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An Evening with Helen Clark
MON 3 SEPTEMBER, 6PM - 9:30PM (SOLD OUT)
ADVANCE TICKETS $25, INSTITUTE MEMBERS AND STUDENTS $20*, DOOR SALES $30**
*WITH VALID STUDENT ID **DOOR SALES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Join Helen Clark in conversation with Noelle McCarthy as she discusses her life, career, and new book, Women, Equality, Power.
Join us for an evening in the company of Helen, who continues to be a strong voice for sustainable development, climate action, gender equality and women's leadership, peace and justice, and action on non-communicable diseases and on HIV.
Women, Equality, Power will be released on Saturday 1 September and will be available for purchase at this LATE event.
LATE at the Museum is a series of curated evenings that include panel discussions, live performances, and late-night exhibition openings. Food and bar available.
LATE is back for 2018 with historic and contemporary ideas, in dynamic interplay with our celebrated building, offering unexpected experiences and inspiring new perspectives.
Our special exhibition Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa will be open late.
Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, and as a Member of Parliament over 27 years, Helen Clark engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social, environmental, and cultural spheres. She advocated strongly for New Zealand's comprehensive program on sustainability and for tackling the problems of climate change. She was an active leader of her country's foreign relations, engaging in a wide range of international issues.
In April 2009, Helen Clark became Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. She was the first woman to lead the organisation, and served two terms there. At the same time, she was Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of all UN funds, programs, agencies, and departments working on development issues. As Administrator, she led UNDP to be ranked the most transparent global development organisation. She completed her tenure in 2017.
Helen Clark came to the role of Prime Minister after an extensive parliamentary and ministerial career. Prior to entering the New Zealand Parliament, Helen Clark taught in the Political Studies Department of the University of Auckland, from which she earlier graduated with her BA and MA (Hons) degrees.
Helen continues to be a strong voice for sustainable development, climate action, gender equality and women's leadership, peace and justice, and action on non-communicable diseases and on HIV.
Noelle McCarthy is a writer and a broadcaster with over 15 years of experience in radio - mainly at Radio New Zealand National where she has worked as a presenter and producer.
Her production company, Bird of Paradise makes serials and podcasts, including the immigration series Slice of Heaven, and Ours - Treasures from Te Papa. She's a film critic at Metro magazine and contributes to a range of media outlets, including The Spinoff and Sunday magazine.
Her podcast series on feminism, Venus Envy, from The Spinoff is made in association with Auckland Museum, with the first episode available from Saturday 14 July.