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

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NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Marilyn Waring (342.94 MB)
Monday, 21 July 2014
Professor Kevin Clements talks to Marilyn Waring, development consultant, academic, writer and former National Party MP who triggered the 1984 snap election when she refused to support her own government in the vote against an opposition-sponsored anti-nuclear bill. Her best known work, "If Women Counted", also published under the title "Counting for Nothing", describes how economic orthodoxies exclude most of women's productive and reproductive work. In this conversation, Professor Clements seeks to explore what triggered Marilyn's interest in peace, justice and human rights. 21 July 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Marilyn Waring (103.87 MB)
Monday, 21 July 2014
Professor Kevin Clements talks to Marilyn Waring, development consultant, academic, writer and former National Party MP who triggered the 1984 snap election when she refused to support her own government in the vote against an opposition-sponsored anti-nuclear bill. Her best known work, "If Women Counted", also published under the title "Counting for Nothing", describes how economic orthodoxies exclude most of women's productive and reproductive work. In this conversation, Professor Clements seeks to explore what triggered Marilyn's interest in peace, justice and human rights. 21 July 2014

Meet the 2014 Otago Fellows (63.47 MB)
Sunday, 13 July 2014
The 2014 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Majella Cullinane (Robert Burns Fellow), Patrick Lundberg (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Jeremy Mayall (Mozart Fellow), Louise Potiki Bryant (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Melinda Szymanik (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 13 July 2014

Meet the 2014 Otago Fellows (198.97 MB)
Sunday, 13 July 2014
The 2014 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Majella Cullinane (Robert Burns Fellow), Patrick Lundberg (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Jeremy Mayall (Mozart Fellow), Louise Potiki Bryant (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Melinda Szymanik (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 13 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (51.67 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (172.53 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

English & Linguistics: Poetry Reading with Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten at Circadian Rhythm Café (211.45 MB)
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten give poetry readings at the Circadian Rhythm Café. Carla Harryman is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright. She has published thirteen single-authored works, including 'Adorno's Noise' (Essay Press, 2008) and 'Open Box' (Belladonna, 2007), and has received numerous grants and awards including from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Opera America, the American Embassy in Romania, and the Fund for Poetry. Barrett Watten is a language-centered poet, critic, editor, and publisher. Some of his publications include 'Bad History', a nonnarrative prose poem “including history,” (Atelos, 1998) and ''Progress/Under Erasure, in a combined edition, (Green Integer,2004). He edited 'This', one of the central publications of the Language school of poetry (1971-82), and co-edited 'Poetics Journal' with Lyn Hejinian, featuring writing on poetics by poets and academics. 9 July 2014

English & Linguistics: Poetry Reading with Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten (73.21 MB)
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten give poetry readings at the Circadian Rhythm Café. Carla Harryman is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright. She has published thirteen single-authored works, including 'Adorno's Noise' (Essay Press, 2008) and 'Open Box' (Belladonna, 2007), and has received numerous grants and awards including from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Opera America, the American Embassy in Romania, and the Fund for Poetry. Barrett Watten is a language-centered poet, critic, editor, and publisher. Some of his publications include 'Bad History', a nonnarrative prose poem “including history,” (Atelos, 1998) and ''Progress/Under Erasure, in a combined edition, (Green Integer,2004). He edited 'This', one of the central publications of the Language school of poetry (1971-82), and co-edited 'Poetics Journal' with Lyn Hejinian, featuring writing on poetics by poets and academics. 9 July 2014

Peace Lecture 2014: Believers of the world - unite (51.58 MB)
Monday, 7 July 2014
Rev Dr Lord Leslie Griffiths presents this year's Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group Peace lecture “Believers of the world – unite”. Dr Griffiths, the Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, is a Methodist Minister and Superintendent of Wesley’s Chapel, London, and has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2004. His story begins in real poverty in South Wales. He became the youngest ever staff member at the University of Wales, before the call to ordained ministry led him, via Cambridge, to Haiti to work with some of the poorest people on earth. 7 July 2014

Peace Lecture 2014: Believers of the world - unite (142.39 MB)
Monday, 7 July 2014
Rev Dr Lord Leslie Griffiths presents this year's Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group Peace lecture “Believers of the world – unite”. Dr Griffiths, the Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, is a Methodist Minister and Superintendent of Wesley’s Chapel, London, and has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2004. His story begins in real poverty in South Wales. He became the youngest ever staff member at the University of Wales, before the call to ordained ministry led him, via Cambridge, to Haiti to work with some of the poorest people on earth. 7 July 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Ed Garcia with Professor Kevin Clements (218.76 MB)
Thursday, 26 June 2014
In this conversation with Professor Kevin Clements, Professor Ed Garcia will reflect on his life's work, on the central dilemmas confronting human rights and peace practitioners and the ethics of peacebuilding. Professor Ed Garcia is a Peace Process Practitioner. He has worked as a peaceworker, specifically as special peace envoy and senior policy advisor at International Alert, a peace-building organisation working in diverse regions of violent conflict. Ed's work has taken him all over Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Kashmir. He has worked in conflict zones on the African continent, in Latin America and the Middle East. 14 April 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Ed Garcia with Professor Kevin Clements (64.74 MB)
Thursday, 26 June 2014
In this conversation with Professor Kevin Clements, Professor Ed Garcia will reflect on his life's work, on the central dilemmas confronting human rights and peace practitioners and the ethics of peacebuilding. Professor Ed Garcia is a Peace Process Practitioner. He has worked as a peaceworker, specifically as special peace envoy and senior policy advisor at International Alert, a peace-building organisation working in diverse regions of violent conflict. Ed's work has taken him all over Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Kashmir. He has worked in conflict zones on the African continent, in Latin America and the Middle East. 14 April 2014

Geography: Becoming an African Chief: 40 years of research and community involvement in Sierra Leone (208.45 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Professor Tony Binns, University of Otago Ron Lister Chair of Geography, has been bestowed with the most remarkable of honours – being named an African Chief. The Paramount Chief and Section Chiefs of Sandor Chiefdom in Kono District, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone, awarded Professor Binns the titles of ‘Sahr Kayima’ and ‘Chief Manjawah of Sandor’ earlier this year. The honour recognises his work and community involvement over a period of 40 years since he first visited as a PhD student in 1974. He explains his personal journey and how he became interested in Africa and specifically Sierra Leone. He discusses his ongoing research and links with the communities and the significance of the honorary chieftaincy. 11 June 2014

NCPACS: Maata Wharehoka in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements (83.65 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Maata Wharehoka, a tikanga Maori advocate, discusses with Professor Kevin Clements about being born in the 1950’s into a large unwealthy family and her work as an activist and advocate. She talks about living a pakeha life with her aunty from the age of 11, her experiences through nursing school and studying, and raising her own family of five children, and the fostering of 45 children. 12 May 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Professor Ed Garcia (89.47 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Before Professor Ed Garcia departed after an extended visit to the Centre, he interviewed Professor Kevin Clements about his life and times. Kevin has had an illustrious career both in academia and as a consultant to a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations on disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution, development and regional security issues. He has written widely on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. 24 April 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Professor Ed Garcia (216.89 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Before Professor Ed Garcia departed after an extended visit to the Centre, he interviewed Professor Kevin Clements about his life and times. Kevin has had an illustrious career both in academia and as a consultant to a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations on disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution, development and regional security issues. He has written widely on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. 24 April 2014

NCPACS: Maata Wharehoka in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements (633.20 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Maata Wharehoka, a tikanga Maori advocate, discusses with Professor Kevin Clements about being born in the 1950’s into a large unwealthy family and her work as an activist and advocate. She talks about living a pakeha life with her aunty from the age of 11, her experiences through nursing school and studying, and raising her own family of five children, and the fostering of 45 children. 12 May 2014

Geography: Becoming an African Chief: 40 years of research and community involvement in Sierra Leone (67.53 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Professor Tony Binns, University of Otago Ron Lister Chair of Geography, has been bestowed with the most remarkable of honours – being named an African Chief. The Paramount Chief and Section Chiefs of Sandor Chiefdom in Kono District, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone, awarded Professor Binns the titles of ‘Sahr Kayima’ and ‘Chief Manjawah of Sandor’ earlier this year. The honour recognises his work and community involvement over a period of 40 years since he first visited as a PhD student in 1974. He explains his personal journey and how he became interested in Africa and specifically Sierra Leone. He discusses his ongoing research and links with the communities and the significance of the honorary chieftaincy. 11 June 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (206.85 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (54.27 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: An Evening with Adrian McKinty (39.56 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
In this address, we hear the prize-winning author of Fifty Grand and The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty, read from his new Sean Duffy novel, In the Morning I’ll Be Gone. Adrian is an Irish novelist born in Belfast, Northern Ireland who is primarily known as a writer of crime and mystery novels, and young adult fiction. He is the author of 15 novels and has won a number of awards for his writing since he began in 2001 and has been shortlisted for the Crimewriter’s Association silver dagger award, the Theakston Best British Crime Novel award and the Barry award. 30 April 2014

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: An Evening with Adrian McKinty (102.27 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
In this address, we hear the prize-winning author of Fifty Grand and The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty, read from his new Sean Duffy novel, In the Morning I’ll Be Gone. Adrian is an Irish novelist born in Belfast, Northern Ireland who is primarily known as a writer of crime and mystery novels, and young adult fiction. He is the author of 15 novels and has won a number of awards for his writing since he began in 2001 and has been shortlisted for the Crimewriter’s Association silver dagger award, the Theakston Best British Crime Novel award and the Barry award. 30 April 2014

CTPI: Religious Voices in the Public Square: Threatening Democracy or Enriching Debate? (231.53 MB)
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
In this conversation two leading public theologians, one from Sri Lanka, Dr Vinoth Ramachandra (Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), and one from Cambridge, Dr Jonathan Chaplin (Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics) discuss this issue with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues. 9 August 2013

CTPI: Religious Voices in the Public Square: Threatening Democracy or Enriching Debate? (74.78 MB)
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
In this conversation two leading public theologians, one from Sri Lanka, Dr Vinoth Ramachandra (Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), and one from Cambridge, Dr Jonathan Chaplin (Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics) discuss this issue with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues. 9 August 2013

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: Scotland’s Choice: The Referendum on Independence (207.83 MB)
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, the Scottish Government discusses the upcoming Scottish debate in September 2014, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Michael has been Education Secretary in the Scottish Government since 2009, having previously served as Minister for Environment, and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the author of seven books, including Edinburgh: A Celebration (1992), In Waiting: Travels in the Shadow of Edwin Muir (1998), and The Next Big Thing: A Fable of Modern Scotland (2007). He represents the Argyll and Bute constituency for the Scottish National Party in the Scottish Parliament. 25 March 2014

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: Scotland’s Choice: The Referendum on Independence (58.70 MB)
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, the Scottish Government discusses the upcoming Scottish debate in September 2014, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Michael has been Education Secretary in the Scottish Government since 2009, having previously served as Minister for Environment, and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the author of seven books, including Edinburgh: A Celebration (1992), In Waiting: Travels in the Shadow of Edwin Muir (1998), and The Next Big Thing: A Fable of Modern Scotland (2007). He represents the Argyll and Bute constituency for the Scottish National Party in the Scottish Parliament. 25 March 2014

Faculty of Law, Politics & NCPACS: Disarmament: The Balance Sheet (27.75 MB)
Thursday, 10 April 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon has said our world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs for the United Nations talks about disarmament challenges and successes, and addresses a number of common questions. Are we any closer to nuclear disarmament since New Zealand took its stand in the 1980s? How realistic is a Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction? Why did Assad agree to give up chemical weapons? Is the Arms Trade Treaty all good news? This is a public lecture hosted by the Faculty of Law, Department of Politics and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies. 10 April 2014

Centre for Sustainability: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency (83.05 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
John A. “Skip” Laitner is a resource economist based in Tucson, Arizona. In this talk, Skip looks at the constraint imposed on the global economy by the inefficient use of energy. He discusses ways to improve the current level of efficiency and how the next generation of efficiency improvements will move away from device efficiency to system, infrastructure and social optimization. 10 March 2014

NCPACS: Challenging perceived wisdom in communes, schools and governments: Developing critical consciousness in Aotearoa-New Zealand (330.85 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Marian Hobbs, former Labour MP, in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements about her life and times growing up through the 1960’s. She talks about education, teaching, life in communes and her experiences as an MP. 17 March 2014

NCPACS: Challenging perceived wisdom in communes, schools and governments: Developing critical consciousness in Aotearoa-New Zealand (87.47 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Marian Hobbs, former labour MP, in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements about her life and times growing up through the 1960’s. She talks about education, teaching, life in communes and her experiences as an MP. 17 March 2014

Centre for Sustainability: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency (39.44 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
John A. “Skip” Laitner is a resource economist based in Tucson, Arizona. In this talk, Skip looks at the constraint imposed on the global economy by the inefficient use of energy. He discusses ways to improve the current level of efficiency and how the next generation of efficiency improvements will move away from device efficiency to system, infrastructure and social optimization. 10 March 2014

OZONE presentation 2013: Unattended moments (11.74 MB)
Monday, 24 March 2014
Simone Celine marshall discusses the medieval imagery used by Modernist writers to explain metaphysical experiences. The Ozone research talks were presented in September 2013

OZONE presentation 2013: Unattended moments (31.20 MB)
Monday, 24 March 2014
Simone Celine marshall discusses the medieval imagery used by Modernist writers to explain metaphysical experiences. The Ozone research talks were presented in September 2013

Languages & Cultures: Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution (63.35 MB)
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Professor Geremie Barmé, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University presents his lecture “Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution” as part of an all day workshop held at the University of Otago on ‘Chinese soft power and culture: between complicity and independence’. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the NZCCRC (New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre), the CIW (Australian Centre on China in the World), the Chinese Programme of the Department of Languages and Cultures, Division of Humanities, University of Otago, and the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Otago Office. 20 November 2013

Languages & Cultures: Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution (173.01 MB)
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Professor Geremie Barmé, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University presents his lecture “Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution” as part of an all day workshop held at the University of Otago on ‘Chinese soft power and culture: between complicity and independence’. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the NZCCRC (New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre), the CIW (Australian Centre on China in the World), the Chinese Programme of the Department of Languages and Cultures, Division of Humanities, University of Otago, and the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Otago Office. 20 November 2013

English & Linguistics: The Scottish Referendum: A Question of Conscience (66.37 MB)
Monday, 27 January 2014
Hosted by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, Professor Will Storrar presents this lecture on the Scottish Referendum. Professor Storrar is Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton and formerly Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds visiting professorships at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Professor Storrar was active in the campaign for a Scottish Parliament in the 1980s and 90s, and has been involved in public debates in Scotland in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum. 28 November 2013

English & Linguistics: The Scottish Referendum: A Question of Conscience (222.45 MB)
Monday, 27 January 2014
Hosted by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, Professor Will Storrar presents this lecture on the Scottish Referendum. Professor Storrar is Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton and formerly Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds visiting professorships at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Professor Storrar was active in the campaign for a Scottish Parliament in the 1980s and 90s, and has been involved in public debates in Scotland in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum. 28 November 2013

Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his research (33.43 MB)
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
One of the primary areas of research for Dr Ian Chapman, Executant Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago, is early 1970’s glam rock, featuring performers like David Bowie. Ian talks about his research in music iconography and how musical performance is conveyed visually. January 2014

Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his teaching (32.44 MB)
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Dr Ian Chapman, Executant Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago talks about teaching performers and practising as a performer. He has first-hand experience of how it is possible to use a performance persona to overcome nervousness and stage fright because of ongoing practise with his own performative alter-egos, including the 1970's inspired "Dr Glam".

