Welcome to NZIIA Podcasts
NZIIA's podcasts have been created by the NZIIA Youth Panel.
On the NZIIA podcast we talk about all things international, from trade to geopolitics to diplomacy.
In the first episode of the NZIIA podcast, we tackle COVID-19.
Through looking at the overall numbers, breaking down the situation in India, and NZ's plan to roll out vaccines in 2021, the NZIIA Youth Panel shares their thoughts and insights on one of the biggest international relations topics in decades.
In the second episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss Wargaming
Alex and Lachie talk to James and Helen of the newly established wargaming society. They discuss the background and conception of the Wargaming Society, what wargaming is, its importance in understanding international relations as well as its application to other fields.
In the third episode of the NZIIA podcast we discuss careers
Alex and Patrick chat to Jackson Calder, a recent graduate from Victoria University who has started his own geopolitical risk and futures modelling firm. We discuss the current transition from university to the IR space, the importance of understanding risk and futuring tools for policy, and why we should all be futurists.
In the fourth episode of the NZIIA podcast, Alex and Jordan from Victoria University Law School talk to Vinod Bal, an international law researcher who has worked in Vietnam and Berlin and has completed his dissertation at the University of Waikato. They discuss recent issues in international law, including the developing area of climate change law, and share some views. Vinod then talks about his ground-breaking dissertation on the extent to which international law protects transgender and non-binary persons from discrimination
NZIIA membership is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of global affairs to the political and economic well-being of New Zealand.