About the Global Issues Speaker Series

Through the 2019 Global Issues Speaker Series, the University of Auckland and the Public Policy Institute have collaborated to bring the best learning on a range of global issues captured in tertiary institutions and make this more accessible to communities and in particular to Tai Tokerau.

The talks start at 6pm and are hosted at Whangārei Central Library on 5 Rust Avenue, Whangārei.

Listed below are some of the speakers and topics scheduled for 2019.

Speaker Topic Date
Rt Hon Helen Clark

Gender and the United Nations' The Sustainable Development Goals

Forum North
7 Rust Aveune

Thursday 29 August 2019
Marcia Langton, Professor and foremost Aboriginal scholar in Australia

Ancient Aboriginal knowledge for modern social problems

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Thursday 2 May 2019
Myles Allen, Professor of Climate Dynamics, Oxford University

Carbon challenge for climate change

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Thursday 21 March 2019
Sheryl Lightfoot, Professor of Political Studies at University of British Columbia, Canada Coming soon Tuesday 24 September 2019

For enquiries please contact educationcomms@auckland.ac.nz.