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Second Place – Helen Alderson (124.48 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Second place in the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition went to Helen Alderson, a Master’s student from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, whose presentation was called ‘Geochemically sourcing the architectural basalt of Nan Madol.’ 29 August 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse II: David Howard and Lisa Samuels (57.15 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
These readings feature poems by David Howard and Lisa Samuels. David Howard is a poet, the 2013 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow, and a winner of the Gordon & Gotch Poetry Award, the NZ Poetry Society Competition, the NZSA Mid‐Career Writers Award, and the University of South Pacific Press Poetry Prize. Lisa Samuels is a poet, critic and is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. She released her first poetry collection 'The Seven Voices' in 1998 and has authored a number of books in the USA, UK and New Zealand. Loveday Why, poet and postgraduate student at the University of Otago, accompanies David on some readings. 31 July 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse II: David Howard and Lisa Samuels (86.00 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
These readings feature poems by David Howard and Lisa Samuels. David Howard is a poet, the 2013 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow, and a winner of the Gordon & Gotch Poetry Award, the NZ Poetry Society Competition, the NZSA Mid‐Career Writers Award, and the University of South Pacific Press Poetry Prize. Lisa Samuels is a poet, critic and is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. She released her first poetry collection 'The Seven Voices' in 1998 and has authored a number of books in the USA, UK and New Zealand. Loveday Why, poet and postgraduate student at the University of Otago, accompanies David on some readings. 31 July 2013

CTPI: Severing the Link Between Alcohol and Prison (71.53 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
This open forum, jointly hosted by the Centre for Theology & Public Issues and the Howard League for Penal Reform, is chaired by Dunedin Barrister Anne Stevens. The panellists include Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army and Professor Jennie Connor, Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago. The link between alcohol consumption and criminal offending in New Zealand is well established. Police estimate that about one third of all offending involves alcohol and that about half of all violent crimes are alcohol-related. The link between alcohol and crime is but one indicator of the serious problems caused by alcohol consumption in our society. The panel considers the nature and extent of the problem and the legal, behavioural and cultural changes that are needed to make a difference. 31 October 2013

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner – Daniel Wee (30.21 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Winner of the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition, Daniel Wee is a PhD candidate from the Department of Philosophy, whose talk entitled ‘Talking to oneself: Is it still a language if only one person understands it?’ earned him the Supreme Award. 29 August 2013

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner – Daniel Wee (6.00 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Winner of the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition, Daniel Wee is a PhD candidate from the Department of Philosophy, whose talk entitled ‘Talking to oneself: Is it still a language if only one person understands it?’ earned him the Supreme Award. 29 August 2013

CTPI: Severing the Link Between Alcohol and Prison (218.36 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
This open forum, jointly hosted by the Centre for Theology & Public Issues and the Howard League for Penal Reform, is chaired by Dunedin Barrister Anne Stevens. The panellists include Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army and Professor Jennie Connor, Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago. The link between alcohol consumption and criminal offending in New Zealand is well established. Police estimate that about one third of all offending involves alcohol and that about half of all violent crimes are alcohol-related. The link between alcohol and crime is but one indicator of the serious problems caused by alcohol consumption in our society. The panel considers the nature and extent of the problem and the legal, behavioural and cultural changes that are needed to make a difference. 31 October 2013

IPL: Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures (154.93 MB)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith, Dean of the Graduate Research School, delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures”. 3 December 2013

IPL: Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures (63.38 MB)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith, Dean of the Graduate Research School, delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures”. 3 December 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Reading the Record (70.27 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the fourth and final lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 9 October 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Pioneer Scholars (49.87 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the third lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 2 October 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Reading the Record (116.92 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the fourth and final lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 9 October 2013

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (71.74 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

CTPI: Exploring Youth Justice: Progress and Possibilities (484.82 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Chaired by Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, this is a panel discussion with Judge Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge, Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Chris Marshall, Victoria University, Wellington and Dr Shayne Walker, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work. One often hears laments about the loss of moral standards and the high rates of criminal offending among youth. In fact, however, rates of youth offending in New Zealand have been declining in recent years. But there is work yet to be done. The panel will consider the progress made thus far, the things that could be done to improve things further, and also the larger question of the goals toward which our justice system should be directed: what does justice consist of and what does it mean for justice to be done? 5 November 2013

Peace Lecture 2013: Interfaith Engagement for Peace – A Muslim Perspective (382.41 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
This is the tenth in a series of annual peace lectures organised by the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group and is given by Dr Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada. 19 August 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Pioneer Scholars (82.89 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the third lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 2 October 2013

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (287.79 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality. 18 September 2013

Music: ‘Untimely Meditations’ - A Songwriter’s Occupation (84.75 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Dr Graeme Downes, Head of the Department of Music at the University of Otago, discusses his band’s new album, Untimely Meditations, and his approach to writing songs and albums. In 1981 Graeme formed The Verlaines and Untimely Meditations is their ninth studio album. 26 April 2012

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (440.67 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: The First Explorers (83.02 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the second lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 18 September 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: The First Explorers (55.94 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the second lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 18 September 2013

NCPACS: The Paradox of Power and Peace: Contamination or Enablement (552.71 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
The 2013 William Evans Fellow Professor Oliver Richmond discusses the paradox of power and peace. In debates about peace, most discussions of power implicitly revolve around four types. Each of these types of power may be exercised from different sites of legitimate authority: the international, the state, and the local, and their legitimacy is constructed via specific understandings of time and space. Each type of power and its related site of authority have implications for making peace. 29 October 2013

Peace Lecture 2013: Interfaith Engagement for Peace – A Muslim Perspective (67.98 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
This is the tenth in a series of annual peace lectures organised by the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group and is given by Dr Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada. 19 August 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2008 – ‘Grave Injustice’, ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand (274.75 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor J Stuart Anderson, Faculty of Law, Otago, delivers the 2008 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – ‘Grave Injustice,’ ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand. 6 August 2008

NCPACS: The Paradox of Power and Peace: Contamination or Enablement (52.51 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
The 2013 William Evans Fellow Professor Oliver Richmond discusses the paradox of power and peace. In debates about peace, most discussions of power implicitly revolve around four types. Each of these types of power may be exercised from different sites of legitimate authority: the international, the state, and the local, and their legitimacy is constructed via specific understandings of time and space. Each type of power and its related site of authority have implications for making peace. 29 October 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, The Maya: An Ancient American Civilisation (54.02 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the first lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 11 September 2013

Music: ‘Untimely Meditations’ - A Songwriter’s Occupation (395.85 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Dr Graeme Downes, Head of the Department of Music at the University of Otago, discusses his band’s new album, Untimely Meditations, and his approach to writing songs and albums. In 1981 Graeme formed The Verlaines and Untimely Meditations is their ninth studio album. 26 April 2012

CTPI: Exploring Youth Justice: Progress and Possibilities (87.12 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Chaired by Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, this is a panel discussion with Judge Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge, Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Chris Marshall, Victoria University, Wellington and Dr Shayne Walker, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work. One often hears laments about the loss of moral standards and the high rates of criminal offending among youth. In fact, however, rates of youth offending in New Zealand have been declining in recent years. But there is work yet to be done. The panel will consider the progress made thus far, the things that could be done to improve things further, and also the larger question of the goals toward which our justice system should be directed: what does justice consist of and what does it mean for justice to be done? 5 November 2013

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (51.66 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality. 18 September 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, The Maya: An Ancient American Civilisation (80.00 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the first lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 11 September 2013

De Carle Lecture 2011: Professor Emerita Joy Hendry – Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A Glance Towards the Future (342.45 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Professor Emerita Joy Hendry of the Oxford Brookes University presents her 2011 De Carle lecture on the topic of ‘Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A glance towards the future’. 28 September 2011

De Carle Lecture 2011: Professor Emerita Joy Hendry – Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A Glance Towards the Future (58.45 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Professor Emerita Joy Hendry of the Oxford Brookes University presents her 2011 De Carle lecture on the topic of ‘Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A glance towards the future’. 28 September 2011

CTPI & NCPACS: Holy Wars and Holy Peacemaking: The Dangerous Myth of Religious Violence (70.71 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
This is an open forum presented by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Professor Murray Rae, Professor Kevin Clements, Dr Mai Tamimi and Professor Richard Jackson discuss the dangerous myth of religious violence. Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock. 1 August 2013

CTPI & NCPACS: Holy Wars and Holy Peacemaking: The Dangerous Myth of Religious Violence (283.72 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
This is an open forum presented by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Professor Murray Rae, Professor Kevin Clements, Dr Mai Tamimi and Professor Richard Jackson discuss the dangerous myth of religious violence. Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock. 1 August 2013

In Conversation with Jim Flynn (82.27 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn discusses with Associate Professor Charles Pigden the challenges of growing up in the 1940s/1950s and the influences of religion and racism during his upbringing. He goes on to talk about his academic career, beginning with a scholarship at the University of Chicago to study Politics and Philosophy. Professor Flynn first came to New Zealand to lecture at the University of Canterbury before coming to the University of Otago as the Foundation Chair in Political Studies in 1967. 15 August 2013

In Conversation with Jim Flynn (266.35 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn discusses with Associate Professor Charles Pigden the challenges of growing up in the 1940s/1950s and the influences of religion and racism during his upbringing. He goes on to talk about his academic career, beginning with a scholarship at the University of Chicago to study Politics and Philosophy. Professor Flynn first came to New Zealand to lecture at the University of Canterbury before coming to the University of Otago as the Foundation Chair in Political Studies in 1967. 15 August 2013

NCPACS: To Remember or Forget? The Prospect of Peace, Reconciliation and Good Governance in the Solomon Islands (293.06 MB)
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Bishop Terry Brown first went to the Solomon Islands in 1975 as a young lecturer at the Theological College on Guadalcanal and returned there in 1996 as an Anglican Bishop. Throughout this talk, he discusses the prospect of peace, reconciliation and good governance in the Solomon Islands. 1 November 2012

NCPACS: To Remember or Forget? The Prospect of Peace, Reconciliation and Good Governance in the Solomon Islands (53.98 MB)
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Bishop Terry Brown first went to the Solomon Islands in 1975 as a young lecturer at the Theological College on Guadalcanal and returned there in 1996 as an Anglican Bishop. Throughout this talk, he discusses the prospect of peace, reconciliation and good governance in the Solomon Islands. 1 November 2012

CTPI: Recovering the Common Good (404.28 MB)
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock, the open forum with Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army, Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel, Formerly Dean, Tikanga Maori, St John’s College Auckland; Visiting Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Rt Rev Dr Graham Redding, Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dr David Clark MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North, Fr Kevin Toomey OP, Editor, Tui Motu, asks a number of questions about Recovering the Common Good. Would we have anything to gain – as individuals, communities, a city, a nation – from a fresh encounter with the concept of the 'common good’? What might be involved if the common good informed our public discourse and policy thinking more in New Zealand? Can the common good help us to reflect on our priorities as individuals and a society - and what might be the practical consequences of such reflection? 24 June 2013

IPL: The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world (183.17 MB)
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Professor Richard Jackson of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world”. 22 October 2013

IPL: The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world (67.99 MB)
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Professor Richard Jackson of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world”. 22 October 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Asian Migrants in Australasia: Socio-Demographic Perspective (53.38 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan, Research Associate, University of Waikato and Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Balbosar, Iran, discusses his key research question: Who are Asian migrants, demographically and comparatively in Australia and New Zealand? His research is based on 2001 census data from Australia and 1996, 2001 and 2006 census data from New Zealand. 5 September 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Asian Migrants in Australasia: Socio-Demographic Perspective (70.01 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan, Research Associate, University of Waikato and Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Balbosar, Iran, discusses his key research question: Who are Asian migrants, demographically and comparatively in Australia and New Zealand? His research is based on 2001 census data from Australia and 1996, 2001 and 2006 census data from New Zealand. 5 September 2013

English & Linguistics: An Evening with Doug Johnstone (344.02 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
The rising star of Tartan Noir, Scottish author Doug Johnstone reads from his new novel, 'Gone Again' (Faber, 2013), answers questions from the audience and even sings a few songs. Doug Johnstone's previous novel was described as "a great slice of noir" by Ian Rankin, and "a grisly parable of our times" by Irvine Welsh. 28 August 2013

Philosophy: 2013 Dan & Gwen Taylor Lecture: Is Religion Special? Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law (111.73 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Professor Brian Leiter (Karl N. Llewellyn, Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Centre for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values, University of Chicago) speaks on the topic of his recent book 'Why Tolerate Religion?' (Princeton University Press, 2012). 27 August 2013

English & Linguistics: An Evening with Doug Johnstone (67.49 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
The rising star of Tartan Noir, Scottish author Doug Johnstone reads from his new novel, 'Gone Again' (Faber, 2013), answers questions from the audience and even sings a few songs. Doug Johnstone's previous novel was described as "a great slice of noir" by Ian Rankin, and "a grisly parable of our times" by Irvine Welsh. 28 August 2013

Philosophy: 2013 Dan & Gwen Taylor Lecture: Is Religion Special? Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law (43.84 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Professor Brian Leiter (Karl N. Llewellyn, Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Centre for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values, University of Chicago) speaks on the topic of his recent book 'Why Tolerate Religion?' (Princeton University Press, 2012). 27 August 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Seeking the Welfare of the City: The Contribution of Theology to New Zealand’s Public Square (72.20 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the farewell lecture by Centre of Theology and Public Issues Director Professor Andrew Bradstock who joined the University in January 2009 as Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues and established the Centre. 15 August 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: Regret and Resistance: The Crucified Tekoteko (110.27 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the third and final lecture in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 25 July 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2013: From Samuel Marsden to Fredereick Bennet: Te Hāhi Mihinare (77.81 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the first in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 23 July 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: From Patoru Tamatea to Ralph Hotere: the impact of Catholic spirituality and iconography (77.13 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the second in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 24 July 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2013: From Samuel Marsden to Fredereick Bennet: Te Hāhi Mihinare (136.85 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the first in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 23 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Mike Houlahan, Jinty MacTavish, Dr Nicholas Khoo & Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman with Dr Andrew Bradstock (86.50 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
Mike Houlahan, (Past Editor of Dunedin-based Fairfax newspaper D Scene, final edition published end of May 2013), Jinty MacTavish (Dunedin City councillor, youth-worker, film-maker and activist), Dr Nicholas Khoo (lecturer in Politics with a specialist knowledge of China and international relations), & Dr Selwyn Yeoman (Presbyterian minister, environmentalist, and Master of Knox College), with Professor Andrew Bradstock discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: the Leveson report and press freedom in New Zealand, New Zealand and Kyoto, the Chinese leadership change and China-NZ relations, New Zealand's nuclear stance, and whether we're more obsessed by Hobbits than our own real 'little people'. 11 December 2012

