Monday, September 29, 2008

Professor Mason Durie - abstract

Professor Durie is giving a keynote address on Monday 3 November. His topic:

Global colonisation, the Kiwi tradition, and the public good.

Among other challenges, New Zealanders must face the double edged prospect of global colonisation. On the one hand being swept up in a global avalanche will create new opportunities for the nation and for those who want to explore new frontiers. But on the other, global inundation will challenge the substance of what is generally known as the Kiwi tradition. Being part of the globe while also being grounded in ethos of Aotearoa requires a type of public good leadership that is attuned to the landscape, its peoples, their histories, their aspirations, and the inevitable to and fro from an increasingly abstract construct masquerading as the globe.

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