Academic journal article New Zealand International Review

National Office and Branch Activities

Academic journal article New Zealand International Review

National Office and Branch Activities

Article excerpt

On 9 March Rose Gottemoeller, the US under-secretary for arms control and international security, delivered the 2015 Foreign Policy Lecture at Victoria University of Wellington. Her topic was 'The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty at 45: Where to Next?' The NZIIA notes with regret the passing of its former president Professor Gordon Orr at Waikanae on 16 March.

Christchurch

The AGM was held on 23 February. The following officers were elected:

Chair--Dr Chris Jones FRHistS

Secretary--Dr Sally Carlton

Treasurer and Vice-chair--Margaret Sweet

Committee--Hon Peter Penlington, Dr Angela Woodward, John Richardson

Following the AGM Andrew Sweet (a special adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet) addressed the branch on 'Science Diplomacy and the "Small Advanced Economies Initiative'".

On 25 March David Pine, former high commissioner to Malaysia and Bruniei Darussalam, addressed the branch on 'Malaysia's Year in the ASEAN Chair: Why it Should Matter to New Zealand'.

Hawke's Bay

The following meetings were held:

12 Mar Gerard van Bohemen (deputy secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and ambassador-designate to the United Nations, New York), 'New Zealand and the United Nations Security Council'. …

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