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: Regret and Resistance: The Crucified Tekoteko (75.53 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the third and final lecture in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 25 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Mike Houlahan, Jinty MacTavish, Dr Nicholas Khoo & Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman with Dr Andrew Bradstock (280.47 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
Mike Houlahan, (Past Editor of Dunedin-based Fairfax newspaper D Scene, final edition published end of May 2013), Jinty MacTavish (Dunedin City councillor, youth-worker, film-maker and activist), Dr Nicholas Khoo (lecturer in Politics with a specialist knowledge of China and international relations), & Dr Selwyn Yeoman (Presbyterian minister, environmentalist, and Master of Knox College), with Professor Andrew Bradstock discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: the Leveson report and press freedom in New Zealand, New Zealand and Kyoto, the Chinese leadership change and China-NZ relations, New Zealand's nuclear stance, and whether we're more obsessed by Hobbits than our own real 'little people'. 11 December 2012

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: From Patoru Tamatea to Ralph Hotere: the impact of Catholic spirituality and iconography (138.44 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the second in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 24 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Seeking the Welfare of the City: The Contribution of Theology to New Zealand’s Public Square (176.35 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the farewell lecture by Centre of Theology and Public Issues Director Professor Andrew Bradstock who joined the University in January 2009 as Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues and established the Centre. 15 August 2013

In Conversation: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama with Sir Lloyd Geering (53.69 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in conversation with Sir Lloyd Geering, leading New Zealand thinker and commentator on theological issues. His Holiness talks about his childhood, his training and education, Buddhism, secularism, science and religion.

In Conversation: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama with Sir Lloyd Geering (168.41 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in conversation with Sir Lloyd Geering, leading New Zealand thinker and commentator on theological issues. His Holiness talks about his childhood, his training and education, Buddhism, secularism, science and religion.

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (164.25 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (69.58 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Bernadette Hall (33.05 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Bernadette Hall was the 1996 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow. She is the author of nine poetry collections and has been the recipient of several national and international fellowships and residencies. 14 February 2013

Question and Answer session with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama (279.46 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists. In his first visit to the University of Otago, His Holiness answers nominated questions presented by the University’s students and staff. 11 June 2013

CTPI: Public Square - Professor Martyn Percy with Professor Andrew Bradstock (233.07 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Leading Anglican writer and educator Professor Martyn Percy discusses his life, work and ambitions in conversation with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, the largest provider of Anglican ordination training in the UK, Martyn Percy is one of the most influential Christian thinkers, writers and educators around today. 15 April 2013

Question and Answer session with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama (96.52 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists. In his first visit to the University of Otago, His Holiness answers nominated questions presented by the University’s students and staff. 11 June 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Rhian Gallagher (31.74 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Rhian Gallagher is a poet whose writing has been widely anthologised. She won the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry in 2012 for her second collection of poems, Shift. 14 February 2013

CTPI: Public Square - Professor Martyn Percy with Professor Andrew Bradstock (67.55 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Leading Anglican writer and educator Professor Martyn Percy discusses his life, work and ambitions in conversation with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, the largest provider of Anglican ordination training in the UK, Martyn Percy is one of the most influential Christian thinkers, writers and educators around today. 15 April 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Bernadette Hall (89.11 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Bernadette Hall was the 1996 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow. She is the author of nine poetry collections and has been the recipient of several national and international fellowships and residencies. 14 February 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Rhian Gallagher (91.43 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Rhian Gallagher is a poet whose writing has been widely anthologised. She won the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry in 2012 for her second collection of poems, Shift. 14 February 2013

CTPI: Recovering the Common Good (103.06 MB)
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock, the open forum with Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army, Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel, Formerly Dean, Tikanga Maori, St John’s College Auckland; Visiting Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Rt Rev Dr Graham Redding, Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dr David Clark MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North, Fr Kevin Toomey OP, Editor, Tui Motu, asks a number of questions about Recovering the Common Good. Would we have anything to gain – as individuals, communities, a city, a nation – from a fresh encounter with the concept of the 'common good’? What might be involved if the common good informed our public discourse and policy thinking more in New Zealand? Can the common good help us to reflect on our priorities as individuals and a society - and what might be the practical consequences of such reflection? 24 June 2013

NCPACS: Hiroshima Day Debate: That New Zealand Is Safer Out Of ANZUS And Nuclear Free (70.68 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
To mark Hiroshima Day, Professor Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Mr Gerald Hensley CNZM, former diplomat and Head of the Prime Minister's Office under both Robert Muldoon and David Lange, debate "That New Zealand is safer out of ANZUS and nuclear free". 6 August 2013

English & Linguistics: Jaap Blonk: Sound Poetry (73.98 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
In association with the Otago University Poetry Collective and with the support of the Performing Arts Fund, poet and artist Jaap Blonk talks about his work in the context of sound poetry, improvisation, and new music. 28 February 2013

NCPACS: Hiroshima Day Debate: That New Zealand Is Safer Out Of ANZUS And Nuclear Free (579.92 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
To mark Hiroshima Day, Professor Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Mr Gerald Hensley CNZM, former diplomat and Head of the Prime Minister's Office under both Robert Muldoon and David Lange, debate "That New Zealand is safer out of ANZUS and nuclear free". 6 August 2013

English & Linguistics: Jaap Blonk: Sound Poetry (196.42 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
In association with the Otago University Poetry Collective and with the support of the Performing Arts Fund, poet and artist Jaap Blonk talks about his work in the context of sound poetry, improvisation, and new music. 28 February 2013

English & Linguistics: Second Impressions: A Sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (143.27 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
An open lecture by Sandy Lerner, founder of the Chawton House Library, entrepreneur and farmer. Writing as Ava Farmer, Sandy Lerner wrote a sequel to Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In this presentation she discusses the novel and reads from it. 28 February 2013

English & Linguistics: Second Impressions: A Sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (41.62 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
An open lecture by Sandy Lerner, founder of the Chawton House Library, entrepreneur and farmer. Writing as Ava Farmer, Sandy Lerner wrote a sequel to Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In this presentation she discusses the novel and reads from it. 28 February 2013

CTPI: Public Square – Panel Discussion on Issues of the Day (84.87 MB)
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Laura Black (CEO, Methodist Mission), Dr Bryce Edwards (Department of Politics), Greg Fleming (CEO, The Maxim Institute) and Jolyon White (Social Justice Enabler, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch) discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: surveillance; the living wage; the Michael Swann case; regional development; Christchurch's new 'cardboard' cathedral; affordable housing; and the state of the political parties. 20 August 2013

CTPI: Public Square – Panel Discussion on Issues of the Day (364.26 MB)
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Laura Black (CEO, Methodist Mission), Dr Bryce Edwards (Department of Politics), Greg Fleming (CEO, The Maxim Institute) and Jolyon White (Social Justice Enabler, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch) discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: surveillance; the living wage; the Michael Swann case; regional development; Christchurch's new 'cardboard' cathedral; affordable housing; and the state of the political parties. 20 August 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Professor Chua Beng Huat (207.94 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Professor Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore, speaks on ‘Managing Multiculturalism: Immigration, Population Policy and Citizenship in Singapore’. Since Singapore’s independence the management of race, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity has been a central concern of the government. This presentation explores the implications of multiculturalism on recent immigration and population policies in contemporary Singapore. 29 April 2013

CCCS: Sir Mason Durie - Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience (71.12 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Sir Mason Durie, Professor Emeritus, Massey University, speaks about ‘Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience’, for the Comparative and Cross Cultural Studies research theme. 26 March 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Professor Chua Beng Huat (73.15 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Professor Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore, speaks on ‘Managing Multiculturalism: Immigration, Population Policy and Citizenship in Singapore’. Since Singapore’s independence the management of race, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity has been a central concern of the government. This presentation explores the implications of multiculturalism on recent immigration and population policies in contemporary Singapore. 29 April 2013

CCCS: Sir Mason Durie - Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience (126.98 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Sir Mason Durie, Professor Emeritus, Massey University, speaks about ‘Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience’, for the Comparative and Cross Cultural Studies research theme. 26 March 2013

Meet the 2012 Otago Fellows (95.92 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2012 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Emma Neale (Robert Burns Fellow), Nick Austin (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Robbie Ellis (Mozart Fellow), and James Norcliffe (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 22 July 2012

CTPI: Public Square: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Do We Know About It And How Does It Challenge Our Attitudes? (84.99 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
ME/CFS is an illness that, because of a lack of clear understanding, is still sometimes greeted with scepticism by some medical professionals and those caring for sufferers. But the WHO has classified it as a neurological disease, and the Ministry of Health recognises it as a bona fide condition here in New Zealand. What do we know about ME/CFS? How does it affect the lives of people living with it? And how should we respond to people who have it? Heather Wilson - member of the executive committee of the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society (ANZMES), and the Society's Otago and Southland Coordinator, Richie Barnett - broadcaster, sports journalist and former Kiwis rugby league captain - 'the NZ face of ME/CFS' and Professor Warren Tate CNZM - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences discuss the attitudes towards this condition. 5 August 2013

Meet the 2013 Otago Fellows (100.14 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2013 University of Otago Arts Fellows: David Howard (Robert Burns Fellow), Zina Swanson (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Samuel Holloway (Mozart Fellow), Hahna Briggs (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Leonie Agnew (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 14 July 2013

Meet the 2013 Otago Fellows (417.18 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2013 University of Otago Arts Fellows: David Howard (Robert Burns Fellow), Zina Swanson (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Samuel Holloway (Mozart Fellow), Hahna Briggs (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Leonie Agnew (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 14 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Do We Know About It And How Does It Challenge Our Attitudes? (260.39 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
ME/CFS is an illness that, because of a lack of clear understanding, is still sometimes greeted with scepticism by some medical professionals and those caring for sufferers. But the WHO has classified it as a neurological disease, and the Ministry of Health recognises it as a bona fide condition here in New Zealand. What do we know about ME/CFS? How does it affect the lives of people living with it? And how should we respond to people who have it? Heather Wilson - member of the executive committee of the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society (ANZMES), and the Society's Otago and Southland Coordinator, Richie Barnett - broadcaster, sports journalist and former Kiwis rugby league captain - 'the NZ face of ME/CFS' and Professor Warren Tate CNZM - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences discuss the attitudes towards this condition. 5 August 2013

Meet the 2012 Otago Fellows (589.62 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2012 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Emma Neale (Robert Burns Fellow), Nick Austin (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Robbie Ellis (Mozart Fellow), and James Norcliffe (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 22 July 2012

Dr Azouz Begag: From Shanty Town Kid to Government Minister in France (187.53 MB)
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Dr. Azouz Begag, France’s best-known writer of Algerian immigrant origin, former Minister for Equal Opportunities, sociologist, novelist, and screenplay writer, speaks about his journey from shanty town kid to government minister in France. He talks of his passionate commitment to social emancipation for ‘young ethnics’ in France through education and political engagement. 2 August 2013

Dr Azouz Begag: From Shanty Town Kid to Government Minister in France (60.75 MB)
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Dr. Azouz Begag, France’s best-known writer of Algerian immigrant origin, former Minister for Equal Opportunities, sociologist, novelist, and screenplay writer, speaks about his journey from shanty town kid to government minister in France. He talks of his passionate commitment to social emancipation for ‘young ethnics’ in France through education and political engagement. 2 August 2013

NCPACS and CTPI: A Public Conversation with Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel (73.90 MB)
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel was the first indigenous lay-woman to be appointed head of an Anglican theological college anywhere in the world, serving as Ahorangi or Principal of Te Rau Kahikatea at St John’s Theological College, Auckland, from 1995-2013. Jenny was also a Senior Lecturer in Anglican Studies at St John’s teaching topics such as race politics, gender justice for women and children, indigenous studies and theology and public policy. Jenny is currently Senior Research Fellow (Māori) at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies here at Otago. She speaks about her journey as a Māori woman and as an Anglican, about theology, justice, gender, race, bi-culturalism, peace and civil discourse. Hosted by Professors Kevin Clements and Andrew Bradstock. 3 July 2013

NCPACS and CTPI: A Public Conversation with Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel (410.85 MB)
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel was the first indigenous lay-woman to be appointed head of an Anglican theological college anywhere in the world, serving as Ahorangi or Principal of Te Rau Kahikatea at St John’s Theological College, Auckland, from 1995-2013. Jenny was also a Senior Lecturer in Anglican Studies at St John’s teaching topics such as race politics, gender justice for women and children, indigenous studies and theology and public policy. Jenny is currently Senior Research Fellow (Māori) at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies here at Otago. She speaks about her journey as a Māori woman and as an Anglican, about theology, justice, gender, race, bi-culturalism, peace and civil discourse. Hosted by Professors Kevin Clements and Andrew Bradstock. 3 July 2013

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (189.10 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

CTPI: Public Square – What is it about China? (89.04 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
A public forum, which explores the growing ties between New Zealand and China. The panel, Dr Nicholas Khoo (Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, and specialist in Chinese politics), Professor Sarah Todd (University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International), Phil Ker (CEO of Otago Polytechnic), Grant Bayldon (Executive Director, Amnesty International Aotearoa/New Zealand), Professor André Everett (School of Management) discuss the global impact of New Zealand-China trade relations. They also discuss issues such as education, religion, liberalisation and China’s rise as a major economic power.21 May 2013.

CTPI: Public Square – What is it about China? (250.69 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
A public forum, which explores the growing ties between New Zealand and China. The panel, Dr Nicholas Khoo (Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, and specialist in Chinese politics), Professor Sarah Todd (University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International), Phil Ker (CEO of Otago Polytechnic), Grant Bayldon (Executive Director, Amnesty International Aotearoa/New Zealand), Professor André Everett (School of Management) discuss the global impact of New Zealand-China trade relations. They also discuss issues such as education, religion, liberalisation and China’s rise as a major economic power.21 May 2013.

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (56.28 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

CTPI: Climate Change – Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next? (343.75 MB)
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Open Lecture and Panel with Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University School of Government), Dr Janet Stephenson ('Risk Assessment for NZ' and Director of the Centre for Sustainability), Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt (Otago Climate Change Network), and Alec Dawson (Generation Zero). 22 April 2013.

