POSTPONED - 'Critic and Conscience of Society' by Professor Alexander Gillespie
|Date||Monday 6 September 2021|
|Time||6pm - 7pm|
|Where||The University of Waikato, Tauranga, Durham St, Tauranga|
|Presenter||Professor Alexander Gillespie|
|Admission Cost||This is a free event but registrations are essential. Register here|
POSTPONED - Due to the Governments announcement to stay in Alert Level 4 we have made the decision to postpone this event. A new date will be announced when possible.
The award is given to academics who fulfil the role of a university as critic and conscience of society by providing the public with independent, expert commentary on issues affecting us and future generations.
Professor Gillespie has become a sought-after law and policy commentator on issues ranging from cannabis law reform and foreign policy to gun control and terrorism, as well as providing substantial public comment on New Zealand’s Covid-19 response.
He is well-known across New Zealand’s major media landscape and many of the topics he engages with are issues of social concern, which stimulate national debate. Join Professor Gillespie for a public lecture in which he will discuss four of the pressing international and domestic issues he currently provides public comment on:
- New Zealand’s relationship with China
- Preparing for the next pandemic
- Moving forward on firearms and hate speech after the Christchurch terror attack
- Post-referendum drug reform
The Tauranga Public Lecture Series is a free community event and open to the public to attend. Please register your attendance by clicking on the 'register' button and bring your e-ticket with you on the evening.