Public lectures

Catch-up on public lectures held at the University of Auckland.

Gibbons lectures 2018
Gibbons Lectures 2018

2018's theme: Robots everywhere, in industry and at home. Topics range from an overview of robotics research in New Zealand, to a looki at the social issues of interacting with robots.

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Sex, gender and power in New Zealand: 125 years of women's politics

It is 125 years since women won the right to vote in Aotearoa-New Zealand and in 2019 we will celebrate 100 hundred years since the passage of the Women’s Parliamentary Rights Act. We were global leaders on women’s suffrage, but we are yet to witness parity in political representation.

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Winter Lectures 2017

The 2017 lecture series looked at the place of migration in 21st century Aotearoa-New Zealand.

  • Not a mid-life crisis

    From beating breast cancer to choosing foods that preserve muscle, this Liggins Institute public lecture focuses on staying healthy in middle age.

  • Palestine - Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State

    Dr Al-Malki argues that the recognition of an independent, viable and democratic Palestinian state by the international community is a prerequisite to achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

  • Julia Gillard

    Former Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Australian Labor Party Julia Gillard in conversation with Jennifer Curtin.

  • Professor John Stewart

    The dangerous age of childhood: Child psychiatry and the 'normal' child in the mid-twentieth century.