Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance. In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty. He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance
Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what
it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers
an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.
Chief Executive Officer Peter Zurzolo highlights the achievements of the Future Farm Industries CRC as it reaches the end of its seven year funding (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.