Waiheke Lecture Series

The Centre’s activities include an annual lecture series held on the island: the ‘Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture Series’.


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?’.

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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’.

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Audio: Sir J Palmer’s address May 7


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.

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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’.

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Scenes from the Waiheke Global Affairs Lectures

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2nd Lecture 2015

Opening by Director IMG_0020

Prof Ramesh Thakur's Lecture IMG_0047

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Kennedy Graham IMG_0016

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Ass Prof Treasa Dunworth with question IMG_0123

Question from Palestine ambassador IMG_0129

Ambassadors-diplomats of US, Finland, France IMG_0077

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Discussion IMG_9976

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1st Lecture 2014

The photos below depict the scene and participation at the 1st Waiheke Lecture.

1. Adrian

2. Adrian opening

Centre chairman, Dr Adrian Macey, opens the 1st Waiheke Lecture

3. Room

4. Room

Attendees at the Lunch

9. Isabella 

Isabella Lenihan-Ikin speaks on behalf of the students receiving the Centre’s Global Citizenship certificates.

13. Klaus

20. Question time

Prof Klaus Bosselmann gives the 1st Waiheke Global Affairs Lecture, and answers questions.

14. Rod Oram - respondent

Rod Oram gives the formal response

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Attendees discuss the lecture.

27. Groups

US and British diplomats confer with a member of the UN Association, at the luncheon.