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  • Podcast: Election 2020—Key social media trends

    With New Zealand’s general election heating up, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Wellington Faculties of Humanities and Social Science and Education Professor Jennifer Windsor sits down with Dr Mona Krewel and Professor Jack Vowles, from the University’s globally ranked Political Science and International Relations programme, to talk about their research project analysing data from hundreds of social media posts by political parties and top election candidates.

  • Sekhar Bandyopadhyay appointed Emeritus Professor

    Congratulations to Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay who has been awarded the status of Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.