Spotlight series

Follow our cutting-edge research and learn more about topical issues through the University's public lecture series.

Listen to past lectures

Catch up on our spotlight lecture series with the following selection of recordings.

What now? The short-term economic responses to COVID-19

Our panel discuss the short-term economic outlook, the effect lockdown had on families, what sectors have been worse hit, and what can the government afford?

Recovery mode: how do you rebuild after disaster?

Our panelists discuss the recovery, how to rebuild after a disaster, what sectors are likely to change forever, the implications for international trade.

What does this mean for the longer term?

Perspectives on longer-term recovery strategies, including what it means for climate change response, the impact on health and wellbeing.

The future of work, digital technology, and government post COVID-19

Our panelists will share their insights on the future after COVID-19, and what it means for the future of work, digital technology, and government.

COVID-19 and public health seminar 1: 'On the ground'

Join this webinar to learn about the public health implications of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and public health seminar 2 | 'What's in the air?'

Join this second webinar on COVID-19 and Public Health to hear about the wider public health implications of COVID-19.

New Zealand's free trade talks with the United Kingdom

With free trade talks on the table with the UK, what are the impacts, opportunities, and challenges for New Zealand?

Climate change—what's next for New Zealand?

What's next for New Zealand in the fight against climate change?

Melting ice and rising seas

Join the leading researchers and scientists from the ‘Melting Ice and Rising Seas’ team as they share the science of projecting sea-level rise.

2020 Election Spotlight Lecture Series

A series of webinars discussing and debating the issues that matter to you this election.

Pre-election predictions: What the political pundits have to say

With a few weeks until the General Election, what do our political pundits think we'll see come October 17?

Inaugural lecture by Professor Jan Jordan

The Price of being ‘Friends of Harvey': Men, Power, and Sexual Violence.

Inaugural lecture by Professor Ken Ryan

The impacts of environmental change on sea ice communities in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

2020 US Presidential Election

Speakers discuss and offer their insights on the 2020 US presidential election.