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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

NZIIA Annual Dinner

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Mr Chris Seed, HE Mr Ta Van Thong and HE Ms Nina Obermaier - Challenges for diplomacy in a Covid world   Register 

Auckland Branch

Thursday 6 August 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mr Chris Jones - The Reality of Business in Africa, and Future Potential

National Office - Auckland

Monday, 10 August 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Dr Heida Donegan, Dr Danping (Dani) Wang and Felicity Roxburgh - Hong Kong in Flux

Christchurch Branch

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 5:30pm

Sharon Zollner - The potential economic impact of Covid-19 on New Zealand trade

Nelson Branch

Thursday, 20 August 2020 5:30pm

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

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Dr Jim Wilson - Ed Hillary, humanitarian, adventurer and friend

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Emeritus Professor Rob Rabel - Decision 2020: America at a Crossroad?

Wairarapa Branch

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 8:00pm

Professor Claire Robinson - International Influences on Election Campaigning in New Zealand: A History







Listen to our most recent speakers on YouTube

Election debate - Aid Trade and New Zealand's place in the world after Covid   Listen here


Andrew Hampton, Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB)   Text of presentation


In Conversation with the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia   Listen here

Previous events on our YouTube page are available here

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