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Global Issues

The Global Issues program examines themes that lie at the intersection of global political trends and Australia’s interests, specifically US foreign policy, global migration & multilateral institutions.

The program has published ground-breaking papers on diasporas, the provision of consular assistance to Australians overseas, and Australia’s asylum-seeker policy.

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Australia in the UN Security Council

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Richard Gowan reviews Australia’s time as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Gowan argues that while it has not changed the world, Australia has acquitted itself well, bringing extra rigour and professionalism to the Council’s debates.

What's wrong with TED talks?

'Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol' is how Benjamin Bratton defines the TED talk. Since we've featured so many TED talks on The Interpreter over the years, it's worth also noting this critique. Credit also to TED for hosting it: [youtube:Yo5cKRmJaf0#t=11

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