Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies is advancing the security of Aotearoa, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.

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We offer New Zealand's only specialist education in defence and security studies. Our programmes give you real-world knowledge and experience that will make you highly employable. You can take programmes at undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate level. Study by distance or on campus in Palmerston North.

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Research expertise

Our multidisciplinary research offers a critical analysis of the nexus of power, law, human rights, and political resistance. It also looks at the impact of violence, securitisation and coercion on individuals, groups and nations.

Defence and security research

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Staff

Rouben Azizian

Head of Centre for Defence and Security Studies - Rouben Azizian

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Careers at Massey

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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The Centre for Defence and Security Studies is a department of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University.

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Awards

NZ Women of Influence Awards 2018

Dr Negar Partow was a finalist in the NZ Women of Influence Awards 2018 (Diversity Category) for work with refugees and in human rights, and her contribution to education in global security and geo-political discussion.

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Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey