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  1. 29 September 2021 - Learning & Teaching

    Submarines and vaccines: France’s 2022 presidential elections

    Why do French elections matter to Australia? Due to France’s commitment in the fraught geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 20 September 2021 - Learning & Teaching

    Australia’s Gen Y democracy gap

    New University of Melbourne research finds there’s a democracy gap for young Australian adults, with a distrust of traditional politics but a focus on community

  3. 14 September 2021 - Public Affairs

    Australia needs a democracy fix

    A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19's domination of public life since 2020 has overshadowed the need to focus on the health of Australia's democracy.

  4. 7 March 2021 - Humanities

    Is this the end of the “American Century”?

    Is America's time as a superpower coming to end? A University of Melbourne expert says US exceptionalism reigns, but the Capitol Hill riots revealed a truth.

  5. 7 January 2021 - Humanities

    What happened in the US was Very Bad

    A violent mob storming the US Capitol building was described as a ‘coup attempt’ but the fallout could be even greater, explains University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 15 September 2020 - Politics & Society

    As the US elections near, global democracy is at stake

    A University of Melbourne expert says the result of the US Elections will not just shape US democracy, but could diminish the very idea of democracy globally.

  7. Podcast2 September 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The state of democracy, before and during COVID-19

    We are facing a global democratic recession, but the pandemic has intensified the focus on what we want from democracy, says University of Melbourne's Tom Daly.

  8. 10 August 2020 - Legal Affairs

    In times of crisis, does parliament really matter?

    Parliaments across Australia have been sidelined during COVID-19, which has concerned experts but not the public. A University of Melbourne expert asks why?

  9. 8 June 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression

    Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.

  10. 3 June 2020 - Legal Affairs

    How COVID-19 is hitting some democracies harder than others

    University of Melbourne research finds that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on democracy worldwide, but some democracies are more resilient than others.