Safe and Sound: Security in Aotearoa

28 Jun 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMPalmerston North Central Library
13 Jul 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMPalmerston North Central Library
20 Jul 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMPalmerston North Central Library
27 Jul 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMPalmerston North Central Library

Session one: What is Security?

When: Wednesday 28 June

Presented by Rouben Azizian

The presentation will address the conflict between old and new thinking about the definition and ownership of national security. It will also discuss New Zealand’s dilemma and choices in navigating through the volatile security in the Asia-Pacific.

Session two: Security, Imperialism and Critical Security Studies

When: Thursday 13 July

Presented by Jeff Sluka

This talk will present the idea that “security” is the latest manifestation or ‘face’ of global imperialism and discuss the recent emergence of the new alternative perspective of ‘critical security studies.’

Session three: Panel Discussion

When: Thursday 20 July

An open panel discussion with staff from the Centre of Defence and Security Studies

Session four: Two Ways to Mislead People

When: Thursday 27 July

Presented by: Adriane Rini

Logicians and philosophers have always been interested in patterns of human reasoning -- both good and bad. But what counts as good reasoning when confronted with such things as lies, contradictions, or alternative facts?

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