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PolSci lecturer takes top teacher award
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 29 Aug 2014

The Department of Political Sciences is proud to announce that Dr Gerhard Wolmarans has been named the 2014 UP Humanities Lecturer of the Year.

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PolSci HoD takes up visiting chair at Uppsala University
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 29 Aug 2014

Professor Maxi Schoeman took up the 2014 Claude Ake Visiting Chair in the university's Department of Peace and Conflict Research this month.

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Invitation: Model United Nations debate
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 27 Aug 2014

The Department of Political Sciences of the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to its annual Model United Nations Debate on 17 September.

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PolSci student spotlight
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 26 Aug 2014

Political Sciences honours student Nastasha Hibbard recently attended a symposium on conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation at the International Peace and Security Institute in Bologna, Italy.

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Opinion: Private sector must address challenges of the 21st century
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 25 Aug 2014

The recently released Corporate Governance Index 2014 provides a worrying snapshot of the state of business performance in SA, writes Political Sciences Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti in Business Day.

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Public seminar: Rethinking development
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 20 Aug 2014

GovInn, the Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Human Economy Programme at the University of Pretoria invite you to attend the Rethinking Development Public Seminar Series presentation by Charles Eisenstein on 8 September.

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Student perspective: A trip to the Azerbaijan, land of fire
Ella Abatan
Posted on 19 Aug 2014

Ms Ella Abatan, a masterís student and assistant lecturer in the Department of Political Sciences, recently visited Azerbaijan as part of a 12-day cultural exchange.

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Report-back: Global economic governance workshop
Sungani Phiri
Posted on 19 Aug 2014

The Department of Political Sciences, in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs, hosted a two-week winter school on global economic governance on the UP campus from 4 to 15 August.

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PolSci student wins national award
Sungani Phiri
Posted on 19 Aug 2014

The Political Sciences Department is proud to announce that our alumna, Shanna Nienaber, has been awarded the 2014 South African Association of Political Studiesí award for best master's dissertation.

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Call for applications: Internship at SAIIA
Department of Political Sciences
Posted on 19 Aug 2014

Applications are now open for the 2015 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung International Affairs Internship at the South African Institute for International Affairs.

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Re-thinking development: finding peace on Earth
Louise de Bruin
Posted on 06 Jun 2014

It was fitting, on World Environment Day, for UP to host Dr Vandana Shiva, who has been acclaimed by Time magazine as an "environmental hero". Dr Shiva, speaking on "Re-thinking development in the 21st century', had a full house at the 5 June event.

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