NZIIANew Zealand Institute of International Affairs (Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright 1988-2018, All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
He noted that the role of chair would come under scrutiny in the forthcoming review of both the NZIIA's communications strategy and constitution.
Professor Don Trows contribution to the NZIIA in reviewing its accounts was acknowledged.
There was no change in the senior office-holders of the NZIIA. Sir Anand Satyanand as president, Professor Rob Rabel as vice president, Luke Qin as treasurer and Dr James Kember as chair of the Research and Publications Committee were all re-elected by acclaim.
Giff became a member of the NZIIA's Standing Committee in early 1993 after being encouraged to join the institute by then president Bill Rowling, who was convinced that the institute had to broaden its membership and horizons beyond the largely MFAT-oriented club that it was then perceived to be.
For Giff the NZIIA presidency opened up a new world as he interacted with members of Wellington's diplomatic fraternity.
NZIIA Executive Director Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien reported a 'very productive year', which included 22 events with an estimated audience of more than 2700 people.
Prof Don Trow's contribution to the NZIIA in auditing its accounts was acknowledged.
About six weeks before the election Winston Peters was asked if he wanted to address a meeting of the NZIIA (like the other politicians whose pieces were published in vol 42, no 5).
He noted four significant events--Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the visit of a US warship to New Zealand and the NZIIA's conference in November, which he described as a 'triumph' for the director and secretary.
Executive Director Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien reported a fruitful year', noting that the NZIIA had 'reached new grounds in our mission to excite and engage New Zealanders, from all walks of life, about international affairs'.
On 1 June the NZIIA joined Microsoft to host a breakfast meeting with Norm Judah, chief technology officer, Worldwide Services, Microsoft.
The NZIIA's National Council and Annual Dinner were held on the 21st, with Rt Hon Bill English as guest speaker at the latter.