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New Zealand Election Panel

Public lecture

1.30-3pm, Friday 1 December

Burns 1

Chair: Dr Bryce Edwards

As the dust settles on the 2017 General Election, our panel of experts will give their analysis of the election campaign, results and government formation process.

For an audio recording of this panel please click here (starts at 10.40min).


Dr Bryce Edwards

Political Commentator

Dr Bryce Edwards, formerly of the University of Otago Politics Department, is a Wellington-based political commentator and analyst. He is the editor of Critical Politics ( a project focused on researching, analysing, and communicating New Zealand politics and society, all from a critical point of view.

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Associate Professor Jennifer Curtin

Director, University of Auckland Public Policy Institute
University of Auckland

Jennifer Curtin is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. She is also the Director of Auckland’s new Public Policy Institute. Her research focuses on comparative political institutions and representation, New Zealand politics, and women and rugby union. Jennifer is co-investigator on the New Zealand Election Study and has co-authored or co-edited, and contributed to, a number of books and special issues dedicated to Australian and New Zealand policy and politics. Her research on gender politics in New Zealand features in numerous international journals and presses, and she is regular contributor to media discussions on these topics.

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Dr Maria Bargh

Head of Te Kawa a Maui/School of Maori Studies
Victoria University of Wellington

Her research focuses on Māori politics, economy and resource management. Her work includes, A Hidden Economy: Māori in the Privatised Military Industry (2015), edited collections Māori in Parliament (2010) and Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism (2007).

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Associate Professor Grant Duncan

School of People, Environment and Planning
Massey University