event archives

Wasted Youth? | How one audacious leader re-imagined the system

Speaker: Dale Williams

Dale Williams had a problem. He inherited the leadership of a small town that was facing high rates of youth crime and unemployment, vandalism, and the looming threat of closing businesses. He listened to his community and fought to implement creative solutions, significantly improving local systems in Otorohanga as Chair of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs with their goal of "zero waste of youth."

Annual Sir John Graham Lecture 2013: The Illusion of Neutrality

Speaker: Dr Jonathan Chaplin

The public square is not a neutral space. In this lecture, Dr Jonathan Chaplin confronts the fallacy that political ideas can ever be completely detached from foundational worldviews, cultures or religions. He presents a vision of a dynamic public square in which true diversity is respected, and argues that democracy will be strengthened, not weakened, by openly expressing the deep commitments underlying our political debates.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Clavell Capital in sponsoring this event

What about Waitangi? Discussing the Treaty's role in how we are governed

Speaker: Sir Michael Cullen, David Round, Tai Ahu

On Monday, 15 April, Maxim Institute held a free public panel discussion, considering different perspectives on the place of the Treaty of Waitangi and New Zealand's constitution; featuring panellists Sir Michael Cullen, David Round and Tai Ahu.