Winter Lectures 2017 Event as iCalendar

02 August 2017 - 06 September 2017

1 - 2pm

Venue: Conference Centre Lecture Theatre

Location: 22 Symonds Street, Symonds Street entrance level, Room 423-342.

Host: School of Environment

Cost: Free

Contact: Dr Francis Collins or Dr Ward Friesen

A series of six lectures on consecutive Wednesdays


Nation Transformed: the place of migration in 21st century Aotearoa-New Zealand (background image is a cityscape of Auckland, looking out towards the harbor. It spans from Herne Bay on the left to the Sky Tower on the right. The motorway interchange with streaks of car lights, and adjacent walkway is in foreground, towards the right.

The 1987 Immigration Act marked a watershed in Aotearoa-New Zealand’s recent history, adding a diversity to the migrant mix which has transformed the nation’s social and cultural fabric. Three decades on, this six-lecture series addresses the fundamental changes migration has brought and will continue to bring over the 21st century. While migration is a common topic of politics and public debate it is also poorly understood in terms of its political and economic foundation, internal mechanics and implications for communities.  

This lecture series seeks to both capture and extend the way the public imagines and engages with migration. Lectures will discuss the relationship between migration, settlement and tangata whenua; race politics and changes in the ‘preferred’ migrant; and Asian and Pacific migration. The series will also explore the nation’s relationship to its diaspora and the future of migration and settler society in the 21st century. It features renowned speakers including established and emerging scholars who will shape the intellectual debate around migration in the coming decades.

Finding the venue, and parking

Campus maps and parking information is available on the University of Auckland website.

The Conference Centre lecture theatre shares space with the Architecture library.


Can't make it?

The lectures are being recorded. For the duration of the series, the recordings will be added onto this page as they become available. They are also available under Perspectives.