8th Annual Global Affairs Lecture – Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change

The Centre is holding its 8th Annual Global Affairs Lecture on 6 December, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm.

It will be given by New Zealand’s Minister of Climate Change, Hon James Shaw, who will have recently returned from the UN’s COP26 (Glasgow), where he co-chaired a critical working group on transparency.

The title of the Lecture is:

“The UN and Climate Negotiations: Implications for our planet and country”  

Read more and register here.

Climate Commission Report Working Paper

Dr Kennedy Graham, the Centre's founding Director, has completed a Working Paper on the Climate Commission's Report and the 2019 Act. It is based on the implications for Governance and Policy-making, in collaboration with the Victoria University of Wellington's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies. Read the piece in its entirety here: WP-21-13 Climate Working Paper - K Graham.

ANZUS at 70: How does New Zealand View the Treaty Today?

1 September 2021 marked the 70th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty. The Centre's Director, Dr Kennedy Graham commemorates the occasion with an insightful piece on the issues that differentiate New Zealand and Australia in policy-making, how the ANZUS Treaty has been the lightning rod for their interconnection, and how New Zealand views the Treaty today. Read the piece here.

Japan and the Regional Order

The Centre is delighted to publish a policy brief on Japan and the Regional Order. The author, Dr Thomas Wilkins is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the Department of Government and International Relations (GIR) at the University of Sydney. He is also a Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) at the Japan institute for International Affairs (JIIA) think-tank in Tokyo.  He specializes in Asia-Pacific/Indo Pacific security issues, middle power and alignment theory.  

He has published widely in academic journal such as Review of International Studies, The Pacific Review and Australian Journal of International Affairs. He co-edited the volume Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asian Century: New Theories New Cases (Taylor & Francis 2018), and his latest monograph is entitled Security in Asia Pacific: The Dynamics of Alignment with Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2019. Read the brief in its entirety here: Japan and the Regional Order