CTPI: Climate Change – Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next? (86.98 MB)
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Open Lecture and Panel with Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University School of Government), Dr Janet Stephenson ('Risk Assessment for NZ' and Director of the Centre for Sustainability), Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt (Otago Climate Change Network), and Alec Dawson (Generation Zero). 22 April 2013.

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (237.86 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (85.30 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012: Grahame Sydney – Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backyard (194.48 MB)
Monday, 6 May 2013
Grahame Sydney is a celebrated New Zealand artist whose works focus on the landscapes of Central Otago and the Maniototo in the South Island. Sydney was the University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1978 and is well-known for his love of the New Zealand environment, and his efforts to protect it from over-development. Here he discusses his views on regional diversity, and the future of our countryside. 4 October 2012.

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012: Grahame Sydney – Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backyard (64.57 MB)
Monday, 6 May 2013
Grahame Sydney is a celebrated New Zealand artist whose works focus on the landscapes of Central Otago and the Maniototo in the South Island. Sydney was the University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1978 and is well-known for his love of the New Zealand environment, and his efforts to protect it from over-development. Here he discusses his views on regional diversity, and the future of our countryside. 4 October 2012.

2012 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Associate Professor Jacob Edmond: Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence (58.78 MB)
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Associate Professor Jacob Edmond, Department of English and Linguistics presents the 2012 Carl Smith Medal lecture, "Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence". The Carl Smith Medal is given to early career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement. 16 October 2012

2012 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Associate Professor Jacob Edmond: Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence (361.47 MB)
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Associate Professor Jacob Edmond, Department of English and Linguistics presents the 2012 Carl Smith Medal lecture, "Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence". The Carl Smith Medal is given to early career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement. 16 October 2012

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (136.91 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (67.27 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (52.79 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (189.73 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

In Conversation with Alan Musgrave (169.51 MB)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Dr Heather Dyke in conversation with Professor Alan Musgrave. In 2012 Alan Musgrave was honoured with the Distinguished Research Medal, the highest research honour given by the University of Otago. He also received the Humanities Aronui Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Here he discusses his life, his career and his love of Philosophy. 28 November 2012.

English: Brian Reed - Less is More: Contemporary Poems Composed Through Deletion (61.49 MB)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Open lecture by Professor Brian Reed, Department of English, University of Washington. Since the turn of the millennium, a number of poets have begun composing verse by taking pre-existing texts and selectively deleting words, phrases, sentences, and even whole sections. Does it make sense to call such poets "writers" in anything but a very loose sense, since, instead of generating text, they remove it? Moreover, since they give us nothing but passages of borrowed language with the original word order preserved intact, can we say that they are sharing their unique thoughts, experiences, and emotions? This talk will argue that today's poetry-by-subtraction is best understood as an inventive response to information overload. 2/08/2012.

In Conversation with Alan Musgrave (54.65 MB)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Dr Heather Dyke in conversation with Professor Alan Musgrave. In 2012 Alan Musgrave was honoured with the Distinguished Research Medal, the highest research honour given by the University of Otago. He also received the Humanities Aronui Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Here he discusses his life, his career and his love of Philosophy. 28 November 2012.

Theology and Religion: Dr Michael Radich - How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions (59.57 MB)
Friday, 12 April 2013
Dr Michael Radich of Victoria University of Wellington gives a lecture on the subject of “How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions”. 19 October 2012.

Theology and Religion: Dr Michael Radich - How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions (134.62 MB)
Friday, 12 April 2013
Dr Michael Radich of Victoria University of Wellington gives a lecture on the subject of “How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions”. 19 October 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World (53.23 MB)
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The End of the World”. 9 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World (166.97 MB)
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The End of the World”. 9 August 2012.

IPL: “The Art of Philosophical Synthesis” (141.20 MB)
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Professor Alex Miller of the Department of Philosophy, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The Art of Philosophical Sythesis” 9 April 2013

IPL: “The Art of Philosophical Synthesis” (57.18 MB)
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Professor Alex Miller of the Department of Philosophy, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The Art of Philosophical Sythesis” 9 April 2013

IPL: Professor Angela McCarthy - Destination New Zealand: The Scottish and Irish Experience (56.41 MB)
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Angela McCarthy is Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Professor of Scottish and Irish History in the Department of History and Art History where she teaches Scottish history and Irish and Scottish migration. She presents her inaugural professorial lecture. 19 March 2013

IPL: Professor Angela McCarthy - Destination New Zealand: The Scottish and Irish Experience (243.83 MB)
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Angela McCarthy is Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Professor of Scottish and Irish History in the Department of History and Art History where she teaches Scottish history and Irish and Scottish migration. She presents her inaugural professorial lecture. 19 March 2013

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Future of Preaching (69.99 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Future of Preaching”. 2 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr William Willimon – Should the Church Try to Change the World? (121.02 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture five of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Should the Church Try to Change the World?” 8 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr William Willimon – Should the Church Try to Change the World? (54.57 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture five of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Should the Church Try to Change the World?” 8 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Future of Preaching (208.42 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Future of Preaching”. 2 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge (108.85 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture four of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge”. 7 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge (48.24 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture four of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge”. 7 August 2012.

NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion (114.26 MB)
Thursday, 21 February 2013
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.

NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion (56.11 MB)
Thursday, 21 February 2013
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.

Your BA: Why choose a BA and BA Myth Busting (58.99 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA.

Your BA: Why choose a BA, BA Myth Busting and Constructing a BA (20.98 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA and gives advice on how to construct a BA degree.

Your BA: Why choose a BA and BA Myth Busting (12.36 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA.

Your BA: Constructing a BA and where to get more information (27.25 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin gives advice on how to construct a BA degree and tells you where to go for further information and advice.

Your BA: Constructing a BA and where to get more information (8.68 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin gives advice on how to construct a BA degree and tells you where to go for further information and advice.

Your BA: Why choose a BA, BA Myth Busting and Constructing a BA (86.33 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA and gives advice on how to construct a BA degree.

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: A Conversation with Ian Rankin (67.98 MB)
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Ian Rankin is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his novels featuring the character Inspector Rebus. Here he speaks with Professor Liam McIlvanney of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, discussing his literary career, Scotland and its politics, and his latest novel, 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave'. 14 November 2012

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: A Conversation with Ian Rankin (418.10 MB)
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Ian Rankin is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his novels featuring the character Inspector Rebus. Here he speaks with Professor Liam McIlvanney of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, discussing his literary career, Scotland and its politics, and his latest novel, 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave' 14 November 2012

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (48.45 MB)
Monday, 19 November 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, is pleased to host a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen will be reflecting on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (297.63 MB)
Monday, 19 November 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, is pleased to host a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen will be reflecting on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – A Public Conversation with Major Campbell Roberts (68.94 MB)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Major Campbell Roberts is the creator and National Director of The Salvation Army’s social policy and parliamentary unit. Here he is in conversation with Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion. 26 June 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – A Public Conversation with Major Campbell Roberts (423.54 MB)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Major Campbell Roberts is the creator and National Director of The Salvation Army’s social policy and parliamentary unit. Here he is in conversation with Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion. 26 June 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Politics of the Church (431.69 MB)
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture two of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Politics of the Church”. 1 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Politics of the Church (70.18 MB)
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture two of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Politics of the Church”. 1 August 2012.

Disability Studies: Professor Patricia O’Brien – Every Body In or Everybody In? . . . Is it the same or different? (134.78 MB)
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Professor Patricia O’Brien, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney presents a keynote lecture ‘Every Body In or Everybody in? . . . Is it the same or different?’ at the Disability Studies: Every Body In, inaugural conference. 30 November 2011.

Disability Studies: Professor Patricia O’Brien – Every Body In or Everybody In? . . . Is it the same or different? (53.69 MB)
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Professor Patricia O’Brien, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney presents a keynote lecture ‘Every Body In or Everybody in? . . . Is it the same or different?’ at the Disability Studies: Every Body In, inaugural conference. 30 November 2011.

Annual Peace Lecture 2012: Rabbi Adi Cohen – Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a Way of Living (332.80 MB)
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Rabbi Adi Cohen of the Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation presents the Annual Peace Lecture 2012 on the topic of “Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a way of living”. Rabbi Cohen moved to NZ in May 2011 from Israel. He has taught courses in Jewish Law and Ethics, special education, and worked as a storyteller. He is active in interfaith activities in Wellington and is a member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews. 3 September 2012.

Annual Peace Lecture 2012: Rabbi Adi Cohen – Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a Way of Living (54.24 MB)
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Rabbi Adi Cohen of the Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation presents the Annual Peace Lecture 2012 on the topic of “Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a way of living”. Rabbi Cohen moved to NZ in May 2011 from Israel. He has taught courses in Jewish Law and Ethics, special education, and worked as a storyteller. He is active in interfaith activities in Wellington and is a member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews. 3 September 2012.

2012 Suffrage Lecture: Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald - From ‘Real Rape’ to Real justice? A Look at the Efficacy of 35 Years of Feminism, Activism and Law Reform. (265.49 MB)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald of the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, presents the 2012 Suffrage Lecture on the topic “From ‘Real Rape’ to Real Justice?”.

2012 Suffrage Lecture: Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald - From ‘Real Rape’ to Real justice? A Look at the Efficacy of 35 Years of Feminism, Activism and Law Reform. (44.24 MB)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald of the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, presents the 2012 Suffrage Lecture on the topic “From ‘Real Rape’ to Real Justice?”.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Emma Neale (120.96 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring author Emma Neale. Emma is the 2012 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago and has published several successful volumes of poetry and novels. 11 September 2012.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Emma Neale (19.71 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring author Emma Neale. Emma is the 2012 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago and has published several successful volumes of poetry and novels. 11 September 2012.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Cilla McQueen (25.09 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring the poet Cilla McQueen. Cilla was the Burns fellow at the University of Otago in 1985 and 1986, and the New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2009 until 2011. 11 September 2012.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Cilla McQueen (154.13 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring the poet Cilla McQueen. Cilla was the Burns fellow at the University of Otago in 1985 and 1986, and the New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2009 until 2011. 11 September 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - 3 October 2012 (87.29 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents The Public Square. The Public Square is a forum for a variety of current issues. This panel includes Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University of Wellington; Louisa Wall, Labour MP; Aaron Hawkins of Dunedin’s Radio One; and Guy McCallum of the youth wing of the ACT party. 3 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - 3 October 2012 (536.30 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents The Public Square. The Public Square is a forum for a variety of current issues. This panel includes Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University of Wellington; Louisa Wall, Labour MP; Aaron Hawkins of Dunedin’s Radio One; and Guy McCallum of the youth wing of the ACT party. 3 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - Public Broadcasting: Past, Present... No Future? (653.29 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion on the demise of a non-commercial free-to-air broadcasting service in NZ, what it means for an informed citizenry in a democracy, and what the future might hold. With guest panellists: David Beatson (former producer, TVNZ); Lorraine Isaacs (former chair, NZ On Air); Paul Norris (Head, NZ Broadcasting School, CPIT); Colin Peacock (Radio NZ National, formerly with the BBC World Service) and Dr Erika Pearson (Lecturer, Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago). 3 August 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - Public Broadcasting: Past, Present... No Future? (106.35 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion on the demise of a non-commercial free-to-air broadcasting service in NZ, what it means for an informed citizenry in a democracy, and what the future might hold. With guest panellists: David Beatson (former producer, TVNZ); Lorraine Isaacs (former chair, NZ On Air); Paul Norris (Head, NZ Broadcasting School, CPIT); Colin Peacock (Radio NZ National, formerly with the BBC World Service) and Dr Erika Pearson (Lecturer, Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago). 3 August 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – Fair Trade: If It Does So Much Good, Why Aren’t We All Buying It? (533.20 MB)
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion with Geoff White (General Manager, Trade Aid); Professor David Fielding (Department of Economics); Susan Wardell (founder of The Cuckoo's Nest clothing store, Dunedin); Jason Taylor (designer of Trade Aid's digital storytelling kiosk); and Richard Stainer (World Development Adviser, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Anglican Diocese, UK). 22 August 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – Fair Trade: If It Does So Much Good, Why Aren’t We All Buying It? (86.78 MB)
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion with Geoff White (General Manager, Trade Aid); Professor David Fielding (Department of Economics); Susan Wardell (founder of The Cuckoo's Nest clothing store, Dunedin); Jason Taylor (designer of Trade Aid's digital storytelling kiosk); and Richard Stainer (World Development Adviser, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Anglican Diocese, UK). 22 August 2012.

In Conversation With Brian Turner (575.41 MB)
Friday, 28 September 2012
The University of Otago is pleased to present Brian Turner in conversation with Grahame Sydney. Brian Turner is a prominent New Zealand poet, and was the 1984 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. He also served as New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2003-2005. In August 2012 the University of Otago presented Brian with an honorary Doctorate of Literature. On the eve of this occasion he reflects on his life and career, covering topics such as his childhood in Dunedin, his love of sport and his passion for poetry.

In Conversation With Brian Turner (93.77 MB)
Friday, 28 September 2012
The University of Otago is pleased to present Brian Turner in conversation with Grahame Sydney. Brian Turner is a prominent New Zealand poet, and was the 1984 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. He also served as New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2003-2005. In August 2012 the University of Otago presented Brian with an honorary Doctorate of Literature. On the eve of this occasion he reflects on his life and career, covering topics such as his childhood in Dunedin, his love of sport and his passion for poetry.

CTPI: In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons (34.34 MB)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents “In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons”. Jeanette is a former lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Auckland, and served as a Member of Parliament from 1995 – 2010, including a period as Green Party co-leader from 1995 - 2009. 9 October 2009.

CTPI: In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons (108.35 MB)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents “In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons”. Jeanette is a former lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Auckland, and served as a Member of Parliament from 1995 – 2010, including a period as Green Party co-leader from 1995 - 2009. 9 October 2009.

