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To help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions (established August 1949) the International Red Cross ran an essay competition on the importance of international humanitarian law.  The following is the winning essay by Sarah Horan, a final year Media & Communications/Law student at the University of Melbourne, on the the development of international humanitarian law since the establishment of the Geneva Conventions.

Maestro Richard Bonynge AO, CBE has been chosen by the Faculty of the VCA and Music at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Friends’ Society as the recipient of the 2009 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to music in Australia.

A new study confirms controversial findings that ice ages may have ended due to warmer summers in both northern and southern hemispheres, not just the northern hemisphere as was previously believed.

While most people can name their favourite wine, they can now discover the science behind their tastebuds’ preference at a unique wine tasting event.

Sir Howard Davies, the Director of the London School of Economics will ask whether central banks around the world could have helped head off the GFC in this years David Finch Lecture on Thursday August 13.

Former Australian Foreign Minister and President and CEO of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, Gareth Evans has joined the University of Melbourne as an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences in the Faculty of Arts.

Former PM John Howard to give Melbourne media lecture Former Prime Minister of Australia John Howard will give a public lecture at the University of Melbourne on the topic ‘Politics and the Media: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ next Tuesday 4 August at 6pm.   In a rare public appearance since leaving office, Mr Howard will examine the relationship between politics and the media in a lecture hosted by the University’s Centre for Advanced Journalism.

Former Prime Minister Mr John Howard recently delivered a public lecture at the University of Melbourne on the role of the media in covering politics. The lecture was hosted by the University’s Centre for Advanced Journalism.