5th NZCGS Global Affairs Lecture: 2018
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The fifth NZCGS Global Affairs Lecture was held on the 7th of April 2018 at the University of Auckland. Prof Johan Rockström was the keynote speaker, his speech was titled ‘The Planetary Boundaries: Implications for Global Governance in the 21st Century’. The event was co-hosted by the Hillary Institute and the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law. For more information, photos and to access lecture video, click here.

Recent Publication Special Edition:

Policy Quarterly Volume 13 Number 1 Special Issue: Global Studies

Published in February 2017, Victoria University Press. Articles by NZCGS Board Members, edited by Jonathan Boston.
Policy Quarterly is the journal of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University, Wellington, NZ.

The NZ Centre for Global Studies is a non-profit organisation (a charitable educational trust) based on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand.  The Centre was founded in December 2012 and held its inaugural board meeting/AGM in March 2013.

The Centre has informal working relationships with universities, research institutes and think tanks in New Zealand and overseas.

The aim of the Centre is to undertake research and policy analysis on issues of global affairs and New Zealand’s role within that.  Its work is cross-disciplinary involving, inter alia, international relations, international law and organization, political studies, economics, sociology and behavioural psychology.

The thematic objective is to explore ways in which global problems faced by humanity in the 21st CE may be most effectively addressed and resolved.  Thematic areas of focus include sustainability , peace and security, human rights and international law & organisations.

Governance issues include UN-Bretton Woods reform and strengthening in the context of global constitutionalism, political legitimacy, and civil society-government-business interaction.

The Centre undertakes projects in each of the areas of focus, and runs an outreach programme for students (secondary and tertiary), resident scholars, and academic visitors. It convenes conferences, seminars and public meetings, and produces peer-reviewed research reports.

The Centre is governed by a board of trustees and is managed by a secretariat.  Its work programme is informed by an international panel of advisory trustees.