Professor Peter Adams Inaugural Lecture: Swimming upstream till it hurts: Should the University of Auckland accept industry money from tobacco, alcohol and gambling? Event as iCalendar

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13 August 2015

5:30 - 7pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007

Location: 85 Park road, Grafton, Building 505

Host: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Contact email: rsvp-fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Promotion to professor at the University of Auckland is a mark of distinction, recognising professional and academic eminence at an international level.  

Please join us in celebrating Professor Peter Adams's achievement at his Inaugural Lecture.

 

Professor Peter Adams
Professor Peter Adams

Swimming upstream till it hurts: Should the University of Auckland accept industry money from tobacco, alcohol and gambling?


The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and gambling has major and complex impacts on the wellbeing of New Zealanders, their families and their communities. Governments have been slow to establish policies that go some way to reducing these impacts. This presentation will illustrate how the act of accepting industry money enables companies to influence policy-makers.

A framework for understanding how industry influence operates will be presented then illustrated with examples of money being accepted by community groups, researchers and university departments. The examples will illustrate ways in which third-party engagement with these industries contributes to strategies aimed at blocking, diverting and confusing policy and regulation.

5.30pm: Refreshments

6pm: Inaugural Lecture

Please RSVP to attend: rsvp-fmhs@auckland.ac.nz