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  1. 10 September 2020 - Design

    New foreign relations bill puts ‘city diplomacy’ at risk

    Proposed legislation to veto international city agreements if inconsistent with foreign policy puts city diplomacy at risk say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 9 August 2020 - Humanities

    Diplomacy at a distance

    In the face of department cuts, Australia’s diplomats are working during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of many Australians.

  3. 10 March 2020 - Learning & Teaching

    The soft power of education

    Australia has been consistent about the way education can build our nation’s soft power, but University of Melbourne experts say this approach needs updating.

  4. 13 February 2020 - Public Affairs

    Asia’s most eligible cities

    City alliances are important for diplomacy but University of Melbourne experts say Australian cities have overlooked some Asian metropolises. Here's their top 5

  5. 18 October 2019 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.

  6. 14 April 2019 - Legal Affairs

    International law, diplomatic asylum and Julian Assange

    A University of Melbourne expert says a changing interpretation of international laws and treaties is key to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's recent arrest.

  7. 5 December 2018 - Public Affairs

    The risk of Australia reconsidering the Iran nuclear deal

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison is reviewing if Australia should withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal – and that's a mistake says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 5 December 2018 - Humanities

    Putting museum power on the map

    The 'soft power' of museums can now be mapped, assessed, and properly appreciated after University of Melbourne researchers created a unique online mapping tool

  9. 8 June 2018 - Public Affairs

    Is denuclearisation the ‘right’ goal for the US-North Korea Summit?

    Ahead of the US-North Korea summit, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether the wellbeing of the people should be the focus, rather than denuclearisation.

  10. 3 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    The trouble with ceasefires

    University of Melbourne research finds the 2016 ceasefire in Syria had unexpected consequences, ranging from an impact on rebel governance to humanitarian aid.