This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2021.
This topic takes the form of an intensive topic held on the Flinders campus in which distance students participate in real time using educational ICTs including Skype, Flinders Learning Online (FLO), live-streamed video and chat. Central to the learning experience is participation in a synchronous in-person and online simulation of a realistic and complex international policy scenario. This aims to equip students with the skills that enable them to perform professionally and socially in an international and multicultural context as well as building discipline knowledge in international relations and international development.
This year's focus is Timor-Leste (East Timor) and the challenges this country faces within a context of rapid economic growth and social transformation in the Asian region. Students will explore a number of themes that cut across international relations and international development, including: the developmental state and its role in shaping the nation; political and economic relations between Timor-Leste and key states including Australia, Indonesia, China & USA; Timor-Leste's economy and its reliance on oil resources in the context of contested maritime borders; development issues in post-conflict situations, such as a young population, under- and unemployment, reintegration of guerrilla fighters, and low level community tensions. Students will apply their academic knowledge in a complex policy scenario.
This topic aims to:
Timetable details for 2021 are no longer published.
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