School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI)

The three disciplines within the School and the Centre for Strategic Studies represent important fields of study, each with their own set of concepts and perspectives. Many students take courses in each of them. Graduates develop skills in critical and creative thinking, leadership, communication and research.

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Events

May29History Programme Seminar: Official Occasions and Vernacular Voices: New Zealand's British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1950-1990
Date: 29 May 2015
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
This seminar presentation examines the British Empire/Commonwealth Games held in Auckland (1950, 1990) and Christchurch… Read more
May29Public LecturesTo Heal a Nation: Centenary of the Armenian Genocide
Date: 29 May 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT2)
Public talk by Dr. Maria Armoudian, University of AucklandIntroduced by: Dr. Jana Von Stein, Victoria… Read more
Jul24-26ConferencesSociety for Philosophy & Culture: International 'Mind, Body and Self' conference
Date: 24–26 July 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus
Call for papers and scholarship available. Read more

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News

15 April 2015 Parliamentary interns
Fourteen Political Science and International Relations interns are currently being hosted by Parliament.  Read more
19 March 2015 University Challenge
After an absence of many years, the University Challenge television series has been resurrected and is now on Prime television. Read more
2 March 2015 New Zealand's Iraq Deployment: Motivations and Interests
Robert Ayson, Professor of Strategic Studies, talked to a Diplosphere forum at Parliament House. Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School

ken-perszyk Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI).
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Research

The Political Science journal is edited in the Political Science and International Relations Programme.
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Staff Highlight

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"The struggle over power occurs everywhere - in Parliament and courts, but also in public culture, popular culture and even between individuals." Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations Programme. Read more

180-point Master's degrees

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study that only takes one calendar year?
Check out our specialised Master's degrees »

Josh Wright is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and an International Relations major

Confronting a wide spectrum of ideas was all part of studying at Victoria for international relations student Josh Wright. He relished the fierce debates that naturally developed in class. Watch Josh’s story.

Postgraduate Student Profile

vanessa-scholes-handbook"Philosophy forces me to examine and critique the reasons behind ethical argument - including my own." Vanessa Scholes, PhD candidate in Philosophy. Read more

 

Research Seminars

Programme Research Seminars are held regularly during Trimesters 1 and 2.

The Maurice Goldsmith Lecture 2015 was given by Professor Frank Jackson (Australian National University), 'The Implementation Problem for Ethics'

See video of lecture.