University impact requires criticism, rigour, bravery, education

The call for universities and academics to have impact is ­impor­tant and legitimate, and there is a strong narrative about how many in the social sciences have failed to achieve this.

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The World Health Organization is electing a new leader

Joshua Busby, Karen Grépin and Jeremy Youde tell us what we need to know (Photo: Aurelie Marrier d’Unienville/AP)

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The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the Fool

On this topic, Obama and Trump are more aligned than you might think, writes Mathew Davies. (Photo: Bloomberg)

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Call for Papers on the theme of Children and R2P

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the journal, Global Responsibility to Protect, on the theme of Children and R2P

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'60 Minutes' detention highlights women's rights issues in Lebanon

The 60 Minutes kidnapping debacle in Lebanon reminds us of the negative impact for women of sectarianism in that country, writes Vanessa Newby.

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Mathew Davies

My current research project focuses on the way in which human rights are socialised in international politics, with a particular interest in regional organisations as a key site of contestation...
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