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Politics Spring Lecture Series 2018

Tuesday 28 August 2018 10:31am

The Politics Spring Lecture Series 2018 has been a great sucess with amazing turn out to our panels on Exclusion and Inclusion in the Public Sphere, Resurgent Nationalism in Europe and The Labour-led Government: One year on.

This series of four, free, open to the public, lectures are sponsored by the University of Otago Department of Politics. If you missed out on attending any of the panels we have recordings of them below but make sure you get along to the next one on Monday 29th October, Inter-state rivalry in contemporary Asia!

Past Panels

The Labour-led Government: on year on

Join us for a lively panel discussion about the first year of the Labour-led government with a particular focus on leadership, reducing inequality, climate change policy, and outcomes for Māori.

Hosted by Professor Janine Hayward

Panel members:

Dr Claire Timperley Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Emily Keddell Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, University of Otago
Dr Alex Macmillan, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago
Morgan Godfery

Resurgent Nationalism in Europe

A panel of experts discuss the apparent resurgence of nationalism in Europe in its various forms (e.g. anti-EU, anti-immigrant, sub-state nationalism) and evaluates the extent of the revival of nationalism, the causes, and the implications for the future of the EU. Listen to the recording here. Watch the recording here.

Hosted by Professor Janine Hayward

Panel Members:
Associate Professor James Headley, Department of Politics
Dr Fiona Barker, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Simon Ryan, Department of Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor Mark Seymour, Department of History & Art History

Exclusion and Inclusion in the Public Sphere

Exclusion from the public sphere raises serious questions of legitimacy for any democratic society. Yet all over the world, indigenous peoples still struggle to be included on their own terms in political debate and decision-making. The experts on this panel offer their reflections on some recent cases transnationally and in New Zealand and Australia. Watch the recording here.

Hosted by Associate Professor Lisa Ellis.

Panel members:
Associate Professor Dominic O’Sullivan, Charles Sturt University
Associate Professor Kathy Smits, Auckland University
Associate Professor Vicki Spencer, Otago University