School of Social Sciences

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The Kurdish-Iranian refugee and award-winning writer will contribute to the Forced Migration Research Network at UNSW Sydney through seminars and workshops.

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Australian parliaments are moving to criminalise the undercover work of animal activists. Siobhan O’Sullivan believes the laws are bad news for democracy.

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As our major trading partners expand their legal procurement-linked industry policies, Australia is swimming against the tide by voluntarily abandoning its own, writes Elizabeth Thurbon.

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Instead of banning burqas and niqabs from Parliament, politicians should embrace the garments, which would allow them to sleep and eat their ear wax undetected, writes Geoffrey Brahm Levey.

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The International Criminal Court is falling short on promises to prosecute sexual and gender-based violence, Professor Louise Chappell will argue in a public lecture on 9 October.

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We cannot accept a world where women are considered the collateral damage of war, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told a symposium attended by UNSW experts.

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It's possible that foreign aid might do a better job at buying influence and deterring aggression than spending $12 billion on new jet fighters, writes Adam Lockyer.

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If crime rates are falling, why has NSW recorded its highest ever rate of imprisonment, and where's the evidence that it's worth the extra cost, asks Eileen Baldry.

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How far should we go to save species from extinction? A new field of research is questioning the ethical and cultural limits of conservation efforts.

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The key problem facing Labor leader Bill Shorten is one he has in common with every past leader: remaining true to Labor values, while adapting them to a changing Australia, writes Mark Rolfe.

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