Welcome to the Auckland Branch of NZIIA
The Auckland Branch of the NZIIA provides a neutral platform in Auckland for presentations on current international affairs. Some presentations have a particular connection to some aspect of New Zealand foreign policy. Every meeting provides an opportunity for Questions and Answers at the end of the presentation.
All our meetings are open to the public. The Branch does not charge any admission, does not require reservations, and does not pay the speaker.
The Branch accepts speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. To maintain independence, the Branch does not co-sponsor with Governments. When suitable the Branch does co-sponsor with other organisations.
The Auckland Branch aims to host some 15 presentations a year. Some speakers are based in New Zealand, and others are passing through Auckland on some type of visit.
Events are usually held in Old Government House on the grounds of the University of Auckland, from 6:00 to 7.30pm, on a weekday.
We hope that people who attend our meetings might choose to become Members of the Branch, and so receive the bi-monthly NZIIA publication the New Zealand International Review. This high-quality publication contains articles on international affairs, often from a New Zealand perspective, as well as succinct book reviews. The Review is a key pillar of the NZIIA: it provides an opportunity for persons of all backgrounds to share their knowledge.
Branch Members include current or former Members of Parliament, diplomats, military officers, members of the legal and accounting professions, university academics, and students. As well as members of the public with a general, or specific, interest in international relations.