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Podcasts from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

99 audio and video podcasts found.

CTPI & NCPACS: World Council of Churches

CTPI & NCPACS: World Council of Churches' Response to Religious Violence

Video 276.49MB
Audio 102.44MB

Friday, 7 October 2016

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addresses the World Council of Churches Central Committee’s recent ‘Statement on Religion and Violence’ (28 June 2016), which addresses the persistence and spread of extremist violence in the world, and its ambiguous connections with religion. 7 October 2016.

Peace Lecture 2016: Between Law and Spirituality – Islam’s legal basis for its spirit of peaceful coexistence

Peace Lecture 2016: Between Law and Spirituality – Islam’s legal basis for its spirit of peaceful coexistence

Video 303.99MB
Audio 101.35MB

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Imam Afroz Ali is the founder and president of Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences & Human Development in Sydney, Australia, and an Australian Ambassador for the Charter of Compassion. He is also a founding member of the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and served as managing director for SeekersHub Global. This is the 13th annual peace lecture, organised by the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group. 24 August 2016

NCPACS: After Chilcot: The consequences of the Chilcot Report for armed intervention and war

NCPACS: After Chilcot: The consequences of the Chilcot Report for armed intervention and war

Video 189.00MB
Audio 61.83MB

Monday, 1 August 2016

This forum reflects on some of the global lessons to be learned from the Chilcot report. The report systematically and comprehensively demolishes Tony Blair and George Bush’s justifications for embroiling the UK in the most disastrous war of the modern era. It also raises some fundamental questions about international criminal accountability for acts of aggression and wider questions about where the responsibility for war should lie in Westminster-style democracies. The panel includes Professor Robert Patman (Politics), Associate Professor Lisa Ellis (Philosophy) and Mr Stephen Smith (Law), chaired by Professor Kevin Clements (NCPACS). 1 August 2016

NCPACS: Public conversation with Professor Roger Clark

NCPACS: Public conversation with Professor Roger Clark

Video 244.74MB
Audio 66.51MB

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Professor Roger Clark is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and of Columbia Law School in New York. He began his teaching career at Victoria in 1964 and has taught at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey since 1972. He represented Samoa at the International Court of Justice in the Advisory Proceedings on the Legality of the Use or Threat of use of Nuclear Weapons in 1995 and is currently a member of the team representing the Marshall Islands in its ICJ cases on nuclear weapons. The team has been nominated by the International Peace Bureau for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. In this conversation with Professor Kevin Clements (NCPACS), Professor Clark will discuss the influences that have determined the course of his life and career.

NCPACS: Public conversation with Ven. Robina Courtin

NCPACS: Public conversation with Ven. Robina Courtin

Video 166.83MB
Audio 45.35MB

Friday, 3 June 2016

Venerable Robina Courtin has spent much of her life working for peace in various ways, initially as a left-wing feminist activist, and later as a Buddhist nun. In conversation with Joe Llewelyn she shares some of her wealth of knowledge and experience, including her work with prisoners and teaching around the world.

Erica Chenoweth - Why civil resistance works

Erica Chenoweth - Why civil resistance works

Video 131.58MB
Audio 46.21MB

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Between 1900 and 2015, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were about twice as effective as violent insurgencies. In this talk, Professor Erica Chenoweth will review the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. She will expand upon her book (co-authored with Maria Stephan) 'Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict', which won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Erica Chenoweth is Professor & Associate Dean for Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Public Conversation with Professor Erica Chenoweth

Public Conversation with Professor Erica Chenoweth

Video 171.06MB
Audio 70.32MB

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Erica Chenoweth is Professor & Associate Dean for Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Professor Chenoweth is an internationally recognised authority on political violence and its alternatives, in 2014 she received the 2014 Karl Deutsch Award, given annually to the scholar under the age of 40 who has made the greatest impact on the field of international politics or peace research. In this conversation she discusses her life, influences and research with Dr Charles Butcher from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.

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Erica Chenoweth - 'Do Violent Flanks Help or Hurt Campaigns of Nonviolent Resistance?'

Video 224.00MB
Audio 98.35MB

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

An open lecture by Erica Chenoweth, Professor & Associate Dean for Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Professor Chenoweth is an internationally recognised authority on political violence and its alternatives.

NCPACS: Public Conversation - How wars end: Past trends and future prospects

NCPACS: Public Conversation - How wars end: Past trends and future prospects

Video 311.29MB
Audio 72.49MB

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Dr. Joakim Kreutz, Assistant Professor at the University of Uppsala, is an expert on how wars end, and what causes them to end. His research has focused on trends in war termination over the past 60 years, and more recently has examined the Colombian peace process and EU engagement in humanitarian intervention. This public conversation will explore Dr. Kreutz's pathway into this research area, some of the main findings in recent research on war termination, and how these insights might be applied to contemporary conflicts. 3 November 2015

NCPACS: Public Conversation: The Peace of Islam

NCPACS: Public Conversation: The Peace of Islam

Video 219.84MB
Audio 67.96MB

Monday, 28 September 2015

Professor Richard Jackson talks to Dr Najibullah Lafraie, Department of Politics, who discusses a range of issues he is concerned about. Dr Lafraie discusses his family and growing up in Afghanistan, the effect of religion in his life and his early education through his study. After leaving Afghanistan for a short time, he returned to carry out his PhD study and continued on to join the resistance against the Soviet Union and continues with how he stayed in the country, in hiding, when the Taliban were present, to finally coming to live in New Zealand. 28 September 2015

2015 Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust Peace Lecture – Professor David Tombs

2015 Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust Peace Lecture – Professor David Tombs

Video 110.96MB
Audio 73.66MB

Monday, 21 September 2015

Professor David Tombs, Director, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago, speaks about the US Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (2014), which has strongly criticised the interrogation programme overseen by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11. He connects this to studies of torture practices under authoritarian regimes in Latin America, and suggests that it is also relevant to the field punishment of Archibald Baxter, and other conscience objectors, in World War I. 21 September 2015

Peace Lecture 2015: Pursuing peace in a time of peace and a time of war

Peace Lecture 2015: Pursuing peace in a time of peace and a time of war

Video 343.46MB
Audio 92.41MB

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The twelfth annual peace lecture, organised by the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group, is given by Rabbi Fred Morgan, Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. In this talk Rabbi Fred Morgan will address a number of questions – Does the notion of pursuing peace have to be modified according to the time in which we find ourselves? How do the dynamics of pursuing peace change from one context to the other? What is the role of religions in times of peace and times of war? And how do the dynamics of pursuing peace under different circumstances impact on interfaith relations? 9 September 2015

NCPACS & CTPI: Non-Toxic Religion: The Churches in the Peace Movement in 1980’s New Zealand

NCPACS & CTPI: Non-Toxic Religion: The Churches in the Peace Movement in 1980’s New Zealand

Video 188.16MB
Audio 55.84MB

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Reverend Dr Peter Matheson studied in Otago, (History) Edinburgh, and Tübingen (Theology); edited Critic and taught religious history in New College Edinburgh, Otago and Melbourne. He has been active in the peace movement in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Germany and New Zealand and is the author of fifteen books and countless articles on reforming movements, radical and women's history in the Early Modern Period in Germany, and on aspects of New Zealand and Third Reich history. He is a Presbyterian minister and Honorary Fellow of the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago. In this talk, he discusses the churches in the peace movement in 1980’s New Zealand. 28 May 2015

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