Malcolm Fraser: a giant of the Commonwealth

By Dr Sue Onslow, senior research fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. On 27 March 2015, Australians gathered to pay their respects to former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in a state funeral following the politician’s death late last week. As Singaporeans prepare to do the same for Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday, the Commonwealth can reflect on the contribution… Continue reading Malcolm Fraser: a giant of the Commonwealth

#PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct

The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation in association with The Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Imperial War Museum warmly invites you to the  NZ-UK Link Foundation Inaugural Annual Lecture. Speaker: Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War (All Souls College, University of Oxford) When George V addressed the British empire shortly after… Continue reading #PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct

Pick of the Week: Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

This event marks the launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites. While human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates, 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change