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  • Is 'Big Sugar' making us sick?[29 August 2017]

    In this episode, Dr Becky Freeman from the School of Public Health speaks to Open for Discussion host, Dr Chris Neff about how clever marketing and advertising tactics, especailly in social media, make it harder to make healthy choices.


  • Confronting radical extremism[25 August 2017]

    Radicalisation and terrorism are key issues of our time. In the first episode of the Open for Discussion podcast's second season, Hussain Nadim discusses the latest research on confronting radical extremism.


  • Two years to SOAR documentary[16 August 2017]

    New USYD documentary series following five up-and-coming research stars features our very own health security expert A/Prof Adam Kamradt-Scott, and political scientist A/Prof Anika Gauja!

    Adam will be looking at how governments deal with disease outbreaks and pandemics, while Anika will be investigating why our political parties don't operate in the way that we want and need them to.


  • 2017 VC Awards for Excellence announced![1 August 2017]

    Congratulations to our 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence winners Prof Ariadne Vromen, A/Prof Catriona Elder, and A/Prof Alexandre Lefebvre!


  • Abstracts submission for SSPS HDR Research Day 2017[4 July 2017]

    The annual conference for SSPS higher degree by research (HDR) students is happening on 15 September 2017. The School is calling for abstract submissions for students who are interested to present a paper or part of their thesis. Deadline is Friday 18 August 2017.


  • Cyber 9/12 student challenge[24 May 2017]

    In the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, student teams tackle a major – fictional but realistic – cyber attack and develop policy recommendations that respond to this evolving crisis. The competition is designed to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber conflict, as well as a unique opportunity to interact with expert mentors and senior professionals in cyber security. Register now!