Social Affairs

TPP

The US and other countries are right to reject the TPP, but President-elect Donald Trump's claims about it are misguided, writes Elizabeth Thurbon and LInda Weiss.

Europe China alliance

If Donald Trump turns away from climate action as George W. Bush did, Europe and China can respond by forming an alliance that will turn the United States from a climate leader into a follower, writes Christian Downie.

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Three UNSW academics have been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia.

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Labor’s Kate Ellis told Q&A millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on a refugee resettlement plan in Cambodia and “very few lives were changed”. What was Ellis talking about – and was she correct? Madeline Gleeson investigates.

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They might be strays but the dogs of Athens represent hope, dignity and the human capacity for kindness in a new film by UNSW's Mary Zournazi. 

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The urgency for Australia to understand the drivers of terrorism has never been so critical, writes Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace.

selfie

Selfies are blamed for encouraging everything from risky behaviour to rampant narcissism. But selfies can be potent acts of self-communication – and anyway, why is self-regard a bad thing, asks Roanna Gonsalves.

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In his only public appearance in Sydney, Institute for Economics and Peace founder Steve Killelea will present the findings of the latest Global Terrorism Index and take part in a panel discussion at UNSW. 

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Join UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs and 12 UNSW experts as they share what keeps them up at night. UNSOMNIA - Thursday December 1st, Leighton Hall UNSW.

war stories

Reading Ham and Gerwarth's sombre narratives beside FitzSimons' nationalist boosting shows he really doesn't understand the Great War, writes Peter Stanley.

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