Politics & Society
The sound and fury of Britain’s election
The United Kingdom is counting down to a truly unpredictable election; a University of Melbourne expert outlines the battle lines between the political parties.
Fear and security swing Sri Lanka vote
Voters in Sri Lanka’s presidential election chose an authoritarian leader; a University of Melbourne expert says that could impact on the country's democracy.
Volunteers don’t come free
New University of Melbourne research finds urgent action is needed to maintain sustainable volunteer services for people with disability and their families.
How do you judge tough military decisions?
What is the role of hindsight and experience in judging difficult military decisions with life or death at stake? A University of Melbourne expert investigates.
When the Wall came down
Two scientists, who today are University of Melbourne colleagues, were on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall when it came down 30 years ago. Here they reflect.
The danger of keeping quiet
In a speech at the University of Melbourne, the former of Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, explores the need for collaboration in global dealings with China
Why immigration wasn’t an issue in Canada’s election
Immigration wasn't an issue in Canada's election and a University of Melbourne expert argues that reflects explicit policy support compared to Australian unease
Canada’s first climate change election
Canada's left-leaning parties made big promises on climate change during the election; a University of Melbourne expert says this may lead to real change.
What are 21st century parents concerned about?
Rising cost of education and rapid social change make it difficult for parents to prepare their children for the future finds University of Melbourne research.