Courses continue, mainly by Zoom because our centre at Valetta Street is closed.
Offering free courses for the rest of the year.
You can always email us from here but we cannot check for phone messages in the office under Stage 4 restrictions.
AEI is based in Washington and conducts original research on the world economy, US foreign policy, and international security, and domestic and social issues. The site states that AEI is an independent, nonpartisan organisation financed by tax deductable contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.
"The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU [New York University] School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice." "Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research."
Brookings was established in 1916 and is considered one of the leading researchers in the fields of economics, government administration and the political and social sciences. It is worth a visit to the site to appreciate the impact, over the years, of the Brookings Institute on government in the US.
Civitas is "a community of researchers and supporters committed to discovering how best to strengthen democracy, uphold limited government, maintain personal freedom, achieve opportunity for all, and encourage free enterprise". The stated objective is the "pursuit of the enduring ideals that have made Britain a fortress of liberal civilisation".
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organisation, think tank, and publisher. CFR consists of many full-time fellows who contribute through the David Rockefeller Studies Program.
IFS was launched in 1969 as an independent research institute with the aim of "better informing public debate on economics in order to promote the development of effective fiscal policy".IFS is a leading independent microeconomic research institute and is host to the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy.
Founded in the UK in 1958, the Institute's mission is "to promote the adoption of sound policies to further global peace and security and maintain civilised international relations". In doing so IISS aims to provide the best possible objective information on military and political developments around the world.
This magazine, The Nation, was founded by abolitionists in 1865 and is "the oldest weekly magazine in America. The objective is to serve as a critical, independent voice in American jounalism and a platform for investigative reporting and debate on issues important to the progressive country".
A well respected American publication which features articles relevant to current world issues and is an excellent site to gain an insight into current news from an American perspective.
Monday 28 September21 - email - French Literature and Conversation26 - email - Enhance and Grow the Artist in You47 - Zoom - Metal, Glass and Mathematics
Tuesday 29 September19 - Zoom - Chess Partners27 - Zoom - English Vocabulary: where our words come from46 - Zoom - French Conversation via Zoom
Wednesday 30 September13 - Zoom - Highlands of Ecuador23 - WhatsApp - Current Affairs Discussion Group A28 - Zoom - Poetry Pilgrims: poetry appreciation
Thursday 1 October20 - Zoom - Intermediate German37 - Zoom - South Africa's Picturesque Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
Friday 2 October-