The Waikato Branch of the NZIIA was established in 1974, and is Chaired by Professor Dov Bing. The Branch hosts regular guest speakers from New Zealand and overseas, with a particular emphasis on topics concerning international relations and politics in the widest sense. Recent speakers have included the Republic of Korea Ambassador to New Zealand, HE Yongkyu Park; Mr Chulun Munkhbat who is New Zealand’s Honorary Consul in Ulan Bator, Mongolia; Gary Schofield, an internationally renowned artist on conflict; and distinguished political sociologist, Professor Carlos Waisman from the University of California in the United States of America.

Seminars are held in a lecture room in conjunction with the Department of Political Science & Public Policy at the University of Waikato, where a social gathering and refreshments are held from 5.30pm with a start time of 6pm approximately every third Wednesday between March and November each year. The Branch welcomes all new members and seminars are open to the public.  

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Chair: Dov Bing

Secretary: Simon Gray