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Global Governance in the Existential Age
Part II
Kennedy Graham

Part I of this blog identified the conceptual insights which members and affiliates of the Centre, and invited guests, have offered on the modern plight of the human condition, and of potential ways forward.   As Director of the Centre for … Continued

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Global Governance in the Existential Age
Part I
Kennedy Graham

The Centre has been privileged this month to host some valuable commentary on the challenge of global governance. On 6 December the Climate Minister, Hon James Shaw, gave the 8th NZCGS Annual Global Lecture, by webinar with 292 registered participants. … Continued

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

The Centre held its 8th Annual Global Affairs Lecture on 6 December, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. The Lecture was given by New Zealand’s Minister of Climate Change, Hon James Shaw, who had just returned from the UN’s COP26 (Glasgow), … Continued

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Climate Change and Global Governance
Personal reflections on the journey from COP6 to COP26
Catherine Leining

The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. While tangible progress was made both inside and outside the formal negotiations, … Continued

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PACDAC webinar
Progressing Disarmament
Kennedy Graham

On 1 December, the NZ Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament & Arms Control held a webinar on the above subject.  The NZCGS Director, Dr. Kennedy Graham, who has been a member of the Committee (2019-21), gave the response to the … Continued

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Reinventing Multilateral Order
Sundeep Waslekar

A thoughtful and constructive article has been completed on Reinventing Multilateral Order by Sundeep Waslekar.  The author has previously contributed to the NZCGS blog column (Systemic Global Change: Two ingredients – mutual global trust, legitimate global governance, 8 May 2020).  The … Continued

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COP26 – Climate Negotiations at Glasgow
Reporting from Rod Oram

NZCGS Board member and reputed business-environmental journalist, Rod Oram, has been attending COP26 in Glasgow these past few weeks, and regularly reporting back through Newsroom. Here are his reports. 14 November       COP26’s inadequate package could still lead to progress … Continued

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The United States in 2021
National, international, global implications
Pooran Pandey

The US presidential election has now concluded with the Electoral College confirming Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the winners (by 306 to 232 votes).  It remains for Congress to certify the Electoral College votes on 6 January, before the … Continued

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War crimes, international law, and the global community
Australia, the US, and the rest of us
Abbas Nazari

How is the emerging global community to deal with alleged war crimes, within the context of contemporary international law and national political integrity?   This is one of the more critical questions of the early 21st century. War crimes are many, … Continued

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Building Back Better – Globally
Thoughts from Europe
Alex Kazaglis

At first glance the decision to delay the largest climate conference in history – COP 26 (1) – appears to have been made on practical grounds. COVID-19 had made convening 30,000 delegates from 197 countries impossible. For the conference, it is … Continued