Virtual Speaker: Alexander Gillespie

By Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature | Posted: Thursday October 12, 2017

Creative Cities Southern Hui warmly welcomes ALEXANDER GILLESPIE as virtual speaker.Unable to attend the Hui, Alexander shares some ideas in the video below.

Alexander Gillespie was the first New Zealander to be named Rapporteur for the World Heritage Convention, involving international environmental diplomacy under the auspices of UNESCO.

He is a Professor of Law at Waikato University, and has been engaged in policy formation for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and governmental, commercial and non-governmental organisations in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland, and has been the lawyer/expert on a number of international delegations and advised the New Zealand government on multiple matters of international concern.

Alexander has published sixteen books, including The Causes of War: Volume II (1000-1400) and Volume III (1400-1650), both published by Bloomsbury, NYC, 2017, International Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics (OUP, Second edition, 2015), Waste Policy: International Regulation, Comparative and Contextual Perspectives (Edward Elgar, London, 2015), and Burning Issues: The Failure of the New Zealand response to Climatic Change (Dunmore, 1997).

He also writes regularly for national and international media, including Aljazeera, The Guardian and New Zealand Wilderness, and still manages to find time to surf.

‘Well done to Dunedin on becoming a City of Literature, but know, this should only be your first step towards wider international recognition!’

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