UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

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China’s experiences of urbanisation and migration, child welfare, ageing and disability will be among the research presented at the Chinese Social Policy Workshop at UNSW next week. 

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A presentation about the age of automation, the promise of more leisure time and what makes a 'good life' will launch Australia's pre-eminent conference on social policy at UNSW next week. 

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Nations can only achieve sustainable peace when they deal with the past, a leading researcher will tell a global development conference at UNSW.

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The Hon Adrian Piccoli is joining UNSW Sydney as director of a newly created institute for education, based in the University’s Arts & Social Sciences’ School of Education.

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For sex workers, legal, cultural and social discourse is characterised by prurience, titillation, outrage and disgust – all the hallmarks of stigma, writes Zahra Zsuzsanna Stardust.

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After years of neglect, living conditions in China's state-run orphanages have greatly improved but challenges remain. A UNSW panel on 9 August will discuss what the future hold for the country's orphans. 

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While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien. 

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For UNSW alumna and NITV Political Correspondent Nakari Thorpe, NAIDOC Week is an important opportunity to learn more about the role Indigenous Australians play in the community.

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A leading expert on democratic theory, Professor Ashutosh Varshney, will contrast India’s democracy with its unsteady record of liberal freedoms at a free public lecture at UNSW on 12 July.

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Two very different stories about forced migration and detention will be the focus of a Sydney Film Festival panel featuring UNSW's Su Goldfish and Iranian-Dutch director Arash Kamali Sarvestani.

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