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By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Chalmers is in the driver’s seat as another Labor government copes with an economic crisis – very different from the GFC, but similar in being driven by circumstances not of the government’s making.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Asress Adimi Gikay, Senior Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation and Law, Brunel University London
The latest generation of artificial intelligence (AI), such as ChatGPT, will revolutionise the way we live and work. AI technologies could significantly improve education, healthcare, transport and welfare. But there are downsides, too: jobs…The Conversation (Full Story)
By 'H' Patten, Associate Lecturer in African Caribbean Dance, Goldsmiths, University of London
Growing up in Birmingham in the early 1960s, I am part of the African Caribbean generation that migrated to Britain between the 1940s and 1980s. Commonly known as the “Windrush generation”, our arrival in the UK marked a significant turning point in the country’s social, artistic and economic landscape.

Back in those days, nights out in Birmingham revolved around paid entry into “blues”…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Marcel Plichta, PhD Candidate , University of St Andrews
Mateja Peter, Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews
As clashes continue between the Sudanese military and rapid support forces, the current and historic role of foreign governments in Sudanese affairs is under close examination.

Unsurprisingly, the Sudan conflict has amplified concernsThe Conversation (Full Story)

By Albert Kobina Mensah, Research scientist in soil remediation and mining sector sustainability, Ruhr University Bochum
Artisanal small-scale mining has been practised in Ghana for over a century. In 2018, small-scale miners generated 2.1 million ounces of gold, accounting for 43.1% of total gold production in the country. The sector employs 60% of Ghana’s mining workforce.

But…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Max Mauro, Lecturer - Department of Communication and Journalism, Bournemouth University
Raúl Martínez-Corcuera, Lecturer, Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya
The extent of the abuse suffered by Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior shows how enduringly unresponsive the country’s legal system, sporting officials and media have been.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Beth Gazley, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Georgia authorities have filed charges against Network for Strong Communities trustees. The nonprofit opposes the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, which protesters call ‘Cop City.’The Conversation (Full Story)
By Molly Ott, Associate Professor of Higher & Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University
Thomas Zimmerman, PhD Candidate in Higher Education, Rutgers University
Students told researchers that the cost of going to a for-profit college changed over time and eventually became too much to bear.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Mario Higa, Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies, Middlebury
Astrud Gilberto didn’t set out to be an ambassador of bossa nova, the laid-back Brazilian musical genre with rhythms recognizable to music lovers around the world.

According to Gilberto, who died on June 5, 2023, at the age of 83, she wasn’t expecting to be on the 1964 recording of “The…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Joanne M. Pierce, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross
People are congregating in Missouri after news spread that the exhumed body of a nun had not decayed four years after her death. There is a long history to these claims.The Conversation (Full Story)
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