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NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Marilyn Waring (342.94 MB)
Monday, 21 July 2014
Professor Kevin Clements talks to Marilyn Waring, development consultant, academic, writer and former National Party MP who triggered the 1984 snap election when she refused to support her own government in the vote against an opposition-sponsored anti-nuclear bill. Her best known work, "If Women Counted", also published under the title "Counting for Nothing", describes how economic orthodoxies exclude most of women's productive and reproductive work. In this conversation, Professor Clements seeks to explore what triggered Marilyn's interest in peace, justice and human rights. 21 July 2014

Meet the 2014 Otago Fellows (198.97 MB)
Sunday, 13 July 2014
The 2014 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Majella Cullinane (Robert Burns Fellow), Patrick Lundberg (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Jeremy Mayall (Mozart Fellow), Louise Potiki Bryant (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Melinda Szymanik (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 13 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (172.53 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

English & Linguistics: Poetry Reading with Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten at Circadian Rhythm Café (211.45 MB)
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten give poetry readings at the Circadian Rhythm Café. Carla Harryman is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright. She has published thirteen single-authored works, including 'Adorno's Noise' (Essay Press, 2008) and 'Open Box' (Belladonna, 2007), and has received numerous grants and awards including from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Opera America, the American Embassy in Romania, and the Fund for Poetry. Barrett Watten is a language-centered poet, critic, editor, and publisher. Some of his publications include 'Bad History', a nonnarrative prose poem “including history,” (Atelos, 1998) and ''Progress/Under Erasure, in a combined edition, (Green Integer,2004). He edited 'This', one of the central publications of the Language school of poetry (1971-82), and co-edited 'Poetics Journal' with Lyn Hejinian, featuring writing on poetics by poets and academics. 9 July 2014

Peace Lecture 2014: Believers of the world - unite (142.39 MB)
Monday, 7 July 2014
Rev Dr Lord Leslie Griffiths presents this year's Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group Peace lecture “Believers of the world – unite”. Dr Griffiths, the Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, is a Methodist Minister and Superintendent of Wesley’s Chapel, London, and has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2004. His story begins in real poverty in South Wales. He became the youngest ever staff member at the University of Wales, before the call to ordained ministry led him, via Cambridge, to Haiti to work with some of the poorest people on earth. 7 July 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Ed Garcia with Professor Kevin Clements (218.76 MB)
Thursday, 26 June 2014
In this conversation with Professor Kevin Clements, Professor Ed Garcia will reflect on his life's work, on the central dilemmas confronting human rights and peace practitioners and the ethics of peacebuilding. Professor Ed Garcia is a Peace Process Practitioner. He has worked as a peaceworker, specifically as special peace envoy and senior policy advisor at International Alert, a peace-building organisation working in diverse regions of violent conflict. Ed's work has taken him all over Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Kashmir. He has worked in conflict zones on the African continent, in Latin America and the Middle East. 14 April 2014

Geography: Becoming an African Chief: 40 years of research and community involvement in Sierra Leone (208.45 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Professor Tony Binns, University of Otago Ron Lister Chair of Geography, has been bestowed with the most remarkable of honours – being named an African Chief. The Paramount Chief and Section Chiefs of Sandor Chiefdom in Kono District, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone, awarded Professor Binns the titles of ‘Sahr Kayima’ and ‘Chief Manjawah of Sandor’ earlier this year. The honour recognises his work and community involvement over a period of 40 years since he first visited as a PhD student in 1974. He explains his personal journey and how he became interested in Africa and specifically Sierra Leone. He discusses his ongoing research and links with the communities and the significance of the honorary chieftaincy. 11 June 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Professor Ed Garcia (216.89 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Before Professor Ed Garcia departed after an extended visit to the Centre, he interviewed Professor Kevin Clements about his life and times. Kevin has had an illustrious career both in academia and as a consultant to a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations on disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution, development and regional security issues. He has written widely on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. 24 April 2014

NCPACS: Maata Wharehoka in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements (633.20 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Maata Wharehoka, a tikanga Maori advocate, discusses with Professor Kevin Clements about being born in the 1950’s into a large unwealthy family and her work as an activist and advocate. She talks about living a pakeha life with her aunty from the age of 11, her experiences through nursing school and studying, and raising her own family of five children, and the fostering of 45 children. 12 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (206.85 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: An Evening with Adrian McKinty (102.27 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
In this address, we hear the prize-winning author of Fifty Grand and The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty, read from his new Sean Duffy novel, In the Morning I’ll Be Gone. Adrian is an Irish novelist born in Belfast, Northern Ireland who is primarily known as a writer of crime and mystery novels, and young adult fiction. He is the author of 15 novels and has won a number of awards for his writing since he began in 2001 and has been shortlisted for the Crimewriter’s Association silver dagger award, the Theakston Best British Crime Novel award and the Barry award. 30 April 2014

CTPI: Religious Voices in the Public Square: Threatening Democracy or Enriching Debate? (231.53 MB)
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
In this conversation two leading public theologians, one from Sri Lanka, Dr Vinoth Ramachandra (Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), and one from Cambridge, Dr Jonathan Chaplin (Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics) discuss this issue with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues. 9 August 2013

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: Scotland’s Choice: The Referendum on Independence (207.83 MB)
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, the Scottish Government discusses the upcoming Scottish debate in September 2014, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Michael has been Education Secretary in the Scottish Government since 2009, having previously served as Minister for Environment, and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the author of seven books, including Edinburgh: A Celebration (1992), In Waiting: Travels in the Shadow of Edwin Muir (1998), and The Next Big Thing: A Fable of Modern Scotland (2007). He represents the Argyll and Bute constituency for the Scottish National Party in the Scottish Parliament. 25 March 2014

Centre for Sustainability: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency (83.05 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
John A. “Skip” Laitner is a resource economist based in Tucson, Arizona. In this talk, Skip looks at the constraint imposed on the global economy by the inefficient use of energy. He discusses ways to improve the current level of efficiency and how the next generation of efficiency improvements will move away from device efficiency to system, infrastructure and social optimization. 10 March 2014

NCPACS: Challenging perceived wisdom in communes, schools and governments: Developing critical consciousness in Aotearoa-New Zealand (330.85 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Marian Hobbs, former Labour MP, in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements about her life and times growing up through the 1960’s. She talks about education, teaching, life in communes and her experiences as an MP. 17 March 2014

OZONE presentation 2013: Unattended moments (31.20 MB)
Monday, 24 March 2014
Simone Celine marshall discusses the medieval imagery used by Modernist writers to explain metaphysical experiences. The Ozone research talks were presented in September 2013

Languages & Cultures: Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution (173.01 MB)
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Professor Geremie Barmé, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University presents his lecture “Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution” as part of an all day workshop held at the University of Otago on ‘Chinese soft power and culture: between complicity and independence’. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the NZCCRC (New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre), the CIW (Australian Centre on China in the World), the Chinese Programme of the Department of Languages and Cultures, Division of Humanities, University of Otago, and the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Otago Office. 20 November 2013

English & Linguistics: The Scottish Referendum: A Question of Conscience (222.45 MB)
Monday, 27 January 2014
Hosted by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, Professor Will Storrar presents this lecture on the Scottish Referendum. Professor Storrar is Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton and formerly Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds visiting professorships at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Professor Storrar was active in the campaign for a Scottish Parliament in the 1980s and 90s, and has been involved in public debates in Scotland in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum. 28 November 2013

Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his research (33.43 MB)
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
One of the primary areas of research for Dr Ian Chapman, Executant Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago, is early 1970’s glam rock, featuring performers like David Bowie. Ian talks about his research in music iconography and how musical performance is conveyed visually. January 2014

Music: Dr Ian Chapman talks about his teaching (32.44 MB)
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Dr Ian Chapman, Executant Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Otago talks about teaching performers and practising as a performer. He has first-hand experience of how it is possible to use a performance persona to overcome nervousness and stage fright because of ongoing practise with his own performative alter-egos, including the 1970's inspired "Dr Glam".

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Second Place – Helen Alderson (124.48 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Second place in the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition went to Helen Alderson, a Master’s student from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, whose presentation was called ‘Geochemically sourcing the architectural basalt of Nan Madol.’ 29 August 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse II: David Howard and Lisa Samuels (86.00 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
These readings feature poems by David Howard and Lisa Samuels. David Howard is a poet, the 2013 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow, and a winner of the Gordon & Gotch Poetry Award, the NZ Poetry Society Competition, the NZSA Mid‐Career Writers Award, and the University of South Pacific Press Poetry Prize. Lisa Samuels is a poet, critic and is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. She released her first poetry collection 'The Seven Voices' in 1998 and has authored a number of books in the USA, UK and New Zealand. Loveday Why, poet and postgraduate student at the University of Otago, accompanies David on some readings. 31 July 2013

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner – Daniel Wee (30.21 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Winner of the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition, Daniel Wee is a PhD candidate from the Department of Philosophy, whose talk entitled ‘Talking to oneself: Is it still a language if only one person understands it?’ earned him the Supreme Award. 29 August 2013

CTPI: Severing the Link Between Alcohol and Prison (218.36 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
This open forum, jointly hosted by the Centre for Theology & Public Issues and the Howard League for Penal Reform, is chaired by Dunedin Barrister Anne Stevens. The panellists include Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army and Professor Jennie Connor, Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago. The link between alcohol consumption and criminal offending in New Zealand is well established. Police estimate that about one third of all offending involves alcohol and that about half of all violent crimes are alcohol-related. The link between alcohol and crime is but one indicator of the serious problems caused by alcohol consumption in our society. The panel considers the nature and extent of the problem and the legal, behavioural and cultural changes that are needed to make a difference. 31 October 2013

IPL: Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures (154.93 MB)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith, Dean of the Graduate Research School, delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures”. 3 December 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Reading the Record (116.92 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the fourth and final lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 9 October 2013

CTPI: Exploring Youth Justice: Progress and Possibilities (484.82 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Chaired by Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, this is a panel discussion with Judge Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge, Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Chris Marshall, Victoria University, Wellington and Dr Shayne Walker, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work. One often hears laments about the loss of moral standards and the high rates of criminal offending among youth. In fact, however, rates of youth offending in New Zealand have been declining in recent years. But there is work yet to be done. The panel will consider the progress made thus far, the things that could be done to improve things further, and also the larger question of the goals toward which our justice system should be directed: what does justice consist of and what does it mean for justice to be done? 5 November 2013

Peace Lecture 2013: Interfaith Engagement for Peace – A Muslim Perspective (382.41 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
This is the tenth in a series of annual peace lectures organised by the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group and is given by Dr Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada. 19 August 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Pioneer Scholars (82.89 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the third lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 2 October 2013

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (287.79 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality. 18 September 2013

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (440.67 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: The First Explorers (83.02 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the second lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 18 September 2013

NCPACS: The Paradox of Power and Peace: Contamination or Enablement (552.71 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
The 2013 William Evans Fellow Professor Oliver Richmond discusses the paradox of power and peace. In debates about peace, most discussions of power implicitly revolve around four types. Each of these types of power may be exercised from different sites of legitimate authority: the international, the state, and the local, and their legitimacy is constructed via specific understandings of time and space. Each type of power and its related site of authority have implications for making peace. 29 October 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2008 – ‘Grave Injustice’, ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand (274.75 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor J Stuart Anderson, Faculty of Law, Otago, delivers the 2008 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – ‘Grave Injustice,’ ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand. 6 August 2008

Music: ‘Untimely Meditations’ - A Songwriter’s Occupation (395.85 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Dr Graeme Downes, Head of the Department of Music at the University of Otago, discusses his band’s new album, Untimely Meditations, and his approach to writing songs and albums. In 1981 Graeme formed The Verlaines and Untimely Meditations is their ninth studio album. 26 April 2012

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, The Maya: An Ancient American Civilisation (80.00 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the first lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 11 September 2013

De Carle Lecture 2011: Professor Emerita Joy Hendry – Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A Glance Towards the Future (342.45 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Professor Emerita Joy Hendry of the Oxford Brookes University presents her 2011 De Carle lecture on the topic of ‘Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A glance towards the future’. 28 September 2011

CTPI & NCPACS: Holy Wars and Holy Peacemaking: The Dangerous Myth of Religious Violence (283.72 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
This is an open forum presented by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Professor Murray Rae, Professor Kevin Clements, Dr Mai Tamimi and Professor Richard Jackson discuss the dangerous myth of religious violence. Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock. 1 August 2013

In Conversation with Jim Flynn (266.35 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn discusses with Associate Professor Charles Pigden the challenges of growing up in the 1940s/1950s and the influences of religion and racism during his upbringing. He goes on to talk about his academic career, beginning with a scholarship at the University of Chicago to study Politics and Philosophy. Professor Flynn first came to New Zealand to lecture at the University of Canterbury before coming to the University of Otago as the Foundation Chair in Political Studies in 1967. 15 August 2013

NCPACS: To Remember or Forget? The Prospect of Peace, Reconciliation and Good Governance in the Solomon Islands (293.06 MB)
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Bishop Terry Brown first went to the Solomon Islands in 1975 as a young lecturer at the Theological College on Guadalcanal and returned there in 1996 as an Anglican Bishop. Throughout this talk, he discusses the prospect of peace, reconciliation and good governance in the Solomon Islands. 1 November 2012

CTPI: Recovering the Common Good (404.28 MB)
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock, the open forum with Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army, Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel, Formerly Dean, Tikanga Maori, St John’s College Auckland; Visiting Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Rt Rev Dr Graham Redding, Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dr David Clark MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North, Fr Kevin Toomey OP, Editor, Tui Motu, asks a number of questions about Recovering the Common Good. Would we have anything to gain – as individuals, communities, a city, a nation – from a fresh encounter with the concept of the 'common good’? What might be involved if the common good informed our public discourse and policy thinking more in New Zealand? Can the common good help us to reflect on our priorities as individuals and a society - and what might be the practical consequences of such reflection? 24 June 2013

IPL: The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world (183.17 MB)
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Professor Richard Jackson of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world”. 22 October 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Asian Migrants in Australasia: Socio-Demographic Perspective (70.01 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan, Research Associate, University of Waikato and Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Balbosar, Iran, discusses his key research question: Who are Asian migrants, demographically and comparatively in Australia and New Zealand? His research is based on 2001 census data from Australia and 1996, 2001 and 2006 census data from New Zealand. 5 September 2013

English & Linguistics: An Evening with Doug Johnstone (344.02 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
The rising star of Tartan Noir, Scottish author Doug Johnstone reads from his new novel, 'Gone Again' (Faber, 2013), answers questions from the audience and even sings a few songs. Doug Johnstone's previous novel was described as "a great slice of noir" by Ian Rankin, and "a grisly parable of our times" by Irvine Welsh. 28 August 2013

Philosophy: 2013 Dan & Gwen Taylor Lecture: Is Religion Special? Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law (111.73 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Professor Brian Leiter (Karl N. Llewellyn, Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Centre for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values, University of Chicago) speaks on the topic of his recent book 'Why Tolerate Religion?' (Princeton University Press, 2012). 27 August 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: Regret and Resistance: The Crucified Tekoteko (110.27 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the third and final lecture in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 25 July 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2013: From Samuel Marsden to Fredereick Bennet: Te Hāhi Mihinare (136.85 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the first in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 23 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Mike Houlahan, Jinty MacTavish, Dr Nicholas Khoo & Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman with Dr Andrew Bradstock (280.47 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
Mike Houlahan, (Past Editor of Dunedin-based Fairfax newspaper D Scene, final edition published end of May 2013), Jinty MacTavish (Dunedin City councillor, youth-worker, film-maker and activist), Dr Nicholas Khoo (lecturer in Politics with a specialist knowledge of China and international relations), & Dr Selwyn Yeoman (Presbyterian minister, environmentalist, and Master of Knox College), with Professor Andrew Bradstock discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: the Leveson report and press freedom in New Zealand, New Zealand and Kyoto, the Chinese leadership change and China-NZ relations, New Zealand's nuclear stance, and whether we're more obsessed by Hobbits than our own real 'little people'. 11 December 2012

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: From Patoru Tamatea to Ralph Hotere: the impact of Catholic spirituality and iconography (138.44 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the second in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 24 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Seeking the Welfare of the City: The Contribution of Theology to New Zealand’s Public Square (176.35 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the farewell lecture by Centre of Theology and Public Issues Director Professor Andrew Bradstock who joined the University in January 2009 as Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues and established the Centre. 15 August 2013

In Conversation: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama with Sir Lloyd Geering (168.41 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in conversation with Sir Lloyd Geering, leading New Zealand thinker and commentator on theological issues. His Holiness talks about his childhood, his training and education, Buddhism, secularism, science and religion.

