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Professor Sujatha Fernandes writes about her joint appoitment to the Department of Political Economy and Sociology & Social Policy, including the journey that took her from The University of Sydney to Queens College and the Graduate Center (City University of New York) and back.
GEORGE Gittoes was honoured with the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize at Sydney Town Hall earlier this month for his 45 years’ work exposing injustice as a humanist artist, activist and filmmaker.
Paris is not the be-all and end-all for global climate change action, writes Lisette Collins for Huffington Post Australia.
The hypocrisy of the West is not to blame for terrorist attacks but thinking that way strengthens Islamic State's hold on the narrative, writes Hussain Nadim in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Lobbying politicians in Australia has not brought them into line with international opinion on the Israel-Palestine issue. A new campaign aims to turn that around, writes Jake Lynch for New Matilda.
Congratulations to Patricia Garcia, from the University of Sydney’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), who has been named as one of the 16 finalists from New South Wales for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards.
Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the Australian Political Studies Association Women and Politics prize is presented biennially for the best essay on the topic of women and politics broadly defined. The winner is decided by a committee established by the Women’s Caucus of APSA.
Final report on the civil-military response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak has been published[26 October 2015]
Today, the Marie Bashir Institute and Centre for International Security Studies are pleased to release the final report of Saving Lives: The Civil-Military Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa.
Syrian refugees are running from Assad rather than ISIS[25 October 2015]
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, rather than ISIS, appears to be a major cause of initial movement of refugees out of Syria, writes Suraina Pasha for Huffington Post Australia.
More technology doesn't mean less inequality[25 October 2015]
Policymakers who dream of digital technologies as the quick fix to their development problem need to think twice, writes Dr Aim Sinpeng in The Conversation.
Public Credit Rating Agencies: Increasing Capital Investment and Lending Stability in Volatile Markets[12 October 2015]
Whether it be a sovereign debt crisis or housing bubble, credit ratings often emerge has having a role in creating the conditions conducive to an economic or financial crisis. Why? Dr Susan Schroeder's new book examines the functions and malfunction of credit ratings, or, more generally, assessments of credit risk.