99 audio and video podcasts found.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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