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This is the Current Affairs section, dedicated to spread the glory of it.

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Current Affairs is a CAS activity where you meet with fellow students and discuss current affairs, current world events, politics, sport events, you name it. Its good way of keeping yourself aware of what is happening out there in the world at the same time as you have fun sociable time and on the top receive the valuable Creativity hours.

Usually you meet 1 h - 2 h a week and everybody should show up with at least one new article found during the week. Some weeks you have different themes, for example what is happening in Latin America, HIV, The War in Iraq or The Avian Bird Flu.

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Current affairs will be held at ÅVA gymnasium, starting this fall, by me and perhaps also a co-worker. I haven’t decided on what day to run it, I’ll have to come back on that when I’ve received the new schedule.

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A very useful thing to have when doing Current Affairs - or just for getting that common knowledge you always wanted - is good well written newspaper. Through a new offer from Student Prenumeration you can get loads of magazines and newspapers for a fraction of the normal price! I can recommend Times (à 8 kr) or Newsweek (à 12,50 kr). Check it out at: http://www.studentprenumerationer.se/

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Subject areas for discussion/presentation at ÅVA's IB programme

 

  • Live 8/G8 – Third world debt
  • Alternative Energy
  • The environment/environmental catastrophe
  • Terrorists/Freedom Fighters
  • Israel & Palestine
  • China’s economic growth
  • Tibet
  • AIDS
  • Global hunger/famine
  • West Africa
  • Chaves Venezuela
  • Iran and the nuclear issue
  • Globalization
  • US Presidency
  • Oil
  • Suicide bombing
  • Russian Presidency
  • Slum problems in Rio
  • Global business/economics
  • Indigenous populations
  • UN proposed changes
  • EU constitution
  • Australia’s policy regarding rape
  • Tourist prostitution
  • Gay parents/marriage
  • Genetic Engineering