Mission Statement

The Centre is a non-profit charitable organization that undertakes research and policy analysis on issues of global affairs and New Zealand's role within that sphere.

The objective is to explore ways in which the realities of 21st Century globalisation may be effectively addressed and reconciled. Thematic areas of interest include sustainability, peace and security, human rights and international organisations.

The Centre's projects focus on each of these areas. It also runs an outreach programme for secondary and tertiary students, resident scholars and academics. It convenes conferences, seminars and public meetings. Further to this, it produces peer-reviewed research reports.

Members of the Team

Board and Advisory Panel Members and Staff

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.

Board of Trustees

Klaus Bosselmann

Professor of Law, & Director of NZ Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland

Kevin Clements

Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Otago University and Director of the Toda Institute.

Duncan Currie

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

Chris Gallavin

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

Kennedy Graham

Senior Associate, Victoria University of Wellington; former Visiting Professor at College of Europe, Member of NZ Parliament, NZ diplomat and UN official

Graham Hassall,

Ass. Professor, School of Government, Victoria University

Tanya Oglivie-White

Senior Fellow, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, Canberra

Rod Oram

Extensive experience as an international business journalist in Europe, North America and NZ.  Contributor to Newsroom, RNZ & Newstalk-ZB. Public speaker on sustainability, business & economics. Edmund Hillary Fellow & adjunct professor at AUT.

Prue Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Architecture & Planning, University of Auckland.

Ramesh Thakur

Professor Emeritus & Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra; former Vice Rector, UN University

Catherine Leining

Fellow at Motu Economic & Public Policy Research; member, NZ Climate Change Commission; former positions in NZ Govt. (Environment, Foreign Affairs & Trade) engaged in design of NZ-ETS; NZ delegate to UNFCCC negotiations; independent consultant (Silver Lining Global Solutions).

The Trust Deed

The Deed of Trust for the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies Charitable Trust was signed on 15 November 2012 between Kennedy Graham, as Settlor, and 11 Trustees. It was registered as a charitable entity by the NZ Charities Commission, effective 24 July 2013 (reg. no. CC49624).

Financial statements and the Annual Returns for the March financial years have been submitted to and accepted by the Charities Commission since the F/Y 2013.

Notice of changes to the Centre (change of address; changes in membership of the Board and the International Advisory Panel) were notified to the Commission and acknowledged on 14 January 2015. Notification of a change to the Trust Deed, changing the financial reporting requirement from a formal audit to a financial review, was accepted by the Commission on 7 October 2015. Other matters, including membership changes to the Board, have also been notified as appropriate.

Details of these developments and the financial returns may be accessed through the Charities Commission website, using the Centre’s registration number.

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