• WATCH THE WASTED YOUTH? EVENT VIDEO

    Featuring Dale Williams and Dietrich Soakai. 


    EVENT VIDEO

    The full recording of Dale Williams' talk, Q+A session, and spoken word poetry from Dietrich Soakai is now online.  

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  • FLINT & STEEL

    The first issue of Maxim Institute's new annual magazine is out now.


    GET YOUR COPY HERE 

    The first issue of our annual magazine is out now. Flint & Steel | volume 01 - on belonging, and national identity is available for purchase from www.flintandsteelmag.com

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  • WATCH THE 2013 SIR JOHN GRAHAM LECTURE

    Delivered by Dr Jonathan Chaplin. 


    2013 ANNUAL SIR JOHN GRAHAM LECTURE

    Watch the full video of Dr Jonathan Chaplin's lecture, The Illusion of Neutrality - Why maintaining diversity in our public discourse enriches democracy.

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BLOG - Shouting at elephants

Politics here in New Zealand could be seen as an epic battle of invisible elephants. The majority of debates presume that the “other guys” (those who stubbornly disagree with us) are misguided at best, malicious at worst, and that with enough information and evidence they will finally see the light. + more


BLOG - Normalising suicide

Mental health issues affect a huge number of New Zealanders. The last thing vulnerable members of the public need is to see suicide extensively covered by the media as an object of public fascination – sending unhelpful cultural cues that it’s a viable option. The Law Commission—and Government ministers—see the vast power and sway that learning the details of a suicide death can have on people who may be depressed, lonely, sick, or feeling hopeless and trapped by life. + more


  • "The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less."

    - Vaclav Havel