'The Politics of Compassion: Combatting Xenophobic Nationalism with Empathy, Altruism, and a Relational View of Security'

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Professor Kevin Clements outlines the varieties of “pathological politics"--phenomena he identifies as a global problem in the 21st century. He then describes what a “politics of compassion” might look like. Professor Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago.

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Speakers: Kevin Clements, John Gledhill