Climate change, global financial shocks, the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – the international community seems to be lurching from crisis to crisis, with no apparent end in sight. Even in Aotearoa New Zealand, where we feel relatively sheltered, we are not immune from the rising tide of social issues facing other countries, be it economic inequality, political extremism or violence.
Dr Guy Fiti Sinclair is a Samoan-Kiwi lawyer and historian raised in Papua New Guinea. In this talk, he will provide a historical perspective on the shifting fortunes of international law and governance over the past century. From empires to nation-states, from international organisations to markets, and from global to regional governance – he will offer insight to help you understand the current set of international crises, who is trying to control them, and how.