AUT University Professor Paul Moon has been selected as the exclusive speaker at this year’s Vaughan Park Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture.
The intention of the annual lecture is to honour Sir Paul Reeves’ legacy by strengthening the connections between academy and wider community. Sir Paul Reeves also served as AUT University’s inaugural Chancellor, from 2005 until 2011.
Professor Moon, a Professor of History at AUT University’s Faculty of Maori Development - Te Ara Poutama, says he is honoured to have been selected for the occasion.
“The exclusive invitation is recognition of AUT University’s academic standing in the wider community.”
Professor Moon will explore the theme of ‘what’s past is prologue: nostalgia and utopianism in New Zealand’.
“The content will be quite thought-provoking, and at times, possibly controversial – it will certainly make people see themselves and our society in a new way,” says Professor Moon.
The lecture is free to the public and will be held at The Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre at Massey University’s Albany Campus in Auckland at 7pm on Tuesday 22 July 2014.
The annual Vaughan Park Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture is held in association with Massey University, and reflects any one of the interests Sir Paul Reeves held and engaged.
Senior scholars, academics, or commentators who are invited to speak at this free public lecture, are focused on subject areas such as: Whanaungatanga, The Treaty of Waitangi, the Church, the Nation, Constitutional Law, Governance, the United Nations, the Commonwealth, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Education and Health.
Previous speakers include Professor Sir Mason Durie (2012) and Professor Manuka Henare (2013).