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Missile Strikes in Syria Expose Untenable Role of UNSC

Professor Robert Patman discusses the missle strikes in Syria.

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Assoc Prof Vicki Spencer

NZ should take more refugees

Vicki Spencer looks at the refugee crisis and the UN’s 1967 Protocol.

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News and events

New paper for pre-Christmas Summer School

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new Classics paper CLAS330 Special Topic: Elections in Roman and Modern Times, will be offered on campus and by distance, with lecturers Dr Gwynaeth McIntyre (Classics), and Dr Chris Rudd (Politics), in a pre-Christmas Summer School.

Politics Spring Lecture Series 2018

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

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 but make sure you get along to the next one!

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Professor Janine Hayward, New Zealand Politics

50 mins

Professor Janine Hayward, New Zealand Politics

50 mins