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Podcasts from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

99 audio and video podcasts found.

NCPACS: Heart and mind in the quest for justice and peace

Video 362.32MB
Audio 67.41MB

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Professor Peter Matheson has led a rich life of theological and historical scholarship, reflection, pastoral care and radical activism. He has urged Churches and States in the UK, Germany and New Zealand to confront violence and war and to work for peace, justice and a more compassionate world while also engaging with many of the major issues of the 20th century. In this talk with Professor Kevin Clements, he discusses his life growing up, his experiences in peacemaking and the heart and mind in the quest for justice. 20 May 2015

NCPACS: Public Conversation with Kennedy Graham, Green Party MP

Video 219.74MB
Audio 68.37MB

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

In this conversation with Professor Kevin Clements, Dr Kennedy Graham discusses the subject of 'Human Security and Global Order: A 21st Century Agenda'. Kennedy Graham served in the New Zealand Foreign Service for 16 years, and has lectured on International Politics and International Law at both the University of Canterbury and Victoria University. He was elected to Parliament for the Greens in 2008 and re-elected in 2011, and holds portfolios of Global Affairs, Defence and Disarmament, and Constitutional Affairs. 13 May 2015

NCPACS: What constitutes a hero? A discussion with author Linda Hansen

Audio 43.45MB

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Linda Hansen is a New Zealand author and professional storyteller whose most recent book, “An Unexpected Hero” tells of a young boy’s encounter with the story of Archibald Baxter and the other conscientious objectors in World War I. Linda has worked extensively in the communications industry, as a lecturer and trainer and in this seminar, aims to challenge participants to reflect on what constitutes a hero. 15 April 2015

NCPACS: Prospects for Peace in the Middle East

Video 175.23MB
Audio 68.41MB

Monday, 10 November 2014

In 2008, despite active opposition from Jewish groups, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Professor Richard Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. Professor Falk, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Princeton University, is described as ‘a critical analyst of the role of international law in global politics’. In this talk he discusses prospects for peace in the Middle East. 10 November 2014

NCPACS: A Rights Based Approach to Food Security: An Urgent Challenge

Video 146.62MB
Audio 38.67MB

Monday, 10 November 2014

Professor Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, evaluates the human rights based approach in relation to the right to adequate and healthy food given the reality and impact of the political, environmental and economic challenges of the 21st century. Professor Elver discusses the strong resistance by global market forces to rights based approach to food security as it supposedly interferes with free market principles; and moreover, the right to food as embedded in the Covenant of the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights is not taken nearly as seriously by many developed countries as is the companion treaty, Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 10 November 2014

NCPACS: Public Conversation: The role of nonviolence in the Save Aramoana campaign

Video 438.04MB
Audio 86.44MB

Monday, 20 October 2014

In this conversation, panellists Claire Carey, Gregor Morgan and Allan Cumming join Professor Kevin Clements to discuss the role of nonviolence in the Save Aramoana Campaign and the lessons for other communities around the world. 20 October 2014

NCPACS: Guns, gun control and combating hypermasculinity in Aotearoa-New Zealand

Video 140.41MB
Audio 61.79MB

Monday, 15 September 2014

In this conversation Tim Ashton, a former member of the Armed Offenders and Special Tactics group in the New Zealand Police force, talks with Professor Kevin Clements about guns, gun control and combating hypermasculinity in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In 1990 Tim was one of the Special Tactics team that shot David Gray in Aramoana. Over the course of his career he has been involved in many incidents where offenders have taken their own lives after killing others, including partners and children. Tim has been shot in the course of his duty and has received two medals for bravery. 15 September 2014

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

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

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

Peace Lecture 2014: Believers of the world - unite

Video 142.39MB
Audio 51.58MB

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

Video 218.76MB
Audio 64.74MB

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

Video 633.20MB
Audio 83.65MB

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

Video 216.89MB
Audio 89.47MB

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

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