Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Upcoming Events


Generations of law makers and public managers have discovered that encouraging desirable behaviour by citizens and, conversely, discouraging bad behaviour, are not easy tasks. This explains the appeal and exponential growth of interest in behavioural insights, or 'nudging', as a way of improving our capacity to achieve the behavioural change we seek.

Friday 4th December

12:30 - 1:45pm Registration & refreshments from 12 noon

Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington

RSVPs by 2 December


Liz Richardson
Senior Lecturer & Director, Undergraduate Studies
for Politics, University of Manchester


Scott Miller
Chief Executive, Volunteering NZ

OGP seminar

Speaker: Dr Michael Macaulay, Director, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies

Date: Tuesday 8th December - DATE CHANGE from previously advertised

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm

Venue: Railway West Wing room 501. fifth floor

RSVP: Not required

Note: To view the public lectures given earlier in 2014; many with lecture reviews, power point slides and video recordings, see here.

There are plenty of free public lectures planned for the remainder of 2014. Please visit this site again soon or subscribe to our online newsletter to receive complimentary email updates.

Unfamiliar with Pipitea Campus? See here for an aerial view and a downloadable PDF map.