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.

Details about the Centre’s legal status, its mission, governance and management and other administrative matters can be found in the Admin. section.  Details about its work can be found in the Programmes section and the Waiheke Annual Lectures section.

Special Publication on the Centre:
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.


Recent and upcoming events

 Sept. 2019:           Wellington

The Centre is convening, with UN Youth, a workshop at Massey University’s Wellington campus, 6-7 Sept. 2019, on:

Understanding Nuclear Disarmament: Insights for, and from, young global citizens’. 


March 2019:       Wellington

The Centre’s conference, on the subject of:

‘The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Legal and political implications’

was held in Wellington, 18-19 March 2019.

The conference was attended by 107 participants, coming from all parts of New Zealand. It featured 12 speakers, commencing with a keynote address by Prof Ramesh Thakur (ANU, Canberra), and including Treasa Dunworth (Auckland University), Colin Keating (UN ambassador 1992-95), Kevin Riordan (ex-NZDF lawyer), and Prof Kevin Clements (Otago University).  The proceedings were managed by the Centre’s board members, Graham Hassall, Chris Gallavin and Kennedy Graham.   NZ disarmament ambassador, Dell Higgie, gave a personal talk at lunch on Day 1.  The full programme can be found in the Global Security section.

Coming out of the conference was a strong view that a book should be made from the proceedings.  As a result, the content of the presentations will not be posted to the website for the foreseeable future.  Three potential co-editors who were presenters at the conference are actively exploring the possibility of publication.

Photos of the conference can be found on the Global Security page.