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (164.25 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

Question and Answer session with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama (279.46 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists. In his first visit to the University of Otago, His Holiness answers nominated questions presented by the University’s students and staff. 11 June 2013

CTPI: Public Square - Professor Martyn Percy with Professor Andrew Bradstock (233.07 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Leading Anglican writer and educator Professor Martyn Percy discusses his life, work and ambitions in conversation with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, the largest provider of Anglican ordination training in the UK, Martyn Percy is one of the most influential Christian thinkers, writers and educators around today. 15 April 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Bernadette Hall (89.11 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Bernadette Hall was the 1996 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow. She is the author of nine poetry collections and has been the recipient of several national and international fellowships and residencies. 14 February 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Rhian Gallagher (91.43 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Rhian Gallagher is a poet whose writing has been widely anthologised. She won the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry in 2012 for her second collection of poems, Shift. 14 February 2013

NCPACS: Hiroshima Day Debate: That New Zealand Is Safer Out Of ANZUS And Nuclear Free (579.92 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
To mark Hiroshima Day, Professor Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Mr Gerald Hensley CNZM, former diplomat and Head of the Prime Minister's Office under both Robert Muldoon and David Lange, debate "That New Zealand is safer out of ANZUS and nuclear free". 6 August 2013

English & Linguistics: Jaap Blonk: Sound Poetry (196.42 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
In association with the Otago University Poetry Collective and with the support of the Performing Arts Fund, poet and artist Jaap Blonk talks about his work in the context of sound poetry, improvisation, and new music. 28 February 2013

English & Linguistics: Second Impressions: A Sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (143.27 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
An open lecture by Sandy Lerner, founder of the Chawton House Library, entrepreneur and farmer. Writing as Ava Farmer, Sandy Lerner wrote a sequel to Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In this presentation she discusses the novel and reads from it. 28 February 2013

CTPI: Public Square – Panel Discussion on Issues of the Day (364.26 MB)
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Laura Black (CEO, Methodist Mission), Dr Bryce Edwards (Department of Politics), Greg Fleming (CEO, The Maxim Institute) and Jolyon White (Social Justice Enabler, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch) discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: surveillance; the living wage; the Michael Swann case; regional development; Christchurch's new 'cardboard' cathedral; affordable housing; and the state of the political parties. 20 August 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Professor Chua Beng Huat (207.94 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Professor Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore, speaks on ‘Managing Multiculturalism: Immigration, Population Policy and Citizenship in Singapore’. Since Singapore’s independence the management of race, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity has been a central concern of the government. This presentation explores the implications of multiculturalism on recent immigration and population policies in contemporary Singapore. 29 April 2013

CCCS: Sir Mason Durie - Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience (126.98 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Sir Mason Durie, Professor Emeritus, Massey University, speaks about ‘Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience’, for the Comparative and Cross Cultural Studies research theme. 26 March 2013

Meet the 2013 Otago Fellows (417.18 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2013 University of Otago Arts Fellows: David Howard (Robert Burns Fellow), Zina Swanson (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Samuel Holloway (Mozart Fellow), Hahna Briggs (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Leonie Agnew (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 14 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Do We Know About It And How Does It Challenge Our Attitudes? (260.39 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
ME/CFS is an illness that, because of a lack of clear understanding, is still sometimes greeted with scepticism by some medical professionals and those caring for sufferers. But the WHO has classified it as a neurological disease, and the Ministry of Health recognises it as a bona fide condition here in New Zealand. What do we know about ME/CFS? How does it affect the lives of people living with it? And how should we respond to people who have it? Heather Wilson - member of the executive committee of the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society (ANZMES), and the Society's Otago and Southland Coordinator, Richie Barnett - broadcaster, sports journalist and former Kiwis rugby league captain - 'the NZ face of ME/CFS' and Professor Warren Tate CNZM - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences discuss the attitudes towards this condition. 5 August 2013

Meet the 2012 Otago Fellows (589.62 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2012 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Emma Neale (Robert Burns Fellow), Nick Austin (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Robbie Ellis (Mozart Fellow), and James Norcliffe (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 22 July 2012

Dr Azouz Begag: From Shanty Town Kid to Government Minister in France (187.53 MB)
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Dr. Azouz Begag, France’s best-known writer of Algerian immigrant origin, former Minister for Equal Opportunities, sociologist, novelist, and screenplay writer, speaks about his journey from shanty town kid to government minister in France. He talks of his passionate commitment to social emancipation for ‘young ethnics’ in France through education and political engagement. 2 August 2013

NCPACS and CTPI: A Public Conversation with Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel (410.85 MB)
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel was the first indigenous lay-woman to be appointed head of an Anglican theological college anywhere in the world, serving as Ahorangi or Principal of Te Rau Kahikatea at St John’s Theological College, Auckland, from 1995-2013. Jenny was also a Senior Lecturer in Anglican Studies at St John’s teaching topics such as race politics, gender justice for women and children, indigenous studies and theology and public policy. Jenny is currently Senior Research Fellow (Māori) at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies here at Otago. She speaks about her journey as a Māori woman and as an Anglican, about theology, justice, gender, race, bi-culturalism, peace and civil discourse. Hosted by Professors Kevin Clements and Andrew Bradstock. 3 July 2013

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (189.10 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

CTPI: Public Square – What is it about China? (250.69 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
A public forum, which explores the growing ties between New Zealand and China. The panel, Dr Nicholas Khoo (Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, and specialist in Chinese politics), Professor Sarah Todd (University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International), Phil Ker (CEO of Otago Polytechnic), Grant Bayldon (Executive Director, Amnesty International Aotearoa/New Zealand), Professor André Everett (School of Management) discuss the global impact of New Zealand-China trade relations. They also discuss issues such as education, religion, liberalisation and China’s rise as a major economic power.21 May 2013.

CTPI: Climate Change – Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next? (343.75 MB)
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Open Lecture and Panel with Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University School of Government), Dr Janet Stephenson ('Risk Assessment for NZ' and Director of the Centre for Sustainability), Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt (Otago Climate Change Network), and Alec Dawson (Generation Zero). 22 April 2013.

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (237.86 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012: Grahame Sydney – Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backyard (194.48 MB)
Monday, 6 May 2013
Grahame Sydney is a celebrated New Zealand artist whose works focus on the landscapes of Central Otago and the Maniototo in the South Island. Sydney was the University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1978 and is well-known for his love of the New Zealand environment, and his efforts to protect it from over-development. Here he discusses his views on regional diversity, and the future of our countryside. 4 October 2012.

2012 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Associate Professor Jacob Edmond: Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence (361.47 MB)
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Associate Professor Jacob Edmond, Department of English and Linguistics presents the 2012 Carl Smith Medal lecture, "Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence". The Carl Smith Medal is given to early career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement. 16 October 2012

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (136.91 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (189.73 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

In Conversation with Alan Musgrave (169.51 MB)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Dr Heather Dyke in conversation with Professor Alan Musgrave. In 2012 Alan Musgrave was honoured with the Distinguished Research Medal, the highest research honour given by the University of Otago. He also received the Humanities Aronui Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Here he discusses his life, his career and his love of Philosophy. 28 November 2012.

Theology and Religion: Dr Michael Radich - How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions (134.62 MB)
Friday, 12 April 2013
Dr Michael Radich of Victoria University of Wellington gives a lecture on the subject of “How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions”. 19 October 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World (166.97 MB)
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The End of the World”. 9 August 2012.

IPL: “The Art of Philosophical Synthesis” (141.20 MB)
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Professor Alex Miller of the Department of Philosophy, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The Art of Philosophical Sythesis” 9 April 2013

IPL: Professor Angela McCarthy - Destination New Zealand: The Scottish and Irish Experience (243.83 MB)
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Angela McCarthy is Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Professor of Scottish and Irish History in the Department of History and Art History where she teaches Scottish history and Irish and Scottish migration. She presents her inaugural professorial lecture. 19 March 2013

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr William Willimon – Should the Church Try to Change the World? (121.02 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture five of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Should the Church Try to Change the World?” 8 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Future of Preaching (208.42 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Future of Preaching”. 2 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge (108.85 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture four of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge”. 7 August 2012.

NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion (114.26 MB)
Thursday, 21 February 2013
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.

Your BA: Why choose a BA and BA Myth Busting (58.99 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA.

Your BA: Constructing a BA and where to get more information (27.25 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin gives advice on how to construct a BA degree and tells you where to go for further information and advice.

Your BA: Why choose a BA, BA Myth Busting and Constructing a BA (86.33 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA and gives advice on how to construct a BA degree.

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: A Conversation with Ian Rankin (418.10 MB)
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Ian Rankin is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his novels featuring the character Inspector Rebus. Here he speaks with Professor Liam McIlvanney of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, discussing his literary career, Scotland and its politics, and his latest novel, 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave' 14 November 2012

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (297.63 MB)
Monday, 19 November 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, is pleased to host a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen will be reflecting on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – A Public Conversation with Major Campbell Roberts (423.54 MB)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Major Campbell Roberts is the creator and National Director of The Salvation Army’s social policy and parliamentary unit. Here he is in conversation with Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion. 26 June 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Politics of the Church (431.69 MB)
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture two of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Politics of the Church”. 1 August 2012.

Disability Studies: Professor Patricia O’Brien – Every Body In or Everybody In? . . . Is it the same or different? (134.78 MB)
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Professor Patricia O’Brien, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney presents a keynote lecture ‘Every Body In or Everybody in? . . . Is it the same or different?’ at the Disability Studies: Every Body In, inaugural conference. 30 November 2011.

Annual Peace Lecture 2012: Rabbi Adi Cohen – Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a Way of Living (332.80 MB)
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Rabbi Adi Cohen of the Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation presents the Annual Peace Lecture 2012 on the topic of “Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a way of living”. Rabbi Cohen moved to NZ in May 2011 from Israel. He has taught courses in Jewish Law and Ethics, special education, and worked as a storyteller. He is active in interfaith activities in Wellington and is a member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews. 3 September 2012.

2012 Suffrage Lecture: Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald - From ‘Real Rape’ to Real justice? A Look at the Efficacy of 35 Years of Feminism, Activism and Law Reform. (265.49 MB)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald of the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, presents the 2012 Suffrage Lecture on the topic “From ‘Real Rape’ to Real Justice?”.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Emma Neale (120.96 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring author Emma Neale. Emma is the 2012 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago and has published several successful volumes of poetry and novels. 11 September 2012.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Cilla McQueen (154.13 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring the poet Cilla McQueen. Cilla was the Burns fellow at the University of Otago in 1985 and 1986, and the New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2009 until 2011. 11 September 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - 3 October 2012 (536.30 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents The Public Square. The Public Square is a forum for a variety of current issues. This panel includes Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University of Wellington; Louisa Wall, Labour MP; Aaron Hawkins of Dunedin’s Radio One; and Guy McCallum of the youth wing of the ACT party. 3 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - Public Broadcasting: Past, Present... No Future? (653.29 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion on the demise of a non-commercial free-to-air broadcasting service in NZ, what it means for an informed citizenry in a democracy, and what the future might hold. With guest panellists: David Beatson (former producer, TVNZ); Lorraine Isaacs (former chair, NZ On Air); Paul Norris (Head, NZ Broadcasting School, CPIT); Colin Peacock (Radio NZ National, formerly with the BBC World Service) and Dr Erika Pearson (Lecturer, Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago). 3 August 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – Fair Trade: If It Does So Much Good, Why Aren’t We All Buying It? (533.20 MB)
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion with Geoff White (General Manager, Trade Aid); Professor David Fielding (Department of Economics); Susan Wardell (founder of The Cuckoo's Nest clothing store, Dunedin); Jason Taylor (designer of Trade Aid's digital storytelling kiosk); and Richard Stainer (World Development Adviser, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Anglican Diocese, UK). 22 August 2012.

In Conversation With Brian Turner (575.41 MB)
Friday, 28 September 2012
The University of Otago is pleased to present Brian Turner in conversation with Grahame Sydney. Brian Turner is a prominent New Zealand poet, and was the 1984 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. He also served as New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2003-2005. In August 2012 the University of Otago presented Brian with an honorary Doctorate of Literature. On the eve of this occasion he reflects on his life and career, covering topics such as his childhood in Dunedin, his love of sport and his passion for poetry.

CTPI: In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons (108.35 MB)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents “In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons”. Jeanette is a former lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Auckland, and served as a Member of Parliament from 1995 – 2010, including a period as Green Party co-leader from 1995 - 2009. 9 October 2009.

