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NZCGS Job Vacancy

The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies has a job vacancy for the position of Secretary. The Secretary’s role includes: Maintaining and updating the website and email addresses. Maintaining and updating display materials, including banners. Maintaining and...

PACDAC webinar

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 introductory speech by the...

Systemic Global Change: Part III

In Part II of this blog series, three conclusions were drawn: This decade is likely to be a seminal moment of systemic change to the contemporary international system, updating its 20th features to fit the 21st. The legitimate grouping for decision-making should...

Systemic Global Change: Pt. II

Part I on Systemic Global Change explored systemic risk and systemic change, the ‘seminal moments’ of the 20th century when the contemporary international system was established and refined, and the efforts undertaken during the UN era for effecting change. This part...

Systemic Global Change: Pt. I

In A New Global Institution? (11 April), Klaus Bosselmann identified ‘systemic risk’ and ‘systemic change’ as inter-related concepts for embracing a post-pandemic worldview: “A systemic risk is the possibility that a singular event may trigger instability or collapse...

The Global Community Catches a Virus

The current global health pandemic is shaking the foundations of the international community of states, possibly to its core.  Those foundations still reflect mid-20th c. political-legal thought, institutional structures, and procedural behaviour. Over the past...

Strengthening Multilateralism through UN Reform

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 the occasion of UN...

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NZCGS Job Vacancy

The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies has a job vacancy for the position of Secretary. The Secretary’s role includes: Maintaining and updating the website and email addresses. Maintaining and updating display materials, including banners. Maintaining and...