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  1. 7 December 2017 - Public Affairs

    Could personal insults trigger war?

    University of Melbourne research finds US President Donald Trump's insult trading with North Korea indicates an erratic response to rising nuclear threat levels

  2. 3 November 2017 - Under the Microscope

    The winding road to Yale

    University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.

  3. 29 August 2017 - Public Affairs

    North Korea: The ‘threat that leaves something to chance’

    Following North Korea's missile test over Japan, a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether a nuclear crisis involving the US could spiral out of control

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.