Regenerating political leadership in a populist age
Gareth Evans argues our politicians needs new thinking, consensus and empathy as University of Melbourne launches new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
Far right are the ‘real’ winners in the German election
The far-right AfD is the real winner in the 2017 German election and Angela Merkel has been weakened, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Crises in the EU: What does the future hold?
The European Union is navigating multiple challenges in the face of large debts and rising populism. University of Melbourne experts ask what the future holds.
Why British Labour voters stayed true to their roots
The UK Conservative Party failed to woo the working class in the north of England who voted to 'leave' in Brexit. A University of Melbourne expert explains why.
Donald Trump and the uneasy alliance
The Trump administration's split between Steve Bannon's 'alt-right' and the more moderate Jared Kushner is causing a rift, says a University of Melbourne expert
The battle for academic freedom in Europe
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast examines the Central European University's campaign against new Hungarian laws threatening academic freedom.
French poll could set up a constitutional crisis
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen won the first round of voting in the 2017 French presidential elections. University of Melbourne experts respond.
France’s presidential campaign: A strategy of fear versus a strategy of opportunity
The 2017 French presidential election campaign is witnessing the French public falling into two main camps, just like with Trump in the US and Brexit in the UK.
Are universities part of the populism problem?
Universities are key drivers of educated debate, so with democracy in crisis amid rising populism and inequality, what have they been doing and where do they ne
Four reasons Marine Le Pen probably won’t become French president
Le Pen is a leading candidate in the 2017 French presidential election but a number of factors, including corruption charges, mean she is unlikely to win.