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Podcasts from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

99 audio and video podcasts found.

Faculty of Law, Politics & NCPACS: Disarmament: The Balance Sheet

Audio 27.75MB

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

Video 330.85MB
Audio 87.47MB

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

CTPI & NCPACS: Holy Wars and Holy Peacemaking: The Dangerous Myth of Religious Violence

Video 283.72MB
Audio 70.71MB

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

NCPACS: To Remember or Forget? The Prospect of Peace, Reconciliation and Good Governance in the Solomon Islands

Video 293.06MB
Audio 53.98MB

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: The Paradox of Power and Peace: Contamination or Enablement

Video 552.71MB
Audio 52.51MB

Tuesday, 29 October 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

IPL: The discursive construction of social practice, or, how stories make our world

Video 183.17MB
Audio 67.99MB

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

NCPACS: Hiroshima Day Debate: That New Zealand Is Safer Out Of ANZUS And Nuclear Free

Video 579.92MB
Audio 70.68MB

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

Peace Lecture 2013: Interfaith Engagement for Peace – A Muslim Perspective

Video 382.41MB
Audio 67.98MB

Monday, 19 August 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 and CTPI: A Public Conversation with Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel

Video 410.85MB
Audio 73.90MB

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: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion

Video 114.26MB
Audio 56.11MB

Tuesday, 29 January 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.

Annual Peace Lecture 2012: Rabbi Adi Cohen – Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a Way of Living

Video 332.80MB
Audio 54.24MB

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.

Peace Lecture 2004: The Rt. Hon. David Lange – Old Faiths, New World

Video 311.45MB
Audio 61.34MB

Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Right Honourable David Lange (1942-2005) served as Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1984 to 1989. A skilled debater, he was well known for his quick wit and oratory. Perhaps his greatest legacy is New Zealand’s anti-nuclear legislation, which remains in force today. Here he presents the inaugural Otago Chaplaincy and Interfaith Group Peace Lecture on the topic of “Old Faiths, New World”. 5 August 2004.

NCPACS: Remembering ANZAC Day: Red Poppy or White Poppy?

Video 280.20MB
Audio 45.58MB

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

This public discussion looks at the meaning of ANZAC Day remembrance. In particular, it discusses how we honour our military through wearing the red poppy, but also how we honour those who choose different paths to peace through wearing the white poppy, and those who seek to do justice to both perspectives by wearing both the red and white poppies. Speakers:Professor Kevin Clements (Director, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies), Associate Professor Richard Jackson (Deputy Director, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies), Colonel Roger McElwain (Chief Executive Officer, Language Centre and Foundation Year; previously with the NZ Army)

Public Square: Lessons from the Breivik trial, May 2012

Audio 87.15MB

Monday, 25 June 2012

‘Creative Responses to Extremism: Lessons from the Breivik trial’ Panel: Professor Birgit Brock-Utne (Norway), Professor Kevin Clements, Associate Professor Richard Jackson Chair: Professor Andrew Bradstock, May 10, 2012

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