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  1. 11 July 2017 - Public Affairs

    Trump and the decline of the virtuous presidency

    The Founding Fathers' ideals for the office of President included dignity and virtue; Donald Trump doesn't uphold these, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. Podcast30 November 2016 - The Policy Shop

    Have you been nudged today?

    Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.

  3. 7 April 2016 - Environment

    On alert: The Philippines and climate change

    The Philippines plans to reduce emissions by 70 per cent by 2030, but also wants 23 new coal-powered station by then in a confused approach to climate change.

  4. 3 February 2016 - Public Affairs

    How research can improve outcomes

    The 2016 Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference, hosted by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne.

  5. 29 January 2016 - Public Affairs

    Why society is making people with disabilities sick

    With a diagnosis of MS and a son with autism, Professor Anne Kavanagh's research into the health of people with disability is profoundly personal.

  6. 14 December 2015 - Environment

    Beyond Paris

    Paris has been a war-ground on two different fronts in recent weeks, writes MSSI Research Fellow Dr Ben Parr in this opinion piece.

  7. 10 December 2015 - Public Affairs

    What we can do to fix democracy

    The Democracy in Transition conference gave participants the opportunity to "fix democracy". So what ideas did they come up with?

  8. Live ended4 December 2015 - Public Affairs

    Blog: Democracy in Transition

    Regular updates from the 2015 Democracy in Transition conference, hosted by the Melbourne School of Government.

  9. 11 November 2015 - Public Affairs

    Is proof overrated? Judge for yourself

    Policymakers often cite research as proof on contested issues. But does overwhelming evidence necessarily lead to evidence-based policy?

  10. 9 November 2015 - Public Affairs

    Governments have lost the art of involving the people

    South Australia is developing a new range of tools that involve people in making public decisions.