Tuesday, 30 July 2019 12:11pm
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.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 9:32am
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.
Monday, 29 April 2019 10:10am
Five members of the United States Senate took the time to visit the University of Otago during their time in New Zealand earlier this month.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 2:45pm
Seventeen University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018 7:06pm
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.
Friday, 8 June 2018 12:21pm
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Tuesday, 5 June 2018 9:45am
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.
Monday, 4 June 2018 8:40am
The Department of Politics has had an exceptional 18 months (2017-2018) in producing a raft of PhDs and an outstanding MA (by thesis). Altogether, ten PhDs (primarily supervised by staff in Politics), plus another PhD in which staff played a secondary supervisory role, graduated – the most ever in the 51-year history of the Department.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 9:18am
The department of politics at the University of Otago celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. This is the 11th in a series of reflections on politics over the past 50 years. This month Vicki A. Spencer looks at the refugee crisis and the UN’s 1967 Protocol.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 1:38pm
The 2017 general election is likely to be remembered for two things: the extraordinary rise of Jacinda Ardern from deputy Labour Party leader to Prime Minister, and as the first MMP election when the largest party did not form the government, writes the Head of Otago’s Department of Politics Professor Janine Hayward.