Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Entering the Anthropocene: The Challenge for Asia and New Zealand

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kennedy Graham
Member of Parliament

Event Date: Wednesday 19th February 2014
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Bell Gully
Level 21, HP Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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Dr. Kennedy Graham

Dr. Kennedy Graham

Kennedy Graham is a New Zealand Member of Parliament, elected 2008, re-elected 2011.

He is a member of the Green Party, and ranked 5th among the Greens’ 14 MPs in the 50th Parliament.

His main portfolio is Global Affairs (involving foreign policy) and in addition he is spokesperson for climate change and (as associate) sustainable economics.

Dr Graham is also Senior Adjunct Fellow at the University of Canterbury (School of Law).  In 2006-9, he was Visiting Professor in International Relations at the College of Europe, in Bruges.

Dr Graham holds a B. Com (Auckland), MA in International Relations (Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Boston), and a Ph.D. (Victoria University, Wellington). He has received Fulbright and Fletcher scholarships, a McCarthy Fellowship (1986), and was a Fellow at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, England, as well as Research Scholar at Bellagio Centre, Italy (1995).

Dr Graham served in the NZ foreign service for 16 years, specializing in global security and the UN, his last diplomatic assignment being counsellor in the NZ Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. He has lived and worked in nine countries in Asia, the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

From 1999 to 2004 he worked for the United Nations University, first as Director of its Leadership Academy (Amman, Jordan; 1999-2002); then as director of its Regional Security & Global Governance Project (Bruges, Belgium; 2002-4). In 2004 he was commissioned to provide a paper for the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Paper on Threats, Challenges and Change, and in 2006 for a paper on Human Security in the Pacific for UNDP.

In 2005-6 he has been Senior Consultant to the UN’s Dept. of Political Affairs in New York, assisting in the preparation and convening of the Secretary-General’s high-level meetings, and the Security Council’s meetings, with regional organizations.

He entered Parliament in December 2008.


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