Playing by the rules

Monday, 16 November 2009

Winthrop Professor Alex Coram suggests that economic theorists cannot be blamed for the global financial crisis and that, for the situation to improve, we may have to start thinking about things in a radically different way …

Winthrop Professor Lyler Palmer

Bright future for genetics

Friday, 13 November 2009

At the opening of the Centre for Genetic Epidemiology on 1 October 2009, Winthrop Professor Lyler Palmer spoke of an extraordinary – even transcendent – time in the history of bioscience.  This is an edited version of the speech.

We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in our ability to understand the causes of common disease, powered by a genomics revolution.

Kim Beazley

Shift in thinking needed

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Security in the time zone shared by Western Australia and 60 per cent of the world's population is the concern here of Former Defence Minister, now Australia's Ambassador Designate to the United States of America, Professor Kim Beazley. Professor Beazley is also Professorial Fellow of Political Science and International Relations at The University of Western Australia.

Alan Robson

No quick fix to a knowledge economy

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia, writes about the opportunities and challenges - and suggests some likely solutions - for higher education in globalised economies.

No place like zone

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Dr Michael Chaney AO, discusses the significance of Australia's western seaboard in the new world order.

Sue Boyd

Governments don’t have all the answers

Saturday, 7 November 2009

The role of citizen diplomacy in the time zone Western Australia shares with 60 per cent of the world's population is the concern of Sue Boyd, President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (WA Branch).

Barry Marshall

Viruses sans frontières

Saturday, 7 November 2009

International collaboration and technology in response to pandemics is essential, argues Professor Barry Marshall AC. Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Marshall is Co-Director of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training.

David Hodgkinson

Can Obama change the climate?

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Co-author of Global Climate Change - Australian Law and Policy and a Visiting Fellow in UWA's Law School, David Hodgkinson, believes governments have several options for mitigating climate change.

Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson

Broad curriculum music to my ears

Monday, 2 November 2009

Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson, Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music, on an opportunity for vigorous debate over educational philosophy and its implementation: 

Developing courses of study in preparation for the University's new course structure has provided opportunity for vigorous debate over educational philosophy and its implementation.

Krishna Sen

Diplomatic language

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Professor Krishna Sen, UWA's Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, on last week's move by the Prime Minister in vetoing the nomination of Mr Borrowman, a successful career diplomat, as Australia’s next Ambassador to Germany, on the grounds that he was not fluent in the German language ...