Upcoming Conferences..

Past Conferences..

We the Peoples: Global Citizenship and Constitutionalism
July 22nd, 2016
Victoria University, Wellington.


See News and Events page for speaker texts and audio.

Creative Activism and Global Citizenship
July 1st, 2016
Massey University, Wellington.


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Massey University and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies are hosting a youth competition (now open for entries) and conference (Friday 1st July 2016) on Creative Activism and Global Citizenship.
The competition is now open to all Year 11-13 students. Make a video, write a song, create a drama or speech, or write a poem or short story about creativity and global citizenship. Show us how the arts can be used to cross borders, build global understanding and address planetary problems. Thanks to principal sponsor UNESCO NZ, there are cash prizes for first, second and third in each category.
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Use the hashtag #create1world to join the conversation.

ANY student or teacher from any highschool grade or subject area can attend the free conference day to learn about creative activism and global citizenship, whether or not they enter the competition. Any year 11-13 student can enter the competition, whether or not they would also like to attend the conference. We look forward to seeing your creative entries and to welcoming you to the #create1world event on July 1

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New Zealand Centre for Global Studies Global Citizenship Education Conference
May 13th, 2016

To read about the conference and to view photos click here.

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The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS) invited applications from Year 11–13 students to attend a one-day conference in Wellington, exploring the concept of global citizenship and how this can affect their individual lives and the political process in the generational time-frame.

The purpose of the conference was to encourage New Zealand high-school students to think creatively and realistically about the concept of global citizenship. It included presentations from some of the world’s experts in global governance, justice sustainability and law, including Dr Adrian Macey (Senior Associate in the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University, New Zealand’s first Climate Change Ambassador, former Ambassador to France, OECD and Algeria and in Bangkok with responsibilities for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar); Dr Kennedy Graham (MP, former diplomat for New Zealand and former Director of the United Nations University); Professor Chris Gallavin (Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, Wellington and former Dean of Law at Canterbury University); Associate Professor Marjan van den Belt (Director of the Ecological Economics Research New Zealand at Massey University); and Associate Professor Graham Hassall (Director of Pacific Island Programmes at Victoria University).

See link for more details:

Global Governance, the Global Commons and Global Public Goods: State of the Play

In May 2014, the Centre collaborated with two other institutions, Victoria University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and the UN Association of New Zealand (UNANZ) to hold a one-day conference in Wellington on the concept of ‘global public goods’ and its relationship to global governance and the global commons.

See the flyer for the conference: 2014 Global Governance Conference flyer

A member of the Centre’s International Advisory Panel, and leading authority on the subject, Prof Inge Kaul, prepared the key-note address. In the event, Prof Kaul was unable to travel to New Zealand, so her paper was delivered by Klaus Bosselmann.

The programme is here: 140221 Conf Programme

Prof Kaul’s paper is here: NZ_Lecture_GPG_GG_final[1]