UNSW Arts and Social Sciences

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UNSW’s University Preparation Program was a stepping stone to a new sense of purpose for Liam Connolly O'Donnell.

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Former headmaster of Sydney Grammar School and respected classical scholar John Vallance will join UNSW as Honorary Professor for the Public Understanding of the Humanities.

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It's a quarter century since Bill Ashcroft published The Empire Writes Back, a wryly named text that launched the field of postcolonial literary studies. But in an era of refugees, race tensions and cultural conflict, the work is as relevant as ever.

Syrian refugee

Compassion alone is no substitute for a balanced, considered approach to refugee policy, writes Alan Dupont.

Syrian refugees

Random bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria will not help ease the suffering of the Syrian people, writes Anthony Billingsley.

school boys

While more school autonomy has its merits, there is no evidence to suggest it lifts a school’s performance, writes Scott Eacott.

China flag

Two key reports offer a taste of the forthcoming defence white paper, writes Alan Dupont.

Robot

The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots is misguided and perhaps even reckless, writes Jai Galliott.

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