The Big QQuestions - Ideas - Scholarship - Debates
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Politics & Society
President Trump’s reaction to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi reveals important details about the declining influence of the U.S. in the Middle East.
Maria Armoudian spoke with one of the preeminent constitutional law scholars in the United States Erwin Chemerinsky about what is wrong with the Supreme Court and how it can be fixed.
Science & Technology
The introduction of genome editing signals a dramatic departure from the usual pathway through reproductive care. However, the use of genetic technologies in reproduction is frequently criticised for harbouring eugenic undertones.
Business & Economics
In 2015 tourism overtook dairying to become New Zealand’s largest export earner. Harvey Perkins and Christopher Rosin discuss how the tourism industry has made money off the land.
In an extract from the new book “The New Biological Economy: How New Zealanders are Creating Value from the Land,” Richard Le Heron brings into question the future of dairying in New Zealand.
What does it mean to be responsible? And how has neoliberalism changed our conception of personal responsibility? Maria Armoudian speaks to Susanna Trnka about the factors that shape our lives, and our ways of being: ideas, events, and what she calls ‘traversing’.
Arts & Culture
In a lecture given at the University of Auckland, Taner Akçam talks about his new book “Killing Orders,” a book which brings to light documents that show the Turkish Government did order the Armenian Genocide.
Is protecting heritage a human right? George Nicholas looks into the responsibilities and concerns about the political, ethical and social dimensions of archaeological research and heritage management.
On September 11 1973, Chilean president Salvador Allende was toppled destroying the longest standing democracy in Latin America. How much do we know now about what really happened in Chile in what is considered the ‘Other 9/11’?