Young People in International Affairs

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The Political Economy of Apartheid

Kerry-Anne Searle, a frequent contributor to YPIA, warns against any remerging advocacy of the Apartheid regime in a passionate and supported discussion of the shortcomings of the Apartheid’s political economy. Today I went with a fellow Monash graduate to the Apartheid Museum. I decided to explore the nature of this
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Infrastructure investments in the East-West Africa corridor: China’s master plan faces challenges

By Ogi Williams[1] Beginning in the early 2000s China has taken a strong initiative to become an integral partner in Africa’s development. Infrastructure investments and increasing levels of diplomacy have brought Asia’s powerhouse closer to Africa with intent to cut out Western influence altogether. One major development that has taken
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Click on TOOLS – SECURITY SETTINGS – SELECT Reframe the Approach and APPLY

Dané Smith, a Monash University alumnus, a teacher in the Middle East and a contributing writer to YPIA discusses the need for the transnational cyber security threat to be better reframed and informed by nuanced understanding, rather than familiar international approaches.   The 2014 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference
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Patents for Poverty

Kerry-Anne Searl, a writer for YPIA, discusses the contributions of intellectual property rights on third world poverty.   Today I became seriously disheartened due to an interesting new fact I read, approximately 18 million people lose their lives annually from preventable, curable diseases. To better place this into perspective this
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Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) is an entity at the forefront of identifying and creating opportunities for young enthusiasts throughout the African continent. YPIA promotes young African leadership and cooperation based on meeting the challenges of today’s international world.

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YPIA Newsletter 2013 Year End Recap

YPIA Newsletter 2013

YPIA was busy during 2013, with a mixture of events and training sessions. Below is a recap of some of the memorable moments throughout the year. Enjoy the reading and don’t forget to like us on facebook and follow us on twitter!

YPIA Monash holds elections

Morudi Phetla

  2014 began with us restructuring YPIA to make it more of a student driven initiative. The first step was establishing our very own constitution. Next, we had to run elections to step up our first YPIA Monash Branch Executive Committee [BEC], a process in which all YPIA members were encouraged to participate. 2014 elected
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Invitation: FMF and Dr Yuri Maltsev, 04 June 2014


INVITATION to Without secure property rights there can be no real economic growth A presentation by Dr Yuri Maltsev Soviet defector and former economics advisor to Russian President Gorbachev and recipient of the 1st FMF Luminary Award When: Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | 17h30 for 18h00 – 19h30 (refreshments will be available) Where: Prime Meridian House |
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Upcoming Events

YPIA Monash Events Semester 2, 2014

Raymond Ackerman talk

  YPIA has hosted and participated in a number of events so far in semester two of 2014. This includes: Debate social This initiative was organised in collaboration with the Monash University South Africa Debate Association [MUSADA] in an effort to raise awareness and encourage students to get involved in the up and coming debate
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YPIA Monash Semester 1 2014 events,


Dr Yuri Maltsev YPIA staff and members attended Dr Maltsev’s address at the Free Market Foundation. It was an exciting experience. He is a dynamic speaker with a vast array of experiences from his time on the economic team advising Gorbachev to later in the US when he defected. His talk highlighted the importance of
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YPIA visits Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg

Culture is one of the major characteristics that define who we are. Starting from a broad perspective of a nation to the smallest redefined perspective of an individual, they all seek what is called ‘identification’. To be more precise, in the South African perspective, a person’s identity is grounded to his or her culture. This
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