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  1. 26 July 2017 - Humanities

    Protest and democracy in Asia

    Western-style protests in Asia like those on the Japanese island Okinawa are an example of growing civil society dynamism, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 18 July 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Should Australia have a Bill of Rights?

    Some argue Australia's legal system needs better human rights protections; a University of Melbourne expert says we can learn from the US Bill of Rights.

  3. 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.

  4. 13 June 2017 - Public Affairs

    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

  5. 31 May 2017 - Public Affairs

    Australia’s middle-aged suicide rate ‘a cause for alarm’

    In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton discusses why white America is killing itself, and why Australia should heed this warning.

  6. Podcast31 May 2017 - The Policy Shop

    Deaths of despair

    In the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Angus Deaton of Princeton University discusses the social crisis facing many white middle-aged Americans.

  7. Podcast9 September 2016 - Up Close

    Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield

    How governments contort global and domestic laws to wage war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces invoke Islamic law to justify their actions.

  8. 4 April 2016 - Public Affairs

    Beyond big cigars and vintage cars

    President Obama has opened the door with his historic visit to Cuba, but building social trust with the locals is the next step in growing the relationship

  9. 31 January 2016 - Public Affairs

    The outsider who is Hillary Clinton’s biggest threat

    Democrat Bernie Sanders appeals to voters tired of Washington's insider politics, making the 'democratic socialist' the biggest threat to Hillary Clinton.

  10. 15 October 2015 - Public Affairs

    Trade deal will define the ‘rules of the road’

    This explainer tells you what you need to know about the just completed Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations