Jacinda Ardern: The legacy of a leader in New Zealand and beyond
What is next for New Zealand following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern? MPP student Anne Lim examines Ardern's influence at home and abroad and the challenges facing the country's new Prime Minister.
Alumna officially elected as vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 Paraguay general elections
Alumna Soledad Nuñez Mendez (MPP 2018) has been officially elected as vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections. She is the first woman ever to be elected as a vice-presidential candidate.
In the media
Fears of deadly infection surge as China abandons zero-Covid policy
Thomas Hale warns that if China relaxes measures before achieving significant immunity in the population, it could see an unsustainable surge in infections.
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Baroness Catherine Ashton in conversation with Professor Ngaire Woods
Baroness Ashton joins Professor Ngaire Woods to share insights from her diplomatic career following the release of her book: And Then What? Inside Stories of 21st Century Diplomacy.
Bad bets, bad apples, or bad policy? Should ordeals be a policy tool of the Twenty-first Century?
Professor Carolyn Heinrich discusses the use of “ordeals”, a tool of public policy that has been used to screen out potential policy programme beneficiaries who are considered “bad bets” and “bad apples”.
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