First up, bookings are still open for next week’s Salon with Annie Newman. The convenor of the Living Wage campaign, Annie’s Salon celebrates Ika’s pending accreditation as Auckland’s first Living Wage hospo employer – while putting out the challenge to the big fish, especially Auckland Council. Book for one or more and share a delicious dinner, food for thought (and a celebratory glass courtesy of Ika) with us.
And now for something new. Following our popular Lunch with the Professor featuring Robert Wade in December, we are thrilled to launch our first lunchtime lecture series – Ikanomics. Running fortnightly through March, the series brings the University to Ika – featuring three leading, provocative and above-all compassionate thinkers on critical economic issues: Prof Tim Hazledine, Prof Jane Kelsey and Ass Prof Susan St John. Scroll down our events page for details and bookings – and please forward this email to others who might be interested. Lunch will be served shortly after 12 noon, followed by the talk, brief discussion & questions. The cost is $30 including lunch & a wine, beer or non-alcoholic drink.
Lunch Weds 2 March
Prof Tim Hazledine
Don’t do more – do better
Tim Hazledine talks about replacing unsustainable & even socially pernicious “economic growth” policy targets with goals worthy in themselves, such as full employment at good wages, environmental sustainability; pre-natal and early childhood health; & community cohesion.
Lunch Weds 16 March
Prof Jane Kelsey
Reflections on the FIRE Economy
Jane Kelsey will reflect on developments since the 2015 publication of her book The FIRE Economy – which documented the dominance of finance, insurance and real estate in current public policy & exposed local complacency despite the Global Financial Crisis.
Lunch Weds 30 Mar
Ass Prof Susan St John
Elephant in the Room?
Why we have to talk about superannuation
Susan St John, a cradle-to-the grave economist, is expert on child poverty & retirement policy. She’ll tackle the ‘elephant in the room’, superannuation, & ask whether there’s inter-generational competition for resources and what can be done about it.