Presence of Mind: New Zealand in the World
This selection of writings from Terence O'Brien is a notable contribution to better appreciation of the impacts of globalisation, from the perspective of a small, internationally minded, modern and multicultural democracy.
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|Library of Congress
||World politics - 21st century, United States - Foreign relations - 2001-2009, New Zealand - Foreign relations - 1945-
||General/trade;Professional and scholarly
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Notwithstanding New Zealand's discrete place and relative isolation in the world, what was once termed the 'tyranny of distance' applies no longer to the country's external relations. There is a pressing need for New Zealanders to have a deeper understanding of the forces that drive global trends and developments, from which their nation is not immune. This selection of writings from Terence O'Brien is a notable contribution to that better appreciation of the impacts of globalisation, from the perspective of a small, internationally minded, modern and multicultural democracy.
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Terence O'Brien had a distinguished career in the New Zealand diplomatic service from 1959 to 1993. He had early overseas postings in Bangkok, London and Brussels. Subsequently he was High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador to the European Community in Brussels, and Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, where he represented New Zealand on the UN Security Council, including as President. Between overseas assignments, he held senior responsibility at head office in Wellington for economic issues and later for political and security affairs. In those capacities, he led New Zealand delegations on bilateral missions, and to conferences on international trade, environment and security matters.