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Trump and the Rocket Man’s ‘North Korea First’ policy
A University of Melbourne expert says Donald Trump re-iterating "America First" will cause conflict as Kim Jong-un puts "North Korea First" in response.
Why Shakespeare would approve of the Pop-Up Globe
As Melbourne hosts a world-first replica pop-up of Shakespeare's second Globe theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains why the Bard would approve.
Why doesn’t modern Australia have diverse regional accents?
University of Melbourne experts discuss why the Australian-English accent doesn't have huge the regional variations other countries around the world do.
Footy isn’t life or death - it’s more important
As the Australian Football League heads into finals season, University of Melbourne experts say footy fanatics may not be as crazy as the uninitiated think.
5 modern philosophical dilemmas
As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.
The arrival of Amazon and the future of Australian publishing
Amazon is coming to Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what impact the online retailer could have on Australia's book publishing future.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Why the critics are wrong
Set to open in late 2017 the Louvre Abu Dhabi may break down barriers between Eastern and Western art, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.
Mapping Australia’s multicultural future
University of Melbourne research finds that young migrants in Australia are challenging stereotypes, wanting better recognition of their contribution to society