We would like to warmly invite you to this week's NCRE Public Seminar Series with the Irish Ambassador Peter Ryan and his talk on:
The EU – responding to the challenges of 2022
The Ambassadors diplomatic career began in 1994-1997 when he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Anglo-Irish Division as a Third Secretary. Peter served with the International Fund for Ireland, of which New Zealand is a member, to support the promotion of reconciliation on the island of Ireland.
In 2004, Peter was seconded to the Embassy of Ireland, Singapore by the Department of Communications with a regional remit before being appointed on secondment to the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore where he served as Director of Intellectual Exchange from 2006-2009. During this time, he led the Human Rights, Environment, EU Through the Eyes of Asia and other Asia and Europe-wide programmes as well as initiating the first Asia-Europe Pandemic Response Project.
Peter has served as Ireland’s first resident Ambassador to New Zealand since August 2018. He presented his credentials as Ambassador of Ireland to Samoa in October 2019.
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Q&A will be a major part of this week’s event.
If you are unable to attend the seminar in person, you are encouraged to follow it live online via zoom. If you are joining via zoom please ensure your audio is muted
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Te Pokapū Pāhekoheko Hapori | UC Community Engagement Hub are hosting a Zoom presentation on youth politics and citizenship.
Several youth acts of citizenship have drawn global attention to diverse forms of emerging youth politics. This is most clearly exemplified by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and her ‘School Strikes 4 Climate’ global movement. Such examples of youth politics illustrate just the tip of the iceberg of how young people today are increasingly becoming active and activist citizens in their everyday lives (Isin, 2008). Yet not all of today’s emerging youth politics are formal, public and ‘loud’; they can be imaginations and take place as quiet acts of politics in their everyday lives (Askins, 2015). This presentation will critically analyse young people’s everyday experiences with citizenship using critical theory and a feminist ethic of care. This will be achieved by examining data from a study that explored the citizenship imaginations and quiet politics of the everyday of young Singaporeans using a photovoice methodology.
Siva Gopal Thaiyalan is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme for the Master of Adult Learning at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Siva completed his doctoral study at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2020. For over 20 years, Siva has worked directly with young people in education and youth development programmes in his capacity as a teacher, youth worker, and senior curriculum specialist for character and citizenship education at the Ministry of Education in Singapore. His interest focuses on imagining a transformative education for citizenship, and raising his young daughter, Maya, to be a critical and caring citizen.
Join us online for this FREE Zoom youth politics and citizenship research webinar
https://canterbury.zoom.us/j/98474692572, Meeting ID: 984 7469 2572
This dynamic flute/guitar duo featuring New Zealand flutist Hannah Darroch and Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan have just toured for Chamber Music New Zealand, taking audiences on a sonic tour of the Americas: the music of Argentina (Piazzolla and Golijov), the United States (Appalachian folk songs by Robert Beaser, and works by Joan Tower and Katherine Hoover), and the folk songs of Steve's native Newfoundland by Canadian composer Jason Noble. They bring some of this programme to New Music Central, paired with other new music, and results from Steve's work with UC composition students.