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The Global Economy – with virus
Assessing the impact
Rod Oram

The upheaval that Covid-19 is causing in people’s lives around the world is wreaking even greater havoc in the global economy. The impact will be far larger than the damage caused by the Global Financial Crisis. The remedies will have
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Global Climate Change
Unlearned lessons?
Adrian Macey

The pattern ahead of the annual UN climate conference in November 2019 (COP-25, Madrid) was spectacularly familiar: over 25,000 participants; worrying reports from climate scientists; more public anxiety about climate change; mobilisation of civil society, with youth to the fore;
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The University in the Global Age: Pt IV
Our voyage into the future

In this final part, I wrap-up my thoughts on the fundamentals of university reform consistent with, and responsive to, the emergence of the global community. Having argued to date that there is no magic sauce, no equation, no single road-map
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Internationally hot, domestically not’
New Zealand and the global rights of nature movement
Chris Finlayson

Legal personality is an established part of the law in New Zealand and similar countries. It is widely accepted, for example, that a company or incorporated society can be considered a legal person. Over the last half-century, however, the argument
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The University in the Global Age: Pt III
Models of Transformational Change

Last month, I offered the view that universities in the emerging global age need to conceptualise themselves as centres of collaboration for the collective creation and dissemination of knowledge. I believe that the future of higher education (HE) is, actually,
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Strengthening Multilateralism through UN Reform
NZCGS collaboration with UNANZ
Kennedy Graham

In his December column, former ambassador Colin Keating outlined the concept of a research project which the Centre is about to undertake on Strengthening Multilateralism through UN Reform. This project has its genesis in a speech that Colin gave on
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Painting Australia’s Bushfires:
Eco-Grief & Artivism
Tanya Ogilvie-White

Eco-grief and Artivism. Both are new terms to me, but they’re beginning to define my life in Australia. As a wildlife artist and animal lover, I’ve been so deeply affected by the devastating bushfires that it’s been hard for me
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International aggression as a domestic crime
Will NZ ratify the Kampala Amendment?
Roger Clark

Earlier this month, the Director of the Centre lodged a submission to the NZ Parliament on the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Amendment Bill. The Bill proposes amendments to NZ legislation to incorporate certain international amendments made in 2010
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Understanding Nuclear Disarmament
Report on Australia
Renee Moorjani

Following the drafting of the Civil Society Youth Pledge at the Hui in September, and while contemplating what is to follow, Jayden van Leeuwen (YGSG) and I locked in on two key elements of the pledge. The first was the
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The University in the Global Age: Pt II
Exploring US Innovation
Chris Gallavin

In Pt I of my blog-column (6 Dec. ’19), I identified what I see as the main challenges facing tertiary education, globally.  These challenges, I suggest, have led many universities to an existential crisis as it dawns upon them that,
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