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Upcoming Lecture events

07 May May

The compassion deficit: The new war against asylum

Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 9:00am - Burns Lecture Theatre 2
Drawing on her refugee camp reportage along the Thai-Myanmar border and Sydney's Villawood detention centre, journalist Tracey Barnett will examine this rapidly emerging new war on asylum - and New Zealand's response to it.


Hongihongia te whewheia - Know your enemy

Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 4:30pm - Burns Lecture Theatre 2
In this talk, Tame Iti discusses the concept of enemies (whewheia), and how they are both internal and external to communities.  He will also focus on how they are dealt with and understood, "If you don't know your enemy, you're in a dire state".

08 May May

Stolen identities, stolen opportunities: The psychological impact of stereotypes on Indigenous peoples

Sunday, 8 May 2016 at 3:40pm - Burns 2 lecture theatre
Associate Professor Stephanie Fryberg from the University of Washington presents six studies that examine the impact of both stereotypic representations, such as American Indian mascots, and invisibility for the psychological well being of Indigenous and White students.  This is one of the keynote addresses in the Space, Race, Bodies II conference. 

11 May May

Murder in the Library

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 6:00pm - 4th Floor Dunedin City Library, Moray Place, Dunedin
Join our panel of crime writers – Vanda Symon, Paddy Richardson, Matt McGuire and Jane Woodham – for a discussion of all things noir


William Rowan Hamilton’s Mystic Dream of 4

Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 6:00pm - Burns 4 lecture theatre, Arts Building
There is something for everyone in the upcoming open lecture by poet & physicist Iggy McGovern from Trinity College Dublin.