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The world lacks progressive leadership: Could New Zealand provide some?

About the seminar

International politics appears more chaotic than usual. National populism is on the rise. Mainstream political parties are in decline. The pace of technological development and the power of its owners have outstripped our liberal democratic systems.

Globalisation has not only failed to share wealth evenly, its growth-based economic systems are literally burning, flooding and poisoning our planet. The rules-based international order set up after 1945 is creaking.

Human societies have reorganised ourselves to survive and flourish in the past. To do that the world will need international cooperation, diplomatic ambition and transformational leadership. What could New Zealand do to help?

About Thomas Nash

Thomas is co-founder of New Zealand Alternative. He is also Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Lecturer in Politics at Massey. A disarmament and humanitarian campaigner, Thomas served on the board of the Nobel Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Date Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Audience All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentSociology, Gender Studies and Criminology
LocationRichardson 6N4
Contact Emailsgsw@otago.ac.nz

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