Broadcast ‘opportunity’ for students

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University of Otago students and academics will next week contribute a 90-minute segment to an innovative international online video broadcast, commenting on the United States elections.

Dr Aidan Gnoth, of the University of Otago’s National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, who chairs the Otago segment, said this was part of an Academic Live Review 24-hour broadcast, which was the first of its kind internationally.

The Wednesday broadcast would be a "great opportunity" for the 10 participating Otago students, and would also include student voices and insights from 12 other universities in Britain, Australia, Brazil and the United States, he said.

Centre director Prof Richard Jackson said Otago students and academics would contribute "real expertise" on the impact of the US elections on New Zealand, the Pacific and climate change, and the discussion would help New Zealand viewers better understand how the outcome would affect them.

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