- Date Tue, 12 Nov 2019Time 18:00 – 19:30Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000
The American electorate is shifting. Not only are minority populations in the United States growing, but they’re also voting at record rates. In the 2018 midterms, Hispanic and Asian American turnout spiked by 13 and 14 per cent respectively from 2014. The turnout rate of Americans aged 18-29 jumped by 16 per cent. For Republicans, this presents a clear challenge as these are all demographic categories with which the party and the president have enjoyed little success.
On the other hand, Democrats are struggling to balance the wishes of the record-breaking turnout of those younger and more diverse voters with their more traditional and moderate base. Recent polling found that one in three young Americans believes the government should do more to redistribute income, even if it actively hurts the US economy....More >
- Date Wed, 20 Nov 2019Time 16:00 – 17:30Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000
Do nuclear weapons make the world a safer place? What can the youth of Australia and the world at large do to counter the devastating humanitarian consequences of such weapons? Nuclear weapons are often described as an integral part of promoting national security and international peace. This confuses the definition of peace and contributes to making the public – and youth in particular – feel distant from the issue, often stemming from the lack of awareness or the perceived inability to make a difference.
Join Renee Moorjani from the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies and Jayden van Leeuwen from UN Youth NZ to discuss the campaign on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Australia, disarmament in the face of increased interstate tensions such as with Iran and North Korea, and the role of Australia’s...More >