Arvanitakis on American politics: The debates on free speech

A few weeks ago, former President Donald Trump, put together a lawsuit aimed at the big three social media giants – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – claiming censorship and infringement of his First Amendment rights. In an in-depth interview, Constitutional Law expert and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Howard Schweber argued that the [...]

Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan – What is it all about?

I have now been writing about US politics for well over a year and it is refreshing to write about policy rather than conflict. Below is a brief analysis of Biden's infrastructure bill. I hope you enjoy it. Last week, United States President, Joe Biden, unveiled his $2 trillion ‘infrastructure plan’.  Titled “Build Back [...]

Australia’s art institutions must reflect our diversity

For most of us, it is easy to pass judgement on others while finding it difficult to reflect on ourselves. Diversity Arts Australia recently undertook a research project, Shifting the Balance, with the assistance of Western Sydney University and BYP Group. We investigated the representation of culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) Australians in leadership positions [...]

Pirate Methodologies and the Contemporary University

Over the last decade, piracy has emerged as a growing field of research covering a wide range of different phenomena, from fashion counterfeits and media piracy, through to 17th-century buccaneers and present-day pirates off the coast of Somalia. In many cases, piracy is a metaphor or an analytical perspective to understand conflicts and social [...]

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