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  1. 28 October 2022 – Ancient History, Classics, Classics and Archaeology, History, Humanities

    Think you know your Ancient History?

    Test your Classics knowledge against University of Melbourne experts in our Ancient History quiz - part of the Faculty of Arts' Being Human Festival.

  2. 13 October 2022 – Colonial, Diplomacy, Pacific, Politics, Solomon Islands

    Real partnership with Solomon Islands must be based on truth

    Acknowledging Australia’s colonial history is essential to build a stronger relationship with Solomon Islands, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 12 October 2022 – Agriculture, Food, Globalisation, Students, Teaching and Learning

    Food for thought

    Food connects all of us – so using it as a tool to teach students global competency and citizenship makes sense, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 12 October 2022 – #MeToo, Australian Politics, Julia Gillard, Sexism, Women

    The reckoning of Gillard’s misogyny speech

    A University of Melbourne expert says a historical reckoning with Gillard’s misogny speech forces us to acknowledge there are no heroes – and that’s okay.

  5. 20 September 2022 – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nuclear, Nuclear Proliferation, Nuclear Weapons, Workplace Culture

    Fixing the blind spot in nuclear inspections

    A organisational blind spot led to a ‘that’s the way we do things around here’ approach at the IAEA, but that's changing, says University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 16 September 2022 – COVID-19, Employment, Flexible Working, Work, Work-Life Balance

    How remote work is invading our spaces

    While work needs to happen somewhere, in a post-pandemic world, that somewhere can be anywhere. But is that a good thing, asks University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 13 September 2022 – Government, Immigration, Media, Policy, Refugees

    Changing the narrative on refugees

    Governments and media must stop spreading harmful narratives and negative stereotypes about those seeking refugee protection say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 8 September 2022 – Climate Change, Economic Growth, Policy, Renewable Energy, South Korea

    South Korea: Green growth or greenwashing?

    A University of Melbourne expert says calling South Korea’s green economic agenda ‘greenwashing’ misrepresents its world-leading environmental policy.

  9. 15 August 2022 – Human Geography, Social Geography, Student Welfare, Youth, anthropology

    Young people are mapping viable futures

    In the face of adversity young people globally are taking an interconnected and ethical approach to living viable lives, say University of Melbourne researchers