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Marcel Zentveld-Wale GDipArts, MA, PGDipArts, BA(Hons)


School of People, Environment and Planning

I have worked at Massey for the past nine years, starting out at the (then) School of History, Philosophy and Classical Studies, and the School of People, Environment and Planning, before coming to CDSS. In that time I have taught on a range of subjects, from philosophy, politics and international relations, to conflict, strategic and security studies. I hold academic qualifications in political science, philosophy, classical studies and economics from Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, and am currently working towards a PhD at the University of Auckland. My research interests include political and security theory and the ethics of armed conflict, particularly as it applies to the issue of terrorism.

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Contact details

  • Location: 6.22, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Manawatu


  • Graduate Diploma in Arts - Massey University (2013)
  • Master of Arts - Massey University (2012)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts - Massey University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Victoria University (2008)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Concept of Security; Terrorism and Political Violence; Ethics of Armed Conflict.


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Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Ethics (220100): Ethical Theory (220305): Philosophy (220300): Philosophy And Religious Studies (220000):
Political Science (160600): Political Theory and Political Philosophy (160609): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 200.301 Contemporary International Conflict
  • 294.180 Introduction to Security Studies
  • 294.381 Terrorism and Political Violence