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Seminar - Tim Groser: NZ and the Global Economy

The Auckland Branch of New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Seminar

Tim Groser

New Zealand and the Global Economy:
The Real Agenda

'Globalisation' poses challenges for New Zealand that cannot be captured in yet another brief editorial or op-ed article on the matter. Many New Zealanders have for years believed we are 'a small but great trading nation.' The truth may be rather unpalatable: we are certainly small, but with one or two sharp exceptions in some sectors of our economy, we are a mediocre performer in the globalisation stakes.

Drawing on his experience as NZ's former chief negotiator and Chair of the Agriculture Negotiations, Tim Groser will be giving you his views on some of the critical trends in the global economy and the risks and opportunities for NZ they pose for our country.

6PM - 7:30PM Wednesday 31 May 2006
Lecture Theatre 032
Clock Tower Building
University of Auckland

Until recently, Tim Groser was New Zealand’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Chair of Agricultural Negotiations for the WTO. Mr Groser was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as a List MP in the 2005 General Election, and was appointed National’s Spokesman for Arts, Culture and Heritage. Mr Grosser also serves as an Associate Spokesman for Foreign Affairs and Trade due to his experience in this area.


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