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Robert G Patman


University of Otago


Robert Patman is one of the University of Otago’s Inaugural Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chairs and a specialist in international relations. He is Director of the Master of International Studies (MIntSt) programme. He has authored or edited 14 books with the most recent being a co-edited volume titled New Zealand’s Foreign Policy under the Jacinda Ardern Government: Facing the Challenge of a Disrupted World (World Scientific Publishing, March 2024). Robert is Honorary Professor of the New Zealand Defence Command and Staff College and makes regular contributions to the national and global media on international issues. He is also the winner of the New Zealand Universities’ 2024 Critic and Conscience of Society Award.

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