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Watch it on ABC!

“Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Peace in Sri Lanka” GILBERTO ALGAR-FARIA Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney and PhD Candidate at the University of Bristol Broadcasts: ABC – 11am Monday 27th October ABC News24 – Saturday November 2nd ABC Big Ideas – CLICK HERE to watch online Building on first-hand recent experience […]

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Middle East peace: combative Sydney academic speaks up for Palestine

An Australian professor is at the heart of a Middle East peace conference that has gone largely unreported in the west, writes Nikki Barrowclough. First published in The Guardian on Tuesday 14 January 2014. It is currently facing technical issues. Professor Stuart Rees spoke at a conference in Doha last month. Photograph: Dean Lewis/AAP   One […]

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Pursuing Freedom: Democracy, Human Rights and the University’s “Dalai Lama Scandal”

There appears to be a tension between economic interests and freedom of speech. We see it in the daily influence of corporations’ ownership of the media. In early April, we saw it on our own home ground: the internationally renowned University of Sydney’s Institute for Democracy and Human Rights cancelled an event to be held […]

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Why boycotting Israel matters

By Antony Loewenstein. First published in ABC’s The Drum on 18 December 2012. An academic boycott of Israeli universities isn’t an attack on freedom of speech. The evidence tells us these institutions are key battlegrounds for breaches of international law towards the Palestinians, argues Antony Loewenstein. New Zealand’s $20 billion national pension fund announced this […]

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