Academic wins esteemed Critic and Conscience award

University of Otago Professor of Politics Robert Patman has been recognised for his outstanding commitment to educating the public and decision-makers about issues relating to international relations.

Professor Patman has been named the winner of the 2024 Critic and Conscience of Society Award.

The award, sponsored by the philanthropic trust The Gama Foundation and administered by Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara, recognises an academic’s role under the Education and Training Act 2020 to act as the critic and conscience of society. It encourages academics to provide expert commentary on important issues affecting the New Zealand community and future generations.

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