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"Free and equal": human rights in the global imagination

Historian Prof Mark Philip Bradley examines the origins of the concept of human rights. He also discusses the development of a language around this construct. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez. “The Reagan people weren't particularly interested in human rights at all but they begin to realise...
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Tender truths: the real costs of letting the private sector deliver public services

Public policy experts Prof John Alford and Assoc Prof Janine O’Flynn discuss the hidden costs and long-term effects of outsourcing important public services to for-profit firms in the private sector. Listen in full
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Easy to say, easy to like: people's names and the impressions they make

Social psychologist Dr Simon Laham discusses his research linking the pronounceability of a person’s name with perceptions of likeability, and what this might mean for a person's access to opportunities.
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I'm all ears: improving your organization through active listening

Human resources management expert Associate Professor Avraham Kluger explains what's wrong with conventional employee appraisal methods in the corporate world, and posits that truly listening to one's workers is good for business. Presented by Jennifer Cook.
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Damned if you do: How gender colors perceptions in negotiations

Professor of Management Mara Olekalns discusses the complicated effects of gender in negotiations, how women can be disadvantaged when negotiating on their own behalf, and what they can do about it. Mara Olekalns' expertise is within the fields of negotiation and conflict resolution. Her research...