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50th anniversary speaker series begins tomorrow

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 12:45pm

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Celebrating 50 years of Politics at Otago

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, the Department of Politics is hosting a speaker series throughout the year. The first of these is tomorrow evening:

The BIG idea whose time has come: A basic income grant for all?

Hosted by Professor Philip Nel

Concern about declining decent work opportunities, growing child poverty, and the prohibitive costs of complex welfare provision all lead to one conclusion: Serious attention must be given to the introduction of a Basic Income Grant, a cash income for every adult/household. The idea is 500 years old, and experimentally applied in a number of places in the world. Is it appropriate for New Zealand, and how will it work?


  • Professor Philip Nel, Department of Politics, University of Otago
  • Mr Lowell Manning, President, Basic Income New Zealand (BINZ)
  • Dr Murat Ungor, Department of Economics, University of Otago

Event details

  • 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 5 April
  • Burns 1

All welcome.

Upcoming talks

Please refer to our Seminars and talks webpage for further details on our upcoming talks.