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  1. 6 November 2019 - Public Affairs

    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

  2. 25 October 2019 - Humanities

    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

  3. 20 October 2019 - Humanities

    The thin line between fake and fact

    The internet provides a forum for democracy in some Southeast Asian countries, but a University of Melbourne expert says it’s also become a tool for fake news.

  4. 25 September 2019 - Science Matters

    Governments must support science, not self-interest

    An ‘independent science quality assurance agency’ won't fix replication issues, but hinder attempts to improve science say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 12 August 2019 - Humanities

    A bittersweet history

    Sugar has a bitter history of slavery and exploitation, but University of Melbourne researchers say it's also transformed politics and our modern-day diet.

  6. 29 July 2019 - Inside Business

    Lucky leaders: How we view the good outcomes of people in power

    University of Melbourne research finds we are more likely to attribute the good outcomes of a leader’s decisions to luck, and bad ones to personal failure.

  7. 30 May 2019 - Go Figure

    The geopolitics of Antarctica

    In 1959, countries around the world came together to establish the Antarctic Treaty; a University of Melbourne expert says it came at a time of frosty politics.

  8. 28 May 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Jakarta riots reveal Indonesia’s deep divisions

    A University of Melbourne expert says Indonesia’s post-election riots and violence highlight the tensions over the place of Islam in the democracy.

  9. 17 May 2019 - Public Affairs

    Get with the (political) programming

    If real-life politics is getting you down, University of Melbourne experts recommend fictional political TV power players to inspire your interest instead.

  10. 14 May 2019 - Humanities

    Protection or punishment for refugees: What are the election policies?

    Australian politics needs a robust debate on the human rights implications of our refugee and border protection policies says University of Melbourne expert.