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Inaugural Professorial Lectures, public lectures and events from the Division of Humanities.

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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.

CTPI: Good Governance - Designing Democratic Institutions for a Sustainable Future

CTPI: Good Governance - Designing Democratic Institutions for a Sustainable Future

Video 147.65MB
Audio 67.76MB

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Public Lecture with Professor Jonathan Boston from the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. He discusses the role of governance in sustainability and how to move from a short term focus at a governmental level to a longer term focus.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law

Video 97.41MB
Audio 49.89MB

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Civil pecuniary penalties are an increasingly common feature of regulatory legislation such as the Commerce Act 1986 and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. They have been both welcomed as a pragmatic “third way” between purely civil remedies and criminal charges and condemned as incompatible with human rights and the principles which underpin the criminal justice system. This lecture considers both sides of the debate and whether it is possible to reconcile the competing views. Presented by Jenny Cooper, who graduated from Otago in 1995 and now practices in Auckland as a commercial barrister with specialist expertise in company and securities law and fair trading and competition law.

IPL: Murderous Politeness in Ancient Rome

IPL: Murderous Politeness in Ancient Rome

Video 130.78MB
Audio 58.65MB

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Professor Jon Hall, Head of the Department of Classics, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Murderous Politeness in Ancient Rome”. Jon's research focuses on Cicero – in particular, Cicero's letters and speeches. Recently Jon completed a book on Cicero’s use of showmanship in the Roman law courts. 3 May 2016

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Relational Self

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Relational Self

Video 105.61MB
Audio 48.50MB

Thursday, 21 April 2016

De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Relational Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the fourth of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects

Faculty of Law: The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects

Video 155.88MB
Audio 67.14MB

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Professor Don McRae C.C delivers a public lecture on 'The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects'. The lecture focuses on the changes that have occurred in the field of international law over the past 50 years, and the challenges that these developments pose for both the theory and practice of international law including its legitimacy.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Abused Self

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Abused Self

Video 94.52MB
Audio 56.54MB

Thursday, 14 April 2016

De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Abused Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the third of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Caring Self

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Caring Self

Video 127.32MB
Audio 69.16MB

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Caring Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the second of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Vulnerable Self

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Vulnerable Self

Video 121.92MB
Audio 63.16MB

Monday, 21 March 2016

De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Vulnerable Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the first of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

IPL: "We need new forms": Playful Adventures from Chekhov to Verbatim Theatre

IPL: "We need new forms": Playful Adventures from Chekhov to Verbatim Theatre

Video 206.11MB
Audio 69.02MB

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Professor Stuart Young's Inaugural Professorial Lecture is entitled "We need new forms": Playful Adventures from Chekhov to Verbatim Theatre. Professor Stuart Young is currently Head of the Department of Music (which incorporates the Theatre Studies programme and the Bachelor of Peforming Arts programme). His research interests include Documentary/Verbatim Theatre; Russian drama, in particular Chekhov, and its reception abroad; Translation Studies and translation for the theatre; Modern British drama and theatre; New Zealand drama and theatre; Gay and queer drama. 8 March 2016

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.

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