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NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Marilyn Waring (103.87 MB)
Monday, 21 July 2014
Professor Kevin Clements talks to Marilyn Waring, development consultant, academic, writer and former National Party MP who triggered the 1984 snap election when she refused to support her own government in the vote against an opposition-sponsored anti-nuclear bill. Her best known work, "If Women Counted", also published under the title "Counting for Nothing", describes how economic orthodoxies exclude most of women's productive and reproductive work. In this conversation, Professor Clements seeks to explore what triggered Marilyn's interest in peace, justice and human rights. 21 July 2014

Meet the 2014 Otago Fellows (63.47 MB)
Sunday, 13 July 2014
The 2014 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Majella Cullinane (Robert Burns Fellow), Patrick Lundberg (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Jeremy Mayall (Mozart Fellow), Louise Potiki Bryant (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Melinda Szymanik (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 13 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (51.67 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

English & Linguistics: Poetry Reading with Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten (73.21 MB)
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten give poetry readings at the Circadian Rhythm Café. Carla Harryman is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright. She has published thirteen single-authored works, including 'Adorno's Noise' (Essay Press, 2008) and 'Open Box' (Belladonna, 2007), and has received numerous grants and awards including from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Opera America, the American Embassy in Romania, and the Fund for Poetry. Barrett Watten is a language-centered poet, critic, editor, and publisher. Some of his publications include 'Bad History', a nonnarrative prose poem “including history,” (Atelos, 1998) and ''Progress/Under Erasure, in a combined edition, (Green Integer,2004). He edited 'This', one of the central publications of the Language school of poetry (1971-82), and co-edited 'Poetics Journal' with Lyn Hejinian, featuring writing on poetics by poets and academics. 9 July 2014

Peace Lecture 2014: Believers of the world - unite (51.58 MB)
Monday, 7 July 2014
Rev Dr Lord Leslie Griffiths presents this year's Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group Peace lecture “Believers of the world – unite”. Dr Griffiths, the Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, is a Methodist Minister and Superintendent of Wesley’s Chapel, London, and has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2004. His story begins in real poverty in South Wales. He became the youngest ever staff member at the University of Wales, before the call to ordained ministry led him, via Cambridge, to Haiti to work with some of the poorest people on earth. 7 July 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Ed Garcia with Professor Kevin Clements (64.74 MB)
Thursday, 26 June 2014
In this conversation with Professor Kevin Clements, Professor Ed Garcia will reflect on his life's work, on the central dilemmas confronting human rights and peace practitioners and the ethics of peacebuilding. Professor Ed Garcia is a Peace Process Practitioner. He has worked as a peaceworker, specifically as special peace envoy and senior policy advisor at International Alert, a peace-building organisation working in diverse regions of violent conflict. Ed's work has taken him all over Asia, including the Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Kashmir. He has worked in conflict zones on the African continent, in Latin America and the Middle East. 14 April 2014

NCPACS: Maata Wharehoka in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements (83.65 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Maata Wharehoka, a tikanga Maori advocate, discusses with Professor Kevin Clements about being born in the 1950’s into a large unwealthy family and her work as an activist and advocate. She talks about living a pakeha life with her aunty from the age of 11, her experiences through nursing school and studying, and raising her own family of five children, and the fostering of 45 children. 12 May 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Professor Ed Garcia (89.47 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Before Professor Ed Garcia departed after an extended visit to the Centre, he interviewed Professor Kevin Clements about his life and times. Kevin has had an illustrious career both in academia and as a consultant to a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations on disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution, development and regional security issues. He has written widely on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, preventive diplomacy and development with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. 24 April 2014

Geography: Becoming an African Chief: 40 years of research and community involvement in Sierra Leone (67.53 MB)
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Professor Tony Binns, University of Otago Ron Lister Chair of Geography, has been bestowed with the most remarkable of honours – being named an African Chief. The Paramount Chief and Section Chiefs of Sandor Chiefdom in Kono District, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone, awarded Professor Binns the titles of ‘Sahr Kayima’ and ‘Chief Manjawah of Sandor’ earlier this year. The honour recognises his work and community involvement over a period of 40 years since he first visited as a PhD student in 1974. He explains his personal journey and how he became interested in Africa and specifically Sierra Leone. He discusses his ongoing research and links with the communities and the significance of the honorary chieftaincy. 11 June 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (54.27 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: An Evening with Adrian McKinty (39.56 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
In this address, we hear the prize-winning author of Fifty Grand and The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty, read from his new Sean Duffy novel, In the Morning I’ll Be Gone. Adrian is an Irish novelist born in Belfast, Northern Ireland who is primarily known as a writer of crime and mystery novels, and young adult fiction. He is the author of 15 novels and has won a number of awards for his writing since he began in 2001 and has been shortlisted for the Crimewriter’s Association silver dagger award, the Theakston Best British Crime Novel award and the Barry award. 30 April 2014

CTPI: Religious Voices in the Public Square: Threatening Democracy or Enriching Debate? (74.78 MB)
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
In this conversation two leading public theologians, one from Sri Lanka, Dr Vinoth Ramachandra (Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), and one from Cambridge, Dr Jonathan Chaplin (Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics) discuss this issue with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues. 9 August 2013

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: Scotland’s Choice: The Referendum on Independence (58.70 MB)
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, the Scottish Government discusses the upcoming Scottish debate in September 2014, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Michael has been Education Secretary in the Scottish Government since 2009, having previously served as Minister for Environment, and Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and the author of seven books, including Edinburgh: A Celebration (1992), In Waiting: Travels in the Shadow of Edwin Muir (1998), and The Next Big Thing: A Fable of Modern Scotland (2007). He represents the Argyll and Bute constituency for the Scottish National Party in the Scottish Parliament. 25 March 2014

Faculty of Law, Politics & NCPACS: Disarmament: The Balance Sheet (27.75 MB)
Thursday, 10 April 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon has said our world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs for the United Nations talks about disarmament challenges and successes, and addresses a number of common questions. Are we any closer to nuclear disarmament since New Zealand took its stand in the 1980s? How realistic is a Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction? Why did Assad agree to give up chemical weapons? Is the Arms Trade Treaty all good news? This is a public lecture hosted by the Faculty of Law, Department of Politics and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies. 10 April 2014

NCPACS: Challenging perceived wisdom in communes, schools and governments: Developing critical consciousness in Aotearoa-New Zealand (87.47 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Marian Hobbs, former labour MP, in conversation with Professor Kevin Clements about her life and times growing up through the 1960’s. She talks about education, teaching, life in communes and her experiences as an MP. 17 March 2014

Centre for Sustainability: The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency (39.44 MB)
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
John A. “Skip” Laitner is a resource economist based in Tucson, Arizona. In this talk, Skip looks at the constraint imposed on the global economy by the inefficient use of energy. He discusses ways to improve the current level of efficiency and how the next generation of efficiency improvements will move away from device efficiency to system, infrastructure and social optimization. 10 March 2014

OZONE presentation 2013: Unattended moments (11.74 MB)
Monday, 24 March 2014
Simone Celine marshall discusses the medieval imagery used by Modernist writers to explain metaphysical experiences. The Ozone research talks were presented in September 2013

Languages & Cultures: Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution (63.35 MB)
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Professor Geremie Barmé, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University presents his lecture “Thirty Years of Spiritual Pollution” as part of an all day workshop held at the University of Otago on ‘Chinese soft power and culture: between complicity and independence’. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the NZCCRC (New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre), the CIW (Australian Centre on China in the World), the Chinese Programme of the Department of Languages and Cultures, Division of Humanities, University of Otago, and the Confucius Institute in Auckland, Otago Office. 20 November 2013

English & Linguistics: The Scottish Referendum: A Question of Conscience (66.37 MB)
Monday, 27 January 2014
Hosted by the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, Professor Will Storrar presents this lecture on the Scottish Referendum. Professor Storrar is Director of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton and formerly Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He holds visiting professorships at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Professor Storrar was active in the campaign for a Scottish Parliament in the 1980s and 90s, and has been involved in public debates in Scotland in the run-up to the 2014 independence referendum. 28 November 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse II: David Howard and Lisa Samuels (57.15 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
These readings feature poems by David Howard and Lisa Samuels. David Howard is a poet, the 2013 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow, and a winner of the Gordon & Gotch Poetry Award, the NZ Poetry Society Competition, the NZSA Mid‐Career Writers Award, and the University of South Pacific Press Poetry Prize. Lisa Samuels is a poet, critic and is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. She released her first poetry collection 'The Seven Voices' in 1998 and has authored a number of books in the USA, UK and New Zealand. Loveday Why, poet and postgraduate student at the University of Otago, accompanies David on some readings. 31 July 2013

CTPI: Severing the Link Between Alcohol and Prison (71.53 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
This open forum, jointly hosted by the Centre for Theology & Public Issues and the Howard League for Penal Reform, is chaired by Dunedin Barrister Anne Stevens. The panellists include Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army and Professor Jennie Connor, Head of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago. The link between alcohol consumption and criminal offending in New Zealand is well established. Police estimate that about one third of all offending involves alcohol and that about half of all violent crimes are alcohol-related. The link between alcohol and crime is but one indicator of the serious problems caused by alcohol consumption in our society. The panel considers the nature and extent of the problem and the legal, behavioural and cultural changes that are needed to make a difference. 31 October 2013

2013 Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner – Daniel Wee (6.00 MB)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Winner of the 2013 Otago Three Minute Thesis competition, Daniel Wee is a PhD candidate from the Department of Philosophy, whose talk entitled ‘Talking to oneself: Is it still a language if only one person understands it?’ earned him the Supreme Award. 29 August 2013

IPL: Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures (63.38 MB)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Professor Rachel Spronken-Smith, Dean of the Graduate Research School, delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Educating Undergraduates for Uncertain Futures”. 3 December 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Reading the Record (70.27 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the fourth and final lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 9 October 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: Pioneer Scholars (49.87 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the third lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 2 October 2013

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (71.74 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

Music: ‘Untimely Meditations’ - A Songwriter’s Occupation (84.75 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Dr Graeme Downes, Head of the Department of Music at the University of Otago, discusses his band’s new album, Untimely Meditations, and his approach to writing songs and albums. In 1981 Graeme formed The Verlaines and Untimely Meditations is their ninth studio album. 26 April 2012

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, Discovering the Maya: The First Explorers (55.94 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the second lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 18 September 2013

Peace Lecture 2013: Interfaith Engagement for Peace – A Muslim Perspective (67.98 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
This is the tenth in a series of annual peace lectures organised by the Otago Tertiary Chaplaincy and the Dunedin Abrahamic Interfaith Group and is given by Dr Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada. 19 August 2013

NCPACS: The Paradox of Power and Peace: Contamination or Enablement (52.51 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
The 2013 William Evans Fellow Professor Oliver Richmond discusses the paradox of power and peace. In debates about peace, most discussions of power implicitly revolve around four types. Each of these types of power may be exercised from different sites of legitimate authority: the international, the state, and the local, and their legitimacy is constructed via specific understandings of time and space. Each type of power and its related site of authority have implications for making peace. 29 October 2013

De Carle Lecture 2013: Maya Archaeology Lecture Series, The Maya: An Ancient American Civilisation (54.02 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Norman Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University delivers the first lecture in the Maya Archaeology series. Professor Hammond is also an Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. 11 September 2013

CTPI: Exploring Youth Justice: Progress and Possibilities (87.12 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Chaired by Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, this is a panel discussion with Judge Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge, Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Chris Marshall, Victoria University, Wellington and Dr Shayne Walker, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work. One often hears laments about the loss of moral standards and the high rates of criminal offending among youth. In fact, however, rates of youth offending in New Zealand have been declining in recent years. But there is work yet to be done. The panel will consider the progress made thus far, the things that could be done to improve things further, and also the larger question of the goals toward which our justice system should be directed: what does justice consist of and what does it mean for justice to be done? 5 November 2013

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (51.66 MB)
Monday, 25 November 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality. 18 September 2013

De Carle Lecture 2011: Professor Emerita Joy Hendry – Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A Glance Towards the Future (58.45 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Professor Emerita Joy Hendry of the Oxford Brookes University presents her 2011 De Carle lecture on the topic of ‘Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Science: A glance towards the future’. 28 September 2011

CTPI & NCPACS: Holy Wars and Holy Peacemaking: The Dangerous Myth of Religious Violence (70.71 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
This is an open forum presented by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Professor Murray Rae, Professor Kevin Clements, Dr Mai Tamimi and Professor Richard Jackson discuss the dangerous myth of religious violence. Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock. 1 August 2013

In Conversation with Jim Flynn (82.27 MB)
Monday, 4 November 2013
Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn discusses with Associate Professor Charles Pigden the challenges of growing up in the 1940s/1950s and the influences of religion and racism during his upbringing. He goes on to talk about his academic career, beginning with a scholarship at the University of Chicago to study Politics and Philosophy. Professor Flynn first came to New Zealand to lecture at the University of Canterbury before coming to the University of Otago as the Foundation Chair in Political Studies in 1967. 15 August 2013

NCPACS: To Remember or Forget? The Prospect of Peace, Reconciliation and Good Governance in the Solomon Islands (53.98 MB)
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Bishop Terry Brown first went to the Solomon Islands in 1975 as a young lecturer at the Theological College on Guadalcanal and returned there in 1996 as an Anglican Bishop. Throughout this talk, he discusses the prospect of peace, reconciliation and good governance in the Solomon Islands. 1 November 2012

IPL: The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world (67.99 MB)
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Professor Richard Jackson of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world”. 22 October 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Asian Migrants in Australasia: Socio-Demographic Perspective (53.38 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Dr Yaghoob Foroutan, Research Associate, University of Waikato and Assistant Professor, University of Mazandaran, Balbosar, Iran, discusses his key research question: Who are Asian migrants, demographically and comparatively in Australia and New Zealand? His research is based on 2001 census data from Australia and 1996, 2001 and 2006 census data from New Zealand. 5 September 2013

English & Linguistics: An Evening with Doug Johnstone (67.49 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
The rising star of Tartan Noir, Scottish author Doug Johnstone reads from his new novel, 'Gone Again' (Faber, 2013), answers questions from the audience and even sings a few songs. Doug Johnstone's previous novel was described as "a great slice of noir" by Ian Rankin, and "a grisly parable of our times" by Irvine Welsh. 28 August 2013

Philosophy: 2013 Dan & Gwen Taylor Lecture: Is Religion Special? Toleration, Conscience and Exemptions from the Law (43.84 MB)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Professor Brian Leiter (Karl N. Llewellyn, Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Centre for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values, University of Chicago) speaks on the topic of his recent book 'Why Tolerate Religion?' (Princeton University Press, 2012). 27 August 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Seeking the Welfare of the City: The Contribution of Theology to New Zealand’s Public Square (72.20 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the farewell lecture by Centre of Theology and Public Issues Director Professor Andrew Bradstock who joined the University in January 2009 as Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues and established the Centre. 15 August 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2013: From Samuel Marsden to Fredereick Bennet: Te Hāhi Mihinare (77.81 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the first in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 23 July 2013

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: From Patoru Tamatea to Ralph Hotere: the impact of Catholic spirituality and iconography (77.13 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the second in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 24 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square: Mike Houlahan, Jinty MacTavish, Dr Nicholas Khoo & Rev Dr Selwyn Yeoman with Dr Andrew Bradstock (86.50 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
Mike Houlahan, (Past Editor of Dunedin-based Fairfax newspaper D Scene, final edition published end of May 2013), Jinty MacTavish (Dunedin City councillor, youth-worker, film-maker and activist), Dr Nicholas Khoo (lecturer in Politics with a specialist knowledge of China and international relations), & Dr Selwyn Yeoman (Presbyterian minister, environmentalist, and Master of Knox College), with Professor Andrew Bradstock discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: the Leveson report and press freedom in New Zealand, New Zealand and Kyoto, the Chinese leadership change and China-NZ relations, New Zealand's nuclear stance, and whether we're more obsessed by Hobbits than our own real 'little people'. 11 December 2012

Albert Moore Memorial Lecture Series 2013: Regret and Resistance: The Crucified Tekoteko (75.53 MB)
Monday, 9 September 2013
This is the third and final lecture in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 25 July 2013

In Conversation: His Holiness, the Dalai Lama with Sir Lloyd Geering (53.69 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in conversation with Sir Lloyd Geering, leading New Zealand thinker and commentator on theological issues. His Holiness talks about his childhood, his training and education, Buddhism, secularism, science and religion.

