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In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

Statement of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

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Peace in Aotearoa New Zealand: Past, present, future

A Conference to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Founding of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 November 2019, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Details of the conference and the call for papers

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An interview and an article featuring Professor Kevin Clements, our Founding Director

Professor Kevin Clements, our Founding Director, in a Radio New Zealand interview about a call for gun amnesty

Journal of Peacebuilding and Development on "Authoritarian Populism and Atavistic Nationalism", edited by Professor Kevin Clements, our Founding Director

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10th Anniversary Lectures

Reconceptualising Peace and Conflict Theory as an ideology towards understanding domestic violence in Samoa Lecture by Dr Michael Fusi Ligaliga

To truly stand in solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch Mosque Massacre, we must recognise our failings

A statement from staff and students from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

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Prestigious Peace Studies award for retired Professor

Thursday, 24 June 2021 2:01pm

Retired Foundation Director of Otago’s National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Professor Kevin Clements has been awarded the prestigious International Studies Association’s (ISA) 2022 Distinguished Scholar Award in its Peace Studies Section.

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Hau Kainga studentship an ‘incredible blessing’

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:34am

A University of Otago tauira has left an incredible gift for her Kapiti Coast hapū following a studentship filled with research and reconnection.

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Complex yet critical discussions to be had at conference

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 2:07pm

From hate speech to terrorism, regulation to misinformation, social media’s impact on democracy will take centre stage at a University of Otago conference this month.

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Pandemic response creates perfect storm for self-harm and domestic violence – Otago study

Monday, 1 February 2021 10:34am

Lockdowns and social distancing may be key to stopping the spread of COVID-19, but they are having other, deadly, effects too, a University of Otago study highlights.