

May 31, 2011 by


In this edition of Eye on the Media: SMH economic editor slams Australia's immature climate change debate, along with more on the 'Arab Spring', the European debt crisis, the US-China rivalry, and the difficulties faced by soldiers returning home from combat zones.

PODCAST: Revolutions in the Middle East — Presentation by Dr Luca Anceschi

April 14, 2011 by


Watchers of international affairs cannot help but be mesmerised by the rebellions that have unfolded across the Middle East in 2011. In this instalment of the podcast, we are fortunate to be joined by Dr Luca Anceschi from La Trobe University in Melbourne. On Monday 11th April, Luca made a presentation at the LTU Albury-Wodonga campus entitled Revolutions in the Middle East, for second and third year Bachelor of Arts students taking the subject International Relations of the Middle East.