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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

Seven inaugural Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chair appointments to mark 150th

Monday, 30 September 2019

In a new initiative, the University is celebrating its internationally acclaimed scholars by creating a prestigious new role - the Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chair (Poutoko Taiea).

Politics Spring Lecture Series 2019

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The 2019 Politics Spring Lecture Series features a series of four panel discussions featuring topical politcal issues. These panel discussions will run over four dates from September through to October.

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.

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Professor Janine Hayward, New Zealand Politics

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Professor Janine Hayward, New Zealand Politics

50 mins