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Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Video 94.05MB
Audio 47.55MB

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture four of the 2014 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland, this presentation covers the topic “Called to Fish for People”. 19 August 2014

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Video 94.05MB
Audio 56.94MB

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2014 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland, this presentation covers the topic “Zebedee and Sons”. 14 August 2014

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Video 94.05MB
Audio 63.42MB

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture two of the 2014 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland, this presentation covers the topic “The Fishing Industry”. 13 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century

Video 88.37MB
Audio 60.97MB

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century. Justice Glazebrook discusses a number of topics including legislation, modern statutes, the purpose of text in legislation, and interpretation. 13 August 2014

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Video 94.05MB
Audio 50.75MB

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture one of the 2014 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland, this presentation covers the topic “The World of the Lake of Galilee”. 12 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Human Rights in North Korea. Can things change?

Faculty of Law: Human Rights in North Korea. Can things change?

Video 128.46MB
Audio 43.65MB

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Honorable Michael Kirby, AC CMG Australia, presents this talk on Human Rights in North Korea. He discusses a number of issues including the torture of prisoners and other violations of human rights. He also discusses the establishment of the Commission of Enquiry in May 2013 to investigate these issues. 5 August 2014

NCPACS – Remembering Hiroshima: Targeting civilians in war

NCPACS – Remembering Hiroshima: Targeting civilians in war

 
Audio 60.39MB

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Second World War blurred the distinction between civilians and combatants, thus eliminating one of the central planks of just war theory. Hiroshima reinforced this trend with indiscriminate slaughter of civilians on an industrial scale. Professor Kevin Clements, NCPACS, Dr Yuko Shibata, Languages & Cultures, Professor Robert Patman, Politics, Professor Richard Jackson, NCPACS and Ria Shibata, PhD candidate, NCPACS will explore ways in which innocent civilians have been intentionally and unintentionally targeted in all subsequent modern wars. The forum will discuss current conflicts in the context of Hiroshima. 5 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Litigating Climate Change

Faculty of Law: Litigating Climate Change

Video 179.97MB
Audio 53.08MB

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Professor Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell Law School delivers this talk on 'Litigating Climate Change'. Climate change cases are already being handled by the USA courts. The most prominent are the atmospheric trust cases currently being brought by youth and supported by James Hansen and other scientists. These cases are asking the courts to compel Government to take meaningful action to protect the atmosphere for current and future generations. There have also been liability suits suggested – and at least one filed – over the effects of climate change. Professor Torres discusses the range of cases being brought and suggested in the USA, focusing on the atmospheric trust litigation, and the public trust doctrine which underlies it. 30 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Legal Transplant: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding

Faculty of Law: Legal Transplant: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding

Video 130.64MB
Audio 45.08MB

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Guest Lecturer Mindy Chen-Wishart, a Reader in Contract Law, presents a case study of the transplant of an English doctrine into Singaporean law and explores why the Singaporean courts, while professing to follow it, have applied it to very divergent effect. She compares Western and Confucian value systems—hierarchy versus equality, the positional versus the personal, and collectivism versus individualism—and emphasises the importance of being more aware of the deeply entrenched assumptions of one's own legal system, and of those of other cultures. With the 'changing of the guard' on the world stage, from the West to the East, this is a particularly important time to engage with the Eastern perspective. 24 July 2014

NCPACS and Politics: 2014 Voting Debate: Is it worth voting?

NCPACS and Politics: 2014 Voting Debate: Is it worth voting?

Video 392.59MB
Audio 90.25MB

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Professor Kevin Clements chairs this debate on the subject ‘Is it worth voting?’ in light of the upcoming election in September. Dr David Clark, MP Dunedin North and Marian Hobbs, former Labour MP, debate the positive argument. Professor Richard Jackson and Dr Bryce Edwards, debate the negative argument. 23 July 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Marilyn Waring

NCPACS: Public Conversation: Professor Kevin Clements with Marilyn Waring

Video 342.94MB
Audio 103.87MB

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

Meet the 2014 Otago Fellows

Video 198.97MB
Audio 63.47MB

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

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society

Video 172.53MB
Audio 51.67MB

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

English & Linguistics: Poetry Reading with Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten

 
Audio 73.21MB

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

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