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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

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!

Winston Peters opens 53rd Otago Foreign Policy School

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

The Director of this year’s University of Otago Foreign Policy School, Professor Robert Patman, says last weekend’s event was the most successful and best attended that he has been involved in.

Politics Students Association (POLSA)

Friday, 8 June 2018

POLSA was established by students who recognized a lack of student support and open intra-departmental communication. We believe that if we come together, our university experience can be enriched! Chuck us a like to keep up to date with the latest social and academic events relevant to all Pols students. Don't forget to sign up if you want a say in how this group runs, and for discounts in ticketed events!

Why we still take Karl Marx seriously

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

It is not surprising that there is today renewed interest in the thought of Karl Marx, whose 200th birthday is celebrated on the 5th of May. After all, there are uncanny similarities between the condition of global capitalism today and what it was in the late 19th century, when his writings found a ready audience even in far-flung New Zealand.

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Professor Janine Hayward, New Zealand Politics

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Professor Janine Hayward, New Zealand Politics

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