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Kennedy Graham

Kennedy Graham MPKennedy Graham was elected to Parliament in 2008, and re-elected in 2011 and ’14. He holds the portfolios of global affairs, defense & disarmament, and constitutional affairs. He serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee andthe Privileges Committee.

Before entering Parliament, Dr Graham was a NZ diplomat, a UN official, and a university teacher. He most recently taught international politics and international law at Canterbury and Victoria Universities in New Zealand, and as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe inBelgium. He also served as a senior consultant to the UN’s Dept. of Political & Security Council Affairs, and to the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. He has lived and worked in ten countries throughout Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America and the South Pacific. Dr Graham was involved in the South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone negotiations as a NZ delegate.

Dr Graham holds a B.Com (Auckland), M.A. in International Relations (Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Boston), Ph.D. (Victoria University, Wellington), and was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University He has authored or edited five books including ‘The Planetary Interest – A New Concept for the Global Age’. He is founding Director of the NZ Centre for Global Studies.

Green Party: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand


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