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Pariah to partner: The West’s premature embrace of Myanmar
As Myanmar faces censure over a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims; a University of Melbourne expert says the West embraced the former dictatorship too soon
When kissing was a crime
The University of Melbourne Archives preserves a unique window on the poignant stories and changing social attitudes that mark the history of LGBTI liberation
The rise and reach of transnational policing
Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.
From the margins to the mainstream
Professor Marcia Langton from the University of Melbourne on Indigenous activism, the positive impact of land rights and the Australia Day debate.
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.
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.
Whose fake news?
We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.