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The Politics Programme welcomes a range of national and international visitors to campus each year. Our visitors are invited to present seminars, open lectures, or contribute to the teaching and research activities of the Programme.

View our upcoming public lectures and research seminars here.


  • Professor Zhang Qingmin (School of International Studies, Peking University, China)


  • Bonnie Glaser (Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington D.C.)
  • Professor David McNally (University of York, Canada)
  • Ambassador Wendy Hinton (New Zealand's Ambassador to Poland and Ukraine)
  • Dr David Neilson (University of Waikato)
  • Professor Alex Tan (HoD, Political Science & International Relations, University of Canterbury)
  • Dr Aidan Hehir (Univeristy of Westminster)
  • Professor Toshihiro Nakayama (Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Chair 2017, Victoria University)
  • Associate Professor Jennifer Curtin (University of Auckland)
  • Rebecca Kitteridge (New Zealand Security Intelligence Service)
  • Professor Alexander Gillespie (University of Waikato)
  • Dr Nigel Parsons (Massey University)
  • Lowell Manning (President, Basic Income New Zealand)
  • Associate Professor Jason Roy (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada)
  • Sir Michael Leigh (Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund (GMF))
  • Associate Professor Bao Yang (Chongqing University of Technology)
  • Elina Noor (Director of Foreign Policy at Malaysia's Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS Malaysia))
  • Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations)


  • Dr Stephen Acremen - Summer School Lecturer
  • Mr Eldad Beck (Journalist for Yedioth Ahronoth - Israeli daily newspaper)
  • Mr Michalis Rokas (Charge d'Affaires of the European Union Delegation to NZ)
  • Douglas Porch, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey
  • Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations)
  • Mr Charles Rowe (Te Puni Kokiri, Ministry for Maori Development)
  • Associate Professor Giovanna Dell'Orto (School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota)
  • Dr Andreas Reitzig (Lingua language school)


  • Professor Christine Trampusch (University of Cologne)
  • Dr David Burke (University of Cambridge) - Summer School Lecturer
  • Dr Alister Miskimmon (Royal Holloway University of London)
  • Professor Ben O'Loughlin (Royal Holloway University of London)
  • Professor Dr Hans Illy (University of Freiburg)
  • Michelle Andrews (Faculty, MacEwan University, Edmonton)
  • Professor Patrick Koellner (University of Kiel)
  • Professor Nirmal Goswami (Texas A&M University-Kingsville)
  • Professor Steven Livingston (George Washington University)
  • Professor Meliha Altunisik (Middle East Technical University) - William Evans Visiting Fellow
  • Dr Ann Brower (Lincoln University)
  • Professor Jane Kelsey (Auckland University)
  • His Excellency Mr Rob Zaagman (Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands)

Previous Visitors

2011 - 2012 Visitors (PDF)

2013 - 2014 Visitors (PDF)

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