2017 Seminars

Topic Date
The EU in a post-Brexit world: the end of Normative Power Europe? - Speakers: Sir Micheal Leigh (Erskine Fellow, German Marshall Fund); Prof Richard Whitman (University of Kent, UK); Prof Paul Bacon (Waseda University, Japan); Dr Wenwen Shen (Korea Univesity, Korea); Prof Natthanan Kunnamas (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand); Prof Bingran Dai (Fudan University, China); Prof Martin Holland (UC, NZ); Prof Natalia Chaban (UC, NZ); Dr Serena Kelly (UC, NZ) 18 January 2017
2017 - New Challenges, New Beginnings Seminar Series - Speaker: H. E. David Taylor, New Zealand Ambassador to the European Union 22 February 2017 
2017 - New Challenges, New Beginnings Seminar Series - Speaker: H. E. Bernard Savage , Eu Ambassador to New Zealand 24 February 2017 
2017 - New Challenges, New Beginnings Seminar Series - Speaker: H.E. Gerhard Thiedemann 3 March 2017
Speakers: Natalia Chaban, Serena Kelly and Franzisca Doser. Title: Shifting frames: External and Internal Media Framing of Brexit (case of New Zealand. 10 March 2017
Speaker: Prof Ben O’Loughlin, Professor of International Relations and Co-Director of the New Political Communication Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London. He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2005. Ben is an expert in international political communication. He has completed a number of projects explaining how power and influence operate in relations between media, policymakers and publics. 17 March 2017
Speaker: Connor Pokoati
Title: Normative Power vs. Market Power – examining the European Union’s ability to influence within Partner Third Countries – Indonesia and Malaysia
24 March 2017
Speaker: H E Fabrizio Marcelli, Italian Ambassador to New Zealand
Title: EU irregular migration and the rise of populism, an Italian perspective
31 March 2017
Speaker: Daviti Mtchedlishvili, PhD candidate at the NCRE, University of Canterbury. His thesis looks at Europeanization Process in the South Caucasus. Daviti holds MA and BA degrees in International Relations and Politics from Lithuania(VMU), the Czech Republic(MU) and Georgia(TSU). He has worked for Centre for European Perspective in Slovenia and is an author of the book "Europeanisation Process in Georgia during the period from 2003 to 2014". 19 May 2017
Speaker: Bridgette McLellan, Candidate for a Master of Laws at UC, and has recently returned from Europe after undertaking an internship at the European Parliament from September to December 2016. 21 July 2017