grand challenges

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José Ramos Horta has called on Australia's politicians to consider welcoming more refugees.

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José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste, will use a public lecture at UNSW to reflect on the humanitarian, moral and political challenges raised by the plight of refugees.

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The first ever Refugee Alternatives Conference will explore alternatives to current refugee policy and develop sustainable solutions to one of the global community’s great modern challenges.

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Inequality is at the heart of much of the world's political and social upheaval, according to the leads of UNSW's latest Grand Challenge. 

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Killer robots, disaster recovery, youth depression, climate change and rising inequality were among the pressing global issues tackled at UNSOMNIA, UNSW’s Grand Challenges launch event.

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Brexit, the US election and the parlous state of public leadership in Australia are not anomalies. They represent a dire crisis of public confidence in expertise, knowledge and evidence, writes Rob Brooks.

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To launch UNSW’s Grand Challenges Program, 12 leading thinkers will tackle some of the most pressing issues facing humanity in a fast-paced program of thought-provoking presentations.

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UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk will launch UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants with a rare public address on Friday 18 November.

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UNSW has announced the first leaders of its Grand Challenges, an initiative to establish the University at the forefront of debate and policy response to the biggest issues of our time.

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The PLuS Alliance brings together three leading universities to help find research-led solutions to global challenges and expand access to world-class learning.