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (69.58 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Bernadette Hall (33.05 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Bernadette Hall was the 1996 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow. She is the author of nine poetry collections and has been the recipient of several national and international fellowships and residencies. 14 February 2013

Question and Answer session with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama (96.52 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. He has met with presidents, prime ministers and crowned rulers of major nations. He has held dialogues with the heads of different religions and many well-known scientists. In his first visit to the University of Otago, His Holiness answers nominated questions presented by the University’s students and staff. 11 June 2013

English & Linguistics: Poetry with a Pulse - Rhian Gallagher (31.74 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Rhian Gallagher is a poet whose writing has been widely anthologised. She won the New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry in 2012 for her second collection of poems, Shift. 14 February 2013

CTPI: Public Square - Professor Martyn Percy with Professor Andrew Bradstock (67.55 MB)
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Leading Anglican writer and educator Professor Martyn Percy discusses his life, work and ambitions in conversation with Professor Andrew Bradstock, Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, the largest provider of Anglican ordination training in the UK, Martyn Percy is one of the most influential Christian thinkers, writers and educators around today. 15 April 2013

CTPI: Recovering the Common Good (103.06 MB)
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Chaired by Professor Andrew Bradstock, the open forum with Major Campbell Roberts, Director of Social Policy, Salvation Army, Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel, Formerly Dean, Tikanga Maori, St John’s College Auckland; Visiting Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Rt Rev Dr Graham Redding, Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, Dr David Clark MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin North, Fr Kevin Toomey OP, Editor, Tui Motu, asks a number of questions about Recovering the Common Good. Would we have anything to gain – as individuals, communities, a city, a nation – from a fresh encounter with the concept of the 'common good’? What might be involved if the common good informed our public discourse and policy thinking more in New Zealand? Can the common good help us to reflect on our priorities as individuals and a society - and what might be the practical consequences of such reflection? 24 June 2013

NCPACS: Hiroshima Day Debate: That New Zealand Is Safer Out Of ANZUS And Nuclear Free (70.68 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
To mark Hiroshima Day, Professor Kevin Clements, Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Mr Gerald Hensley CNZM, former diplomat and Head of the Prime Minister's Office under both Robert Muldoon and David Lange, debate "That New Zealand is safer out of ANZUS and nuclear free". 6 August 2013

English & Linguistics: Jaap Blonk: Sound Poetry (73.98 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
In association with the Otago University Poetry Collective and with the support of the Performing Arts Fund, poet and artist Jaap Blonk talks about his work in the context of sound poetry, improvisation, and new music. 28 February 2013

English & Linguistics: Second Impressions: A Sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (41.62 MB)
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
An open lecture by Sandy Lerner, founder of the Chawton House Library, entrepreneur and farmer. Writing as Ava Farmer, Sandy Lerner wrote a sequel to Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In this presentation she discusses the novel and reads from it. 28 February 2013

CTPI: Public Square – Panel Discussion on Issues of the Day (84.87 MB)
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Laura Black (CEO, Methodist Mission), Dr Bryce Edwards (Department of Politics), Greg Fleming (CEO, The Maxim Institute) and Jolyon White (Social Justice Enabler, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch) discuss questions submitted by prospective members of the audience relating to issues of current concern. Among the issues for discussion are: surveillance; the living wage; the Michael Swann case; regional development; Christchurch's new 'cardboard' cathedral; affordable housing; and the state of the political parties. 20 August 2013

CCCS: Sir Mason Durie - Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience (71.12 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Sir Mason Durie, Professor Emeritus, Massey University, speaks about ‘Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience’, for the Comparative and Cross Cultural Studies research theme. 26 March 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Professor Chua Beng Huat (73.15 MB)
Friday, 23 August 2013
Professor Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore, speaks on ‘Managing Multiculturalism: Immigration, Population Policy and Citizenship in Singapore’. Since Singapore’s independence the management of race, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity has been a central concern of the government. This presentation explores the implications of multiculturalism on recent immigration and population policies in contemporary Singapore. 29 April 2013

Meet the 2012 Otago Fellows (95.92 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2012 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Emma Neale (Robert Burns Fellow), Nick Austin (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Robbie Ellis (Mozart Fellow), and James Norcliffe (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 22 July 2012

CTPI: Public Square: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Do We Know About It And How Does It Challenge Our Attitudes? (84.99 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
ME/CFS is an illness that, because of a lack of clear understanding, is still sometimes greeted with scepticism by some medical professionals and those caring for sufferers. But the WHO has classified it as a neurological disease, and the Ministry of Health recognises it as a bona fide condition here in New Zealand. What do we know about ME/CFS? How does it affect the lives of people living with it? And how should we respond to people who have it? Heather Wilson - member of the executive committee of the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalopathy Society (ANZMES), and the Society's Otago and Southland Coordinator, Richie Barnett - broadcaster, sports journalist and former Kiwis rugby league captain - 'the NZ face of ME/CFS' and Professor Warren Tate CNZM - Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences discuss the attitudes towards this condition. 5 August 2013

Meet the 2013 Otago Fellows (100.14 MB)
Thursday, 22 August 2013
The 2013 University of Otago Arts Fellows: David Howard (Robert Burns Fellow), Zina Swanson (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Samuel Holloway (Mozart Fellow), Hahna Briggs (Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance), and Leonie Agnew (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 14 July 2013

Dr Azouz Begag: From Shanty Town Kid to Government Minister in France (60.75 MB)
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Dr. Azouz Begag, France’s best-known writer of Algerian immigrant origin, former Minister for Equal Opportunities, sociologist, novelist, and screenplay writer, speaks about his journey from shanty town kid to government minister in France. He talks of his passionate commitment to social emancipation for ‘young ethnics’ in France through education and political engagement. 2 August 2013

NCPACS and CTPI: A Public Conversation with Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel (73.90 MB)
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel was the first indigenous lay-woman to be appointed head of an Anglican theological college anywhere in the world, serving as Ahorangi or Principal of Te Rau Kahikatea at St John’s Theological College, Auckland, from 1995-2013. Jenny was also a Senior Lecturer in Anglican Studies at St John’s teaching topics such as race politics, gender justice for women and children, indigenous studies and theology and public policy. Jenny is currently Senior Research Fellow (Māori) at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies here at Otago. She speaks about her journey as a Māori woman and as an Anglican, about theology, justice, gender, race, bi-culturalism, peace and civil discourse. Hosted by Professors Kevin Clements and Andrew Bradstock. 3 July 2013

CTPI: Public Square – What is it about China? (89.04 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
A public forum, which explores the growing ties between New Zealand and China. The panel, Dr Nicholas Khoo (Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, and specialist in Chinese politics), Professor Sarah Todd (University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International), Phil Ker (CEO of Otago Polytechnic), Grant Bayldon (Executive Director, Amnesty International Aotearoa/New Zealand), Professor André Everett (School of Management) discuss the global impact of New Zealand-China trade relations. They also discuss issues such as education, religion, liberalisation and China’s rise as a major economic power.21 May 2013.

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (56.28 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

CTPI: Climate Change – Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next? (86.98 MB)
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Open Lecture and Panel with Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University School of Government), Dr Janet Stephenson ('Risk Assessment for NZ' and Director of the Centre for Sustainability), Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt (Otago Climate Change Network), and Alec Dawson (Generation Zero). 22 April 2013.

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (85.30 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012: Grahame Sydney – Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backyard (64.57 MB)
Monday, 6 May 2013
Grahame Sydney is a celebrated New Zealand artist whose works focus on the landscapes of Central Otago and the Maniototo in the South Island. Sydney was the University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1978 and is well-known for his love of the New Zealand environment, and his efforts to protect it from over-development. Here he discusses his views on regional diversity, and the future of our countryside. 4 October 2012.

2012 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Associate Professor Jacob Edmond: Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence (58.78 MB)
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Associate Professor Jacob Edmond, Department of English and Linguistics presents the 2012 Carl Smith Medal lecture, "Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence". The Carl Smith Medal is given to early career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement. 16 October 2012

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (67.27 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (52.79 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

English: Brian Reed - Less is More: Contemporary Poems Composed Through Deletion (61.49 MB)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Open lecture by Professor Brian Reed, Department of English, University of Washington. Since the turn of the millennium, a number of poets have begun composing verse by taking pre-existing texts and selectively deleting words, phrases, sentences, and even whole sections. Does it make sense to call such poets "writers" in anything but a very loose sense, since, instead of generating text, they remove it? Moreover, since they give us nothing but passages of borrowed language with the original word order preserved intact, can we say that they are sharing their unique thoughts, experiences, and emotions? This talk will argue that today's poetry-by-subtraction is best understood as an inventive response to information overload. 2/08/2012.

In Conversation with Alan Musgrave (54.65 MB)
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Dr Heather Dyke in conversation with Professor Alan Musgrave. In 2012 Alan Musgrave was honoured with the Distinguished Research Medal, the highest research honour given by the University of Otago. He also received the Humanities Aronui Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Here he discusses his life, his career and his love of Philosophy. 28 November 2012.

Theology and Religion: Dr Michael Radich - How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions (59.57 MB)
Friday, 12 April 2013
Dr Michael Radich of Victoria University of Wellington gives a lecture on the subject of “How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions”. 19 October 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World (53.23 MB)
Thursday, 11 April 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The End of the World”. 9 August 2012.

IPL: “The Art of Philosophical Synthesis” (57.18 MB)
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Professor Alex Miller of the Department of Philosophy, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The Art of Philosophical Sythesis” 9 April 2013

IPL: Professor Angela McCarthy - Destination New Zealand: The Scottish and Irish Experience (56.41 MB)
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Angela McCarthy is Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Professor of Scottish and Irish History in the Department of History and Art History where she teaches Scottish history and Irish and Scottish migration. She presents her inaugural professorial lecture. 19 March 2013

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Future of Preaching (69.99 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Future of Preaching”. 2 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr William Willimon – Should the Church Try to Change the World? (54.57 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture five of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Should the Church Try to Change the World?” 8 August 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge (48.24 MB)
Friday, 8 March 2013
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture four of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “Jesus as the Church’s Greatest Challenge”. 7 August 2012.

NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion (56.11 MB)
Thursday, 21 February 2013
The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.

Your BA: Why choose a BA, BA Myth Busting and Constructing a BA (20.98 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA and gives advice on how to construct a BA degree.

Your BA: Why choose a BA and BA Myth Busting (12.36 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA.

Your BA: Constructing a BA and where to get more information (8.68 MB)
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Associate Professor James Maclaurin gives advice on how to construct a BA degree and tells you where to go for further information and advice.

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: A Conversation with Ian Rankin (67.98 MB)
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Ian Rankin is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his novels featuring the character Inspector Rebus. Here he speaks with Professor Liam McIlvanney of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, discussing his literary career, Scotland and its politics, and his latest novel, 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave'. 14 November 2012

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (48.45 MB)
Monday, 19 November 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women, is pleased to host a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen will be reflecting on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – A Public Conversation with Major Campbell Roberts (68.94 MB)
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Major Campbell Roberts is the creator and National Director of The Salvation Army’s social policy and parliamentary unit. Here he is in conversation with Professor Murray Rae, Head of the Department of Theology and Religion. 26 June 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Politics of the Church (70.18 MB)
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture two of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Politics of the Church”. 1 August 2012.

Disability Studies: Professor Patricia O’Brien – Every Body In or Everybody In? . . . Is it the same or different? (53.69 MB)
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Professor Patricia O’Brien, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Sydney presents a keynote lecture ‘Every Body In or Everybody in? . . . Is it the same or different?’ at the Disability Studies: Every Body In, inaugural conference. 30 November 2011.

Annual Peace Lecture 2012: Rabbi Adi Cohen – Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a Way of Living (54.24 MB)
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Rabbi Adi Cohen of the Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation presents the Annual Peace Lecture 2012 on the topic of “Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a way of living”. Rabbi Cohen moved to NZ in May 2011 from Israel. He has taught courses in Jewish Law and Ethics, special education, and worked as a storyteller. He is active in interfaith activities in Wellington and is a member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews. 3 September 2012.

2012 Suffrage Lecture: Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald - From ‘Real Rape’ to Real justice? A Look at the Efficacy of 35 Years of Feminism, Activism and Law Reform. (44.24 MB)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald of the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, presents the 2012 Suffrage Lecture on the topic “From ‘Real Rape’ to Real Justice?”.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Emma Neale (19.71 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring author Emma Neale. Emma is the 2012 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago and has published several successful volumes of poetry and novels. 11 September 2012.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Cilla McQueen (25.09 MB)
Friday, 19 October 2012
The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring the poet Cilla McQueen. Cilla was the Burns fellow at the University of Otago in 1985 and 1986, and the New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2009 until 2011. 11 September 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - 3 October 2012 (87.29 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents The Public Square. The Public Square is a forum for a variety of current issues. This panel includes Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University of Wellington; Louisa Wall, Labour MP; Aaron Hawkins of Dunedin’s Radio One; and Guy McCallum of the youth wing of the ACT party. 3 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - Public Broadcasting: Past, Present... No Future? (106.35 MB)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion on the demise of a non-commercial free-to-air broadcasting service in NZ, what it means for an informed citizenry in a democracy, and what the future might hold. With guest panellists: David Beatson (former producer, TVNZ); Lorraine Isaacs (former chair, NZ On Air); Paul Norris (Head, NZ Broadcasting School, CPIT); Colin Peacock (Radio NZ National, formerly with the BBC World Service) and Dr Erika Pearson (Lecturer, Media, Film & Communication, University of Otago). 3 August 2012.

CTPI: Public Square – Fair Trade: If It Does So Much Good, Why Aren’t We All Buying It? (86.78 MB)
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion with Geoff White (General Manager, Trade Aid); Professor David Fielding (Department of Economics); Susan Wardell (founder of The Cuckoo's Nest clothing store, Dunedin); Jason Taylor (designer of Trade Aid's digital storytelling kiosk); and Richard Stainer (World Development Adviser, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Anglican Diocese, UK). 22 August 2012.

In Conversation With Brian Turner (93.77 MB)
Friday, 28 September 2012
The University of Otago is pleased to present Brian Turner in conversation with Grahame Sydney. Brian Turner is a prominent New Zealand poet, and was the 1984 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. He also served as New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2003-2005. In August 2012 the University of Otago presented Brian with an honorary Doctorate of Literature. On the eve of this occasion he reflects on his life and career, covering topics such as his childhood in Dunedin, his love of sport and his passion for poetry.

CTPI: In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons (34.34 MB)
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents “In Conversation with Jeanette Fitzsimons”. Jeanette is a former lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Auckland, and served as a Member of Parliament from 1995 – 2010, including a period as Green Party co-leader from 1995 - 2009. 9 October 2009.