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

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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.

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

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2015: Sir Tipene O’Regan - A Wanaka Without Walls: A Kai Tahu Knowledge Base of our own

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2015: Sir Tipene O’Regan - A Wanaka Without Walls: A Kai Tahu Knowledge Base of our own

Video 247.50MB
Audio 79.95MB

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sir Tipene O’Regan is best known as a long serving chairman of the Ngai Tahu Maori Trust board and as a key figure in the leadership of the Ngai Tahu claim to the Waitangi tribunal and he has been very influential in many other roles. Here he illuminates very important aspects of our places’ past, present, and its future and reflects on key cultural and historical issues of particular pertinence of all New Zealander’s including history, knowledge and tribal identity. 1 October 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

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