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Dr Jenny Te Paa-Daniel appointed as Te Mareikura

RJ and JtP 418Dr Jenny Te-Paa Daniel has been appointed to the role of Te Mareikura at the Centre for 2018. The term, meaning 'woman visionary', is a role providing guidance, leadership, and wisdom as the Centre journeys to partnership with Tangata Whenua. Jenny has had a long association with the Centre, and is both a Research Associate and a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust.

Jenny was formerly the Ahorangi/Principal at Te Rau Kahikatea/St John's Theological College in Auckland.  She has held many positions of leadership including Convenor of the International Anglican Peace and Justice Network for 17 years, a role which saw her travel widely advocating for peace and justice, often in relation to the issues of indigenous peoples.

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Pictured: NCPACS Director Professor Richard Jackson and Dr Te Paa-Daniel outside the Centre.

Building Stable Peace in Northeast Asia

Bridging Conf Seoul 2018_032318Professor Kevin Clements (front row, left) recently chaired a session on the Non Proliferation Treaty Review at a conference in Seoul, as part of his work with the Toda Peace Institute.

Together with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and NCPACS at the University of Otago, the Toda Peace Institute organized a colloquium on February 1 at Kioi Conference in Tokyo under the theme Building Stable Peace in Northeast Asia: Managing and Transforming Risks on the Korean Peninsula.

Launch of new publication

Read more about Professor Kevin Clements edited volume, Identity, Trust and Reconciliation in East Asia: Dealing with Painful History to Create a Peaceful Present 

This volume includes chapters from 15 scholars from Asia and Europe, including Professor Clements and Dr Ria Shibata, both University of Otago based.

Professor Richard Falk, said

“Kevin Clements has expertly edited a fascinating series of commentaries on the intensifying tensions challenging East Asia and how these might be addressed for the mutual benefit of China, Japan and Korea. The whole, undertaking, deepened by workshop interactions, warns of the dangers posed if new nationalisms are not sensitive to the regional interplay of historical memories and cultural differences.”

Congratulations to Kevin on the completion and publication of this important volume.

Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security and Politics video links

This conference was hosted by the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and convened by Professor Richard Jackson.

View links to YouTube presentations from the conference here. 

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