There is no doubt that the Seminar on Current affairs is still holding its title for the most interesting subject of this trimester. It can clearly be seen from the hot discussions about the issues and class teaching styles, students` opinions of the current issues and etc. With the exception of many other students the pace of my interests to this subject and current issues are incredibly high. This subject is not only making the students aware of the issues around, but it is building a strong foundation to overcome the issues worldwide. Unlike the lectures in the previous weeks, more attention was paid to general concepts, like the roots and types of conflicts rather than talking about the issues themselves.
The definition of the conflict was clearly explained by the lecturer and followed by the origins of the conflict, the nature of the conflict, environment of the conflict, types of the conflict and etc. In turn, the graphs and visuals those shows where the conflicts are widespread become very useful to understand the issue and territories of the countries where there is a conflict. Nonetheless, here I want to indicate that in one map Uzbekistan is given as a place where the conflict exists and intense in rate. I can say that it is not correct and detailed information. Because, I am from Uzbekistan, from capital Tashkent, and I have never seen any conflicts those go with weapons. It is not about siting the side of my country, it is about the reality.
Nevertheless, I got beneficial insights from this class. Prior to this time I have not known the types of the conflicts, used to call them war or conflict between countries. But now, I can distinguish what kind of conflict the country is encountering.
As I stated above, one of the main objectives of the course is to prevent the issues rather than defeating. It is said, it is better to prevent the illness rather than curing. For example, there are around 160 students in one lecture hall, and they are from different countries and backgrounds. And some of them will probably become the deputy in their countries or work in organizations which protect the human rights or prevent the wars like UN and etc. As being aware of the consequences of the conflicts, I am sure they will endeavor to decrease the rate of conflicts.
In a tutorial session, we went deeper into the four major types of conflicts: economic, social, environmental, political. In the previous sessions the lecturer has given the general concepts about them. But in this session we identified each of them separately. In a way of understanding the role of each concept, we did the activity. Students were divided into 4 groups and each group had to give the overall information and concepts which they are familiar with about four types of conflicts. For our group we were required to clarify the economical aspect in terms of Globalization. After discussion among group members one of the group members summarized briefly what we have discussed. I can say without any hesitation that it was very useful and interesting class.
If I talk briefly what I really think about the current condition of the world`s economy due to Globalization I should admit that the world`s economy has changed a lot compared with the mid of XX century. After the first part of the century we can see the formation and integration of the countries in terms of the business especially. Coming to the XXI century the large groups came into existence. For example, Eurozone, Asian tigers, Shanghai, CIS countries, African Union and etc. The free trade exists with little taxes among these groups. In turn, it provides the free flow of goods and increased export and import. Also, we come across new concepts like e-commerce, internet banking and etc. Apart from this, before the countries used to trade in a limited distances, now the trade is done worldwide among all countries almost. The world and their economies and linked together with an invisible chain. If one goes into collapse the other ones will certainly be affected from this. To say in one, the current economy is much more complex than ever before and it is encountering a great deal of obstacles which require the solutions.