welcome to the institute

The New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) is an independent non-governmental organisation that seeks to encourage an understanding of the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand. 


National Office - Wellington

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm

NZIIA 2021 Conference "Standing in the Future: New Zealand and the Indo-Pacific Region"

Registration is now open.

Upcoming Events for 2021

Hawke's Bay

Thursday, 20 May 2021 2:00pm

Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley - The Changing Relationship Between China and New Zealand: People Matter


Thursday, 20 May 2021 5:30pm

Ford Hart - Relations with China in the 21st Century

Palmerston North

Friday, 21 May 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Public talk - Women, Children, and Soldiers in the contemporary Peace and Security challenges


Wednesday, 26 May 2021 5:40 - 7:00pm

Mr Bill Chen - Navigating Taiwan - New Zealand Relations, COVID, Economy and Beyond

Hawke's Bay

Thursday, 17 June 2021 2:00pm

Andrew Renton-Green - International Terrorism: What does it mean to New Zealand


Listen to our most recent speakers on YouTube

Nuclear weapons - from arms control to abolition

The panel discussed NZ’s anti-nuclear history and the significance of it on the global stage, the TPNW, what are the steps ahead and maybe some of the obstacles. It then looked at two cases that could further help the goal of fighting against nuclear weapons if managed well, or if failure occurs, could start a nuclear proliferation chain in the region.   Listen here

Are the Belt and Road Initiative and the Free and Open Indo Pacific compatible?

This webinar explored whether the Belt and Road Initiative BRI and the Free and Open Indo Pacific FOIP are Compatible? Listen here

Previous events on our YouTube page are available here

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