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Upcoming Public Lecture events

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17 Sep September

Unfinished business: The pursuit of rights and choices for all

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Dr Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

 

The Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust Annual Peace Lecture 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Dunedin
Mark Briggs: Absolutism and the Price of Dissent
David Grant
Thursday 19th September at 5.30pm
Archway 1 Lecture Theatre

On the morning of 14 July 1917, guards ordered conscientious objector Mark Briggs out of his bed in Wellington’s Mt Cook Jail, from where he was frogmarched to the wharf to be sent on board the troopship Waitemata, bound for England the following day. Despite repeated calls for him to fight for the Crown, Briggs refused. This lecture covers Mark Briggs’ experiences of resistance, as he held true to his beliefs. It will also discuss Briggs’ post-war work and politics, and attempts to assess his life in the wider cause of conscientious objection in New Zealand in both world wars.

20 Sep September

The Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Friday, 20 September 2019 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown.
Join us in person or by webinar for this public health lunchtime talk hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington. Presented by Donna Caddie, Principal Analyst, Child Wellbeing Unit, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.