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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. 

Upcoming Events for 2020

National Office and UNANZ

Thursday, 29 October 2020 4:00pm

Book launch and panel discussion - 'A Seat at the Table: New Zealand and the United Nations Security Council 2015–2016''

Tuesday, 17 November 2020  5:30pm

HE Mr Scott Brown, US Ambassador - What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the US-NZ relationship following elections in both countries?

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 4:00pm Via Zoom

Professor Akio Takahara - University of Tokyo - Are the Belt and Road Initiative and the Free and Open Indo Pacific compatible?


Thursday, 26 November 2020 5:30pm

Suzannah Jessep - Understanding Modern India against the background of major power competition, territorial disputes, and small power diplomacy in the era of COVID


Tuesday, 27 October 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm

HE Edgardo Valdés López - Cuba's Foreign Policy Priorities in the New World

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Ms Andrea Smith - Countdown to APEC 2021


Listen to our most recent speakers on YouTube

Her Excellency Ms Adalijiza Z.X.R. Magno on Timor-Leste in the World Today Listen here

Ian Bennett on Teaching Entrepreneurship in North Korea Listen here

Dr Iati Iati on Assessing the Pacific Resent  Listen here

Previous events on our YouTube page are available here

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