NATIONAL OFFICE: What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the US-NZ relationship following elections in both countries?
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 at 5:30pm
RHLT1, Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington

SPEAKER: HE Mr Scott Brown, US Ambassador

HE Scott Brown has been the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa since 2017. He’s leaving New Zealand in December 2020 to take up a position as president and dean at a Boston law school. He is a prominent political leader, attorney, and National Guardsman with a long history of public service.

In 2010 Ambassador Brown won a special election and served in the U.S. Senate for three years. During his time in the U.S. Senate, Ambassador Brown was known as the most bipartisan Senator and was the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, as well as the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and was a member of the Veteran’s Committee and the Committee on Small Business. As an elected official, he worked extensively on sex offender, child trafficking and other law enforcement issues to keep children and families safe. He began his public service career as an Assessor and Selectman for the Town of Wrentham, Massachusetts. He served as Massachusetts State Representative for the 9th Norfolk District for seven years and as State Senator for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District for five.