NZIIA Palmerston North is co-chaired by Professor Rouben Azizian, Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University, and Dr. Tadashi Iwami, Lecturer in International Relations and Japanese Studies at IPU New Zealand. A regular stream of speakers (including members of the diplomatic corps, local/central government representatives, industry/business/community leaders, historians, and academic researchers) present their views, findings and experiences concerning global economic, political, military and social issues of interest to the Institute. 

Events are normally held on Wednesday mornings at Massey University or IPU New Zealand. All seminars are open to the public and free of charge to attend.  The branch looks forward to welcoming new members!

Please send any enquiries about branch activities, or add your name to the mailing list by contacting Rouben Azizian or Tadashi Iwami.

Contact the branch 

Chair: Tadashi Iwami, Lecturer in International Relations, IPU

Vice Chair: Rouben Azizian (Director of Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey)

Vice Chair: Toni Grace (International Relations Manager, Palmerston North City Council)

Treasurer: Sirous Amerian (PhD Candidate, Massey University)

Secretariat: Liam Shaw (Massey Undergraduate)

The link to our membership form is available here.