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  1. 30 August 2017 - Humanities

    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.

  2. 29 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    North Korea: The ‘threat that leaves something to chance’

    Following North Korea's missile test over Japan, a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether a nuclear crisis involving the US could spiral out of control

  3. 29 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    Is Australia becoming the ‘lonely’ country?

    Australia's US focus is putting it out of step with an Asia recognising China's growing leadership, says a new survey by University of Melbourne's Asialink

  4. 28 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Could new trade rules mean a lack of health warnings on alcohol?

    As talks begin around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the University of Melbourne looks at how new trade rules could restrict health warnings on alcohol.

  5. 24 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    Merkel’s refugee stance paying off ahead of German election

    Chancellor Angela Merkel is successfully weathering the politics of refugees and should win a fourth term in German election says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 16 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s strategic steps before any North Korean conflict

    A University of Melbourne expert explores the steps the Australian government will exhaust before entering into a conflict with North Korea as a US ally.

  7. Podcast17 August 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Whose fake news?

    We chat to Washington Post op-ed columnist Dana Milbank about fake news, Russian Hackers and the ethics of Wikileaks.

  8. 21 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Section 44: Changing the Constitution to reflect modern Australia

    Section 44 continues to claim scalps of Australian politicians; four University of Melbourne constitutional experts discuss whether the law is still relevant?

  9. 16 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s referendum drought

    As Australians prepare for a postal vote on marriage equality, the University of Melbourne looks at whether Australia needs more plebiscites and referendums.

  10. 18 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability

    People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.