Dame Anne Salmond to deliver inaugural Reeves lecture

In “Beyond the Binary – Shifting New Zealand’s Mindset” she examines the potential of relational thinking for politics, economic life, environmental questions and identity in New Zealand.

In the first of what will be an annual event held on the anniversary of Sir Paul’s passing, Dame Anne will provoke discussion by challenging the status quo of our society, and our thinking as individuals:

• In the 21st century, are there new ways of thinking that will allow people to work together in shaping the future? 
• How do we avoid disempowering the majority, with wealth and power being aggregated in the hands of few? 
• Can we escape the old, frozen binary oppositions between town and country, nature and culture, men and women, young and old, Maori and Pakeha, left and right? 
• Is it possible to explore the creative spaces in between, using collaborative decision-making based on impartial, reliable evidence and exchanges that move towards shared interests, rather than raw impositions of power?

The memorial lectures are modeled on the international BBC Reith Lectures. They aim to become drawcard for thinking New Zealanders wanting to engage in shaping positive future for our nation.

The inspiration for the annual lecture series came from leader and visionary, Bishop Sir Paul Reeves, who passed away in 2011 and to whom the series is dedicated. 

The lecture is Leadership New Zealand event with the support of AUT University

Friday 17 August at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available at ticketmaster.co.nz for $30. More information from Vicky Pond-Dunlop at Leadership New Zealand: 09 309 3749 or [email protected]

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