The latest publication in our Perspectives series (released May 2016), Dr Edward Nik-Khah's Smoke and Thalidomide is an enthralling examination of the power of economists - and their constructed institutions - in the mobilisation of the US pharmaceutical regulatory system in the 1970s, and their continued influence in how the industry controls our knowledge about drugs today.
Dr Nik Khah will be speaking at a series of public events in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne in May/June 2016.
Is the economy the 'foundation of everything' in public discourse? Join us in conversation with visiting US scholar Dr Edward Nik-Khah and Professor Anna Yeatman, discussing 'economics imperialism' from its roots in neoliberalism through to its contemporary implications.
Tuesday 31 May 2016 at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
Wednesday 1 June 2016 at Stanley Burbury Theatre, Hobart. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
Thursday 2 June 2016 at the Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
We are often quick to text a donation or share a status when a crisis or disaster occurs, but do we ever look deeply at how effective those International NGOs are, and how they are shaping a new global environment?
Our latest Perspectives paper 'The Role of International NGOs: The International Crisis Group as a Case Study' by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans examines how non-state actors are increasingly of more importance in the prevention and resolution of crisis and conflict.
In 1975, the year the Racial Discrimination Act was introduced by the Whitlam Government, Australia's population was just over 13.5 million. Fast forward 40 years and 24 million people now call Australia home, living in relative harmony in a rich and vibrantly multicultural society.
Examining the role of legislation in catalysing and embedding social change, The Whitlam Government and the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) by Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane explores the significance of the legislation and its enduring impact on Australian society. This paper has been published as part of our Whitlam Legacy series.
Our latest Perspectives Paper, Gough Whitlam's Vision of Social Democracy: Parliament and Party - authored by The Hon Dr Barry Jones AC - is now available.
A passionate plea for political leadership which has the gumption, intellectual power and persistence to "shatter old beliefs, look towards transcendent possibility and tell a story to be proud of", this paper takes us on a political expedition spanning several decades from the Whitlam years to the present.