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10th NZCGS Annual Lecture

November 20, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

On the 20th of November, 2023, the Centre held its 10th Annual Global Affairs Lecture: “A World Without War” by Dr Sandeep Waslekar.

Dr Sundeep Waslekar

Sundeep Waslekar is a thought leader on the global future. He has worked with sixty-five countries under the auspices of the Strategic Foresight Group, an international think tank he founded in 2002. He is the author of A World without War published by HarperCollins India (2022) and published in French as Entre Guerre et Paix by CNRS Editions (2023). He is also the author of Eka Dishecha Shodh, a bestselling book in his native Marathi language, with 25 editions.

He is a practitioner of Track Two diplomacy since the 1990s and has mediated in conflicts in South Asia, those between Western and Islamic countries on deconstructing terror, trans-boundary water conflicts, and nuclear risk reduction between permanent members of the UN Security Council. He was invited to address the United Nations Security Council session 7818 on water, peace, and security. He has been quoted in more than 3,000 media articles from eighty countries.

Waslekar read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University from 1981 to 1983. He was conferred D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) of Symbiosis International University by the President of India in 2011.


November 20, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Old Govt House, University of Auckland
New Zealand


New Zealand Centre for Global Studies
Auckland University Global Studies Programme

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