February 2023

14
Feb
2023

'A different kind of weapon?': Nonviolent action and the protection of civilians in violent conflict

Felicity Gray

Drawing on case studies from violent conflicts around the world, this presentation explores the uses of nonviolent action for the protection of civilians in violent conflict.

Closeup image of artwork commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Twickenham, UK by Andy Scott from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twickenham,_Human_Rights_07.jpg (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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16
Feb
2023

The VAT laggard: a comparative history of U.S. resistance to national consumption taxes

Ajay K. Mehrotra

This project explores why the U.S.A. continues to reject a national consumption tax despite several attempts at adopting such a levy.

Image of the letters VAT on stacks of coins by Marco Verch Professional Photographer from https://flic.kr/p/2cS1H3w (CC BY 2.0)

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21
Feb
2023

70 days in Canberra: how Australia shut its border to COVID-19

Nick Coatsworth

Investigating the causal influence of Australia’s pandemic governance ecosystem.

Image of Adelaide airport deserted in pandemic times by Michael Coghlan from https://flic.kr/p/2jvAaBM (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

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