Can our small Pacific nation have an impact on global issues? And if so – how, in what areas and based on what values or principles?
These are some of the questions we will discuss as part of a community workshop co-hosted by Catalyst Trust and independent think tank, the New Zealand Alternative.
“There is a pressing need for progressive leadership on many fronts in the world and we believe New Zealand could provide it,” says NZA co-director Thomas Nash, who led the global campaign to ban cluster bombs and served on the board of the Nobel Prizewinning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
“Or should we just determine our foreign policy in terms of support for allies and its impact on trade?”
Catalyst Trust’s August 7 workshop is part of a nationwide conversation NZA will lead on how we could contribute to our quickly changing and interconnected world. Feedback will help inform NZA’s resultant publication.
The event will begin with a presentation from Mr Nash and his co-director, Dr Evelyn Marsters, a freelance Pacific research specialist. Dinner will be provided between their talk and the facilitated workshop for those who register for the event on Catalyst Trust’s Eventbrite page
Wednesday, August 7, 6-8.30 PM, The Rees Hotel Queenstown conference room, $5 koha at door. Please register (as seating and dinner will be limited to those who have done so) through Catalyst Trust’s Eventbrite page from one month prior. Please bring your tickets (printed, emailed or Eventbrite app).