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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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Samoan Constitutional Crisis
Jayden van Leeuwen

Although Samoan’s went to the polls on 9 April 2021, the wait for a clear winner of that election is still ongoing, and the outcome could have wide-ranging implications for the region – not only because Samoa is a well-respected … Continued

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Myanmar pleads for the world to honour R2P
The Responsibility to Protect
Ramesh Thakur

This is not a blog I had expected, intended or wanted to write. I have politely declined requests to write on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in relation to the current crisis in Myanmar and the climbing civilian death toll. The … Continued

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The Challenge of US Electoral Instability
Tapio Kanninen

When Joseph Biden won the 2020 US election many hoped that there would be a quick return to an old globalist agenda and support for international institutions. However, the US has changed politically, socially, and culturally, which will seriously constrain such a reversal from … Continued