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Board of Trustees

Neil Boister, Professor of International Criminal Law, Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato
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Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Law, & Director of NZ Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland
Klaus Bosselmann

Kevin Clements, Professor, & Chair and Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago
Kevin Clements

Duncan Currie, International and environmental lawyer advising government, business and international civil society, New Zealand
Duncan Currie

Chris Gallavin, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Massey University College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Golriz Gharahman, Barrister, and UN Consultant (UN Office of Drugs and Crime)GOLRIZ-13.jpg

Libby Giles, Head of RE, Philosophy and Global Citizenship St Cuthbert’s College, President of NZ Assn of Philosophy Teachers,
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Kennedy Graham, Senior Adjunct Fellow, University of Canterbury and Member of Parliament (former NZ diplomat and UN official)
Kennedy Graham

 Graham Hassall, Professor, School of Government, Victoria University and current President of UN Association of New Zealand
Graham Hassall

Adrian Macey, Senior Associate, Institute of Governance & Policy Studies, Victoria University, (former NZ Climate Change Ambassador)
Adrian Macey

Rod Oram, Business journalist and Chair of the Akina Foundation

Marjan van den Belt, incoming Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability), Victoria University
Marjan van den Belt

Prue Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Auckland
Prue Taylor

Advisory Trustees

Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Russia Centre and the EU-China Centre, Brussels

Roger Clark, Professor of International Law, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Angela Kane, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, New York

Tapio Kanninen, Co-Director, Project on Sustainable Global Governance at CUNY; Board Chairman, Global Crisis Information Network Inc., New York (former Chief, Policy Planning Unit, Dept. of Political Affairs, UN)

Inge Kaul, Adjunct Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany (former Director, UNDP Human Development Office)

Tanya Oglivie-White, Research Director, Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra

Ramesh Thakur, Professor, & Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra

Chris Williams, Visiting Fellow, International Education Studies, University of London, UK



Director:                        Kennedy Graham, PhD – director@nzcgs.org.nz

Secretary:                      Lucy Stewart, MPS – secretary@nzcgs.org.nz



The Centre is constitutionally and financially independent of any other body.  It is funded by voluntary donations which are tax-deductible under NZ law.