Ben @ SEV Conference – ‘Climate Change: Global Crisis and International Cooperation

In this presentation to the 2017 Social Education Victoria VCE Teachers’ Conference, Dr Benjamin Habib explores the causes of climate change, the key actors in international climate politics, and the international mechanisms for cooperating to address greenhouse gas mitigation and climate adaptation. The presentation concludes by assessing the state of international climate politics in the new era of US President Donald Trump.

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Conceptual Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction

In this guest lecture for the first-year undergraduate subject States, Security and International Relations at La Trobe University, I provide a conceptual introduction to the concept of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The lecture begins with an introduction of the three categories of WMD, outlining their impact as weapons and their strategic purposes, along with how their use if governed internationally. I also evaluates the risk of use for each category of WMD.

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