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Kennedy Graham

Dr Kennedy Graham is an NZCGS Board Member. He is founding Director of NZCGS (2013-20) and coordinator of the Global Affairs Programme.

Ken has a B.Com, MA and PhD in International Relations. His memberships include the NZ Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament & Arms Control; the Global Studies Council, University of Auckland; and the National Council, UN Association of New Zealand. He serves as a consultant on climate change, European Commission / International IDEA, Brussels. His current projects include a co-authored book, titled Time to Upgrade our Global Institutions: A fresh vision from Aotearoa New Zealand, which he is co-writing with former Ambassador. Colin Keating.

Previously, Ken was Member of Parliament, New Zealand (2008-17); Senior Consultant, Dept. of Political & Security Council Affairs, New York (2004-6);  Director, UN University Leadership Academy, Amman (1999-2002); Director of Planning, International Institute for Democracy, 1996-98 (Stockholm); Secretary-General, Parliamentarians for Global Action, 1989-94 (New York); and NZ diplomat, 1972-88.

Ken’s recent publications include:The TPNW Conference of Parties: What is to be discussed?’ Journal for Peace & Nuclear Disarmament (Taylor & Francis; 2020), and ‘Security Council Reform; NZ Action in 2015-16’, in Hassall & Partow (eds.), A Seat at the Table (Massey University Press, 2020).

Contact Details:

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Tel: +64 (0)21 2423989