• The challenge of the contemporary university

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 19, 2019

    Professor James Arvanitakis argues that universities must consciously train graduates to be active, engaged, empowered and committed citizens, as well as pursuing traditional scholarship, if the world’s ‘wicked problems’ are to be addressed in time.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: The third Democratic debate

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 14, 2019

    The latest televised debate between challengers for the Democrat ticket produced some heated exchanges on healthcare, immigration, Donald Trump and other hot button issues, but will it shift voting intentions?

  • Arvanitakis on American politics

    James Arvanitakis     |      September 7, 2019

    The race for the American presidency is already hotting up, with Democratic contenders vying for the chance to challenge the incumbent. Professor James Arvanitakis is in the USA and assess their chances of success in the light of Trump’s popularity in middle America.

  • Power, politics and art

    James Arvanitakis     |      August 17, 2019

    James Arvanitakis and Alix Beattie of Western Sydney University argue that the hostile reaction to a controversial Bondi mural highlights the rise of a new conservative political correctness.

  • Are tech companies using data in more ethical ways?

    James Arvanitakis     |      December 1, 2018

    Technology firms generate their huge profits from the vast amounts of data they harvest from their users, so have they really changed their ways to protect user data from abuse in the light of recent scandals? New research suggests that while their rhetoric has changed, the reality has not.

  • Developing data rights for all Australians

    James Arvanitakis     |      August 3, 2018

    It is time to examine the strengths and limitations of the Australian approach to data security and what other structures might be required to protect consumers in an ever more data-centric economy.