UOW expert commentary (4 June)

UOW expert commentary (4 June)

UOW academics provide expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories

Mexican election

Dr Luis Gómez Romero can provide expert commentary on the Mexican election – the largest in the country’s history, with nearly 20,000 positions at stake and 98 million citizens called to vote. He says there are two major challenges facing the new president: confronting the rampant violence in Mexican society and increasing militarisation of public life, and the deterioration of checks and balances on executive power. Dr Gómez Romero is an expert in human rights, international law and international relations. He is from the School of Law.

Trump conviction

United States constitutional law expert Professor Markus Wagner is available for interview regarding Donald Trump’s felony conviction and whether he can still run for presidency in the upcoming election. He says Trump's conviction will shake the foundations of an already fragile US political system. Professor Wagner is an internationally recognised expert in international economic law and governance, international peace and security, as well as US and Australian constitutional law. He is the Director of the Transnational Law and Policy Centre.

World Food Safety Day – Friday 7 June

In the lead up to World Food Safety Day (Friday 7 June) Professor Karen Charlton can provide expert commentary on the importance being prepared for food safety incidents, no matter how mild or severe they can be. Professor Charlton is a research dietician in the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences.

World Ocean Day – Saturday 8 June

Dr Sarah Lothian can talk about World Oceans Day (Saturday 8 June). Dr Lothian is a Lecturer and Academic Barrister at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at UOW. Dr Lothian is also the author of Marine Conservation and International Law: Legal Instruments for Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction. She is a Barrister at the New South Wales Bar.

Dr Lothian is available from Thursday 6 June.

UOW academics exercise academic freedom by providing expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing social issues and current affairs. This expert commentary reflects the views of those individual academics and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy positions of the University of Wollongong.