UP FOR DISCUSSION THIS TUESDAY: THE DARK SIDE OF THE ARAB SPRING

ImageEVENT NOTICE: This child is likely to die – and thousands like him. The United Nations says that nearly half the population of Yemen – 10 million people have no access to sufficient food, while almost half the children under five years old are chronically malnourished. The former government was swept away by the Arab spring, but the new government is racked by political instability, and much of the country’s precious and limited resources has to be devoted to fighting Al Qaeda.

Watch and discuss a truly alarming report.

BILL CLINTON INTERVIEW

ImageAmerica’s 42nd president talks about new ways to combat AIDS, the need for more effort to fight climate change and food security, and Obama’s prospects for the US presidential election this coming November.

In a special evening on Tuesday July 24, Dr Alison Broinowski and Dr Robert Howard will lead a discussion on two significant BBC reports aired this week, which raise many of the searing international affairs issues of our time.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LECTURE BY DR FIONA GILL ON THE POLITICS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY, JULY 31

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One response to “UP FOR DISCUSSION THIS TUESDAY: THE DARK SIDE OF THE ARAB SPRING

  1. Richard Haas, President, Council on Foreign Relations, has published on Why the US should bypass the UN on Syria. “The United States and other like-minded governments should not equate the United Nations with multilateralism, nor should they see the UN as having a monopoly on legitimacy.”
    http://www.cfr.org/syria/syria-beyond-un-veto/p28732?cid=nlc-public-the_world_this_week-link6-20120719

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