The Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies was founded through a bequest from the late Professor John Macmillan Brown (1846-1935). A founding Professor of the University of Canterbury and a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of New Zealand, he spent a considerable amount of time travelling and studying the countries of the Pacific.
The vision for MBC is to harness available opportunities and synergies to build MBC into:
- A world class and leading centre for interdisciplinary and innovative Pacific research through deepening and expansion of its research expertise and publications.
- A leading think-tank for Pacific public policy through consultancy, policy research, training and advisory role.
- The major centre for Pacific research resources through its comprehensive database on Pacific issues.
- A world leader in critical discussions and intellectual innovation on Pacific issues.
The mission of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies is to promote and advance scholarship and understanding of the Pacific region, including Aotearoa New Zealand, its people, societies and cultures; histories; arts; politics; environment and resources; developments and future.
Strategic Action Plan
More details about MBC's vision, aims and strategy can be found in our Strategic Action Plan.
Macmillan Brown Centre Advisory Committee
The Macmillan Brown Centre Advisory Committee is a board that advises the Director and is appointed by the UC Vice-Chancellor.