Global Citizenship in Aotearoa

Dr Margaret Foster and Dr Sharon McLennan

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 5:30pm

Palmerston North

Palmerston North City Library

How to be cosmopolitans without losing our identity?

“We are all global citizens” has become a widespread claim in the recent years. What does it mean to Aoteaora New Zealand? Mostly promoted by the United Nations and the most prestigious international organisations, the notion of global citizenship advocates that one’s identity transcends geographical borders. We therefore face new responsibilities to tackle with our most urgent needs: fighting climate change, poverty and violence, and promoting sustainability and cultural awareness. How can New Zealanders approach these challenges and become good global citizens, without diluting an identity based on a bicultural past? How have Māori voices enriched the notion of global citizenship and how can these voices be heard in the international arena? The editors of the recent book Tu Rangaranga. Rights, responsibilities and global citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand will address these and other questions from their unique perspectives. 

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CHAIR - DR PRISCILA PILATOWSKY

ppilatowsky@gmail.com

How to be cosmopolitans without losing our identity?

“We are all global citizens” has become a widespread claim in the recent years. What does it mean to Aoteaora New Zealand? Mostly promoted by the United Nations and the most prestigious international organisations, the notion of global citizenship advocates that one’s identity transcends geographical borders. We therefore face new responsibilities to tackle with our most urgent needs: fighting climate change, poverty and violence, and promoting sustainability and cultural awareness. How can New Zealanders approach these challenges and become good global citizens, without diluting an identity based on a bicultural past? How have Māori voices enriched the notion of global citizenship and how can these voices be heard in the international arena? The editors of the recent book Tu Rangaranga. Rights, responsibilities and global citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand will address these and other questions from their unique perspectives. 

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Membership

NZIIA membership is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand.