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The Politics Programme at the University of Otago issues Climate Change declaration

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 11:32am

Following discussion at recent staff meetings and participation in the Climate Strike Movement, the Politics Programme unanimously agreed to support the Climate Strike Movement and to issue a declaration on climate change.

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Opinion: STV – Making your vote count in local elections

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:59am

Otago Politics Professor Janine Hayward offers some advice as you put pen to voting paper over the coming weeks.

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Seven inaugural Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chair appointments to mark 150th

Monday, 30 September 2019 3:22pm

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

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Politics Spring Lecture Series 2019

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 2:15pm

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.

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New paper for pre-Christmas Summer School

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.

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Global attention as US Senators visit Otago

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.

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University of Otago announces academic promotions

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 2:45pm

Seventeen University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.

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Winston Peters opens 53rd Otago Foreign Policy School

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.

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Politics Students Association (POLSA)

Friday, 8 June 2018 12:21pm

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!

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Why we still take Karl Marx seriously

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.