Upcoming Events

Motu has three types of event we are promoting now - Public Policy Seminars, E-Mission Possible Roundtables and Affiliated Events.

Public Policy Seminars

The Motu Public Policy Seminar series provides a forum for informed debate on important public policy issues. 

Our seminars are accessible to a wide audience, and are attended by people from diverse backgrounds who want to stay informed on economic, social and public policy research. The seminars are presented by the Motu Senior Fellows and Affiliates, as well as other top visiting academics from within New Zealand or around the world.

Previous Seminars

You can find slides (and sometimes audio) from previous Public Policy Seminars here.

Sign Up

The seminars are free to the public, and there is no need to register to attend. You can sign up here to receive email invitations to either our Wellington or Auckland seminars.

Our Public Policy Seminar Series is generously sponsored by The Treasury and Statistics New Zealand.

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E-Mission Possible Roundtable

The road to our net-zero future is paved with challenging questions for which there are no definitive answers – just choices to be made under uncertainty and consequences to be faced under risk. To aid in finding workable solutions, Motu is convening roundtables  in collaboration with the New Zealand Productivity Commission, the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and the Environmental Defence Society.

The fourth and final roundtable "Directing mitigation policy and action for results" will take place on 13 April 2018. More information.

Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy

This third in the series of international conferences on Wellbeing and Public Policy will:

  1. critically evaluate the rapidly expanding field of wellbeing research across a range of disciplines;
  2. share the work of leading international organisations; and
  3. distill ideas and practices which will aid governments in developing a wellbeing approach to public policy.

For more information, check out the conference website.