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

Dec13Public LecturesNZIRI Samia Khatun lecture
Date: 13 December 2013
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid Building, Room 105
The New Zealand India Research Institute invites you to a public lecture by Dr Samia… Read more

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News

14 February 2014 New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust Scholarship
Applications are now open for The New Zealand Business and Parliament Trust Scholarship, a significant scholarship of $5,000 per annum, for which honours students interested in researching Parliament are eligible. Read more
27 January 2014 Simon Keller - The Age
An opinion piece by Philosopher Simon Keller has recently been published in The Age. 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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Dan Weijers, co-founder of the International Journal of Wellbeing, a journal devoted to the study of human wellbeing.
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Postgraduate Student Profile

Katie Hamilton"Studying Philosophy makes you think about the big questions in all aspects of life." Katharine Hamilton, PhD candidate in Philosophy. Read more

 

Staff Highlight

Valerie Wallace"New Zealand's constitutional review is generating interest in political and constitutional history. I look forward to contributing to that debate by exploring the influence of a distinctive strand of Scottish political thought." Valerie Wallace, Lecturer in History. Read more

Research Seminars

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

The Maurice Goldsmith Inaugural Lecture was given by Professor Philip Pettit (Princeton/Australian National University), 'Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods'.

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