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Encyclopedia > Centre for Strategic Studies New Zealand

The Centre for Strategic Studies:New Zealand (CSS:NZ) is a international and military affairs research centre located in Wellington, New Zealand. Formerly jointly supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Victoria University of Wellington, it is now a part of Victoria University's School of Government. This articles deals with the British ministry, see defence minister for other countries. ... Victoria University of Wellington was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament as the fifth constituent college of the University of New Zealand. ...


Established in 1993 following a perceived need to examine NZ's international relations and situation more closely, it has had three directors. Terence O'Brien, a former New Zealand diplomat who had chaired the United Nations Security Council, was appointed as Director when CSS:NZ was established. David Dickens, the former Deputy Director, took over when Mr O'Brien finished his term, and was in his turn succeeded by Peter Cozens, who had been the Centre's Administrator dealing with Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) matters. As the Centre was at the time moving under the wing of Victoria University's School of Government, Mr Cozens took the title of Executive Director. A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ...


Apart from the director, the Centre has at various times included a Deputy Director, research fellows from the People's Republic of China and Japan, research associates and assistants, administrators, and support staff.


External Links

http://www.vuw.ac.nz/css/ - Centre's website


 
 

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