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The series has two aims: To inform – to get you up to date with the latest thinking on the issues. The deeper aim is to inspire. Too much of the time in our society people are talked about and thought about as consumers. We consume music, news, multivitamins, electronic devices, holidays. It’s passive, boring and enervating, and it supports the feeling that the way things are is the way they have to be. A more active and empowering way of understanding ourselves is as citizens – people who actively shape our society. So each of these evenings we’re bringing together people working from lots of different angles on the issues of the day, to give you different models of active citizenship.

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2012

Tues 31 July Free Film: Inside Child Poverty
“Wellington documentary maker Bryan Bruce investigates the appalling level of child poverty in New Zealand, and travels to Sweden to found out why they are ranked 2nd in the OECD for child heath while we are nearly last.” Arovideo ‘Aroview’
Wed 9 August Panel discussion and Q&A: Why are so many New Zealand children poor?
With Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy at Vic, co-chair of Child Poverty Expert Advisory Group), Holly Walker (Green party MP, spokesperson for children) and Brian Easton (independent economist).

>>> Audio, video interviews & a presentation available

Material from the previous years’ seminars is below…

2011

Wed 18 May With friends like these… How Fair is Free Trade in the Pacific?
We examine the new free trade agreement between the nations of the Pacific (PACER Plus), ask whose interests it serves, and what you can do about it! With Barry Coates (Executive Director of Oxfam NZ) and Dr Ben Thirkell-White (International Relations, VUW).

>>> Audio, video & presentations available

2010

Tues 11 MayPeak Oil: Documentary – Crude Impact
Tues 18 MayTell them they’re dreaming: Transport, climate change & peak oil
With Chris Harris (Auckland-based transport researcher), Kathy Perreau (Ministry of Transport) and Kent Duston (Save the Basin/Mt Victoria Residents’ Assn)

Audio, video & presentations available

Tues 25 MayPowering New Zealand: Energy supply & demand in a decarbonated world
With Mark Walkington (Senior Energy Analyst, MED), Doug Clover (VUW School of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences) and Sarah Free (Sustainability Trust)

Audio, video & presentations available

Tues 1 JuneUndermining democracy? Urgency in the House, the Auckland Super City & the ECan shake-up
Sir Kerry Burke (Ex-Speaker of the House, and ex-Chair of Environment Canterbury), David Clendon (Green Member of Parliament) and Polly Higbee (VUW Law School)

Audio, video & presentations available

Tues 3 AugDoco on the state of the world’s oceans – The End of the Line

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Tues 10 AugSeminar: World Without Fish?
with Pamela Mace (Chief Scientist, Ministry of Fisheries), Cath Wallace (VUW School of Geo/Environment/Earth Sciences) and Bob Zuur (WWF Marine Advocate).

Audio, video & presentations available

Tues 14 SepSeminar: War, Peace, New Zealand and Afghanistan
With Prof Robert Ayson (VUW Centre for Strategic Studies), Richard Archer (Pax Christi) and MP Keith Locke (Greens Defence spokesperson). Chaired by Gordon Campbell.

Audio & video available

Wed 29 SepJim Wallis seminar: Why the Left Gets it Wrong and the Right Doesn’t Get It

Wallis is the founder of Sojourners community and associated magazine (readership over 250,000), author of numerous books on the interface of religion and politics, a regular columnist for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe, social agitator (arrested 22 times) and advisor to President Obama on faith-based neighbourhood partnerships. He brings a rich and lively outside perspective on New Zealand’s political scene and its relation to religion.

Audio & video available

2009

Wed 9 SeptClimate change: It’s alright ma, I’m only fryin’
With Jonathan Boston (Institute of Policy Studies), Andy Reisinger (Climate Change Research Institute, IPCC), Don Nicolson (Federated Farmers) and Tim Jones (Sustainable Energy Forum).

Audio, video and text available

Wed 16 SeptWe sneeze, they get terminal illnesses:
The credit crunch and Global Poverty

With Miriam Plume (NZAid) and Ben Thirkell-White (VUW)

Audio, video and text available

Wed 23 SeptNZ Prisons: What’s happening in there?
With Professor John Pratt (Institute of Criminology, VUW), Phil McCarthy (General Manager, Rehabilitation, Corrections), Kim Workman (Rethinking Crime & Punishment)

Audio, video and presentations available

Wed 30 SeptMinority rights in the Middle East: Christians, Jews, Palestinians and others
With Geoff Troughton (VUW) and Jos Strengholt

Audio and video available

Wed 7 OctCredit crunch & the national economy: Impacts on the most vulnerable
With Peter Thirkell (VUW), Geoff Bertram (VUW), Anne Else (Child Poverty Action Group) and Charles Waldegrave (Family Centre, Lower Hutt)

Audio, video and presentation summaries available

Wed 21 OctNZ’s relationship with China: What price free trade?
With Michael Powles (Senior Fellow, VUW Centre for Strategic Studies) and Dr Cathy Ferguson (Royal College of Surgeons).

Audio and video available

Wed 28 OctPublic health in New Zealand: Priorities and delivery
With Prof Peter Crampton (Dean and Head of Campus, University of Otago, Wellington), Dr Robyn Toomath (endocrinologist and Clinical Director, Wellington Hospital) and Dr Richard Edwards (Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, University of Otago).

Audio, video and presentations available

The seminars were all held at Ramsey House, 8 Kelburn Parade, Wellington, and rebroadcast on 88.1 HumanFM.

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