The Centre’s activities include an Annual Lecture series, usually held on the island: the ‘Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture Series’.
5th NZCGS Global Affairs Lecture: 2018
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. A video stream of the event can be accessed here. Photos are published below.
4th Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture: 2017
The fourth Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture was held on the 4th of November 2017. The Hon. Gareth Evans’, was the keynote speaker, with Assoc. Professor Treasa Dunworth as responder. The keynote speech was titled ‘The Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty: Prelude to a Nuclear Free World?’.
4th Waiheke Lecture Text – Hon. Gareth Evans
Audio – Hon. Gareth Evans:
Audio – Assoc. Prof Treasa Dunworth:
3rd Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture: 2016
The third Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture was held on the 7th of May 2016. The Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Palmer, QC, was the keynote speaker, with Professor Graham Hassall as responder. The keynote speech was titled ‘Global Society and the Challenges of Governance’.
2nd Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture: 2015
The second Lecture was given on 29 March 2015. Prof Ramesh Thakur, of the Australian National University, was the keynote speaker. His subject was: Global Governance and the UN Security Council: fit for purpose? The respondent was the ambassador of Finland, HE Pasi Patakallio.
1st Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture: 2014
The first Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture was held on 17 May 2014. Prof Klaus Bosselmann, of the University of Auckland, was the keynote speaker, with Rod Oram as responder. The keynote speech was titled ‘Planetary Boundaries: concept and implications for global governance’.
Scenes from the Waiheke Global Affairs Lectures
4th Lecture 2017
3rd Lecture 2016
2nd Lecture 2015
1st Lecture 2014
The photos below depict the scene and participation at the 1st Waiheke Lecture.
Centre chairman, Dr Adrian Macey, opens the 1st Waiheke Lecture
Attendees at the Lunch
Isabella Lenihan-Ikin speaks on behalf of the students receiving the Centre’s Global Citizenship certificates.
Prof Klaus Bosselmann gives the 1st Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture, and answers questions.
Rod Oram gives the formal response
Attendees discuss the lecture.
US and British diplomats confer with a member of the UN Association, at the luncheon.