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UC Connect: Chances, choices and challenges: New Zealand’s response to globalisation

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (NZST)

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Presented by: Mr Gabriel Makhlouf, Treasury Secretary and Chief Executive

When faced with the chances, choices and challenges that globalisation brings, how should New Zealand respond – put up barriers or build bridges?

In this upcoming UC Connect free public lecture, Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf will discuss New Zealand’s response to globalisation.

As a small open economy, New Zealand enjoys many benefits from globalisation and international connections. But in many countries there has undoubtedly been a mood of uncertainty about the value of globalisation and the value of free trade. The uneven impacts of globalisation – real or perceived – have to be recognised and addressed head-on.

Gabriel Makhlouf is the Treasury Secretary and Chief Executive. He is the Government’s chief economic and financial adviser, and leads the Treasury’s work to help raise living standards for New Zealanders through a stable, growing economy, and a high performing public service.

Gabriel’s career was previously in the UK civil service where his responsibilities ranged from policy development on domestic and international tax and welfare policy issues through to large-scale, customer-focused, operational delivery. He was Chair of the world’s main tax rule-making body – the Committee on Fiscal Affairs – at the OECD in Paris between 2000-2004 and was also responsible for the UK’s Government Banking Service. He led the UK team that negotiated the current US/UK double tax treaty and served as Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Gabriel has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Exeter and a Master’s degree in industrial relations from the University of Bath, and is an alumnus of international business school INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme. The son of UN diplomats, Gabriel grew up in the Pacific and speaks French and Greek. He is married with one adult son.

Please note: This lecture is not being filmed. You are welcome to arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the start of the lecture and we will seat those without tickets at 6.25pm on a first in first served basis. 

The UC Connect public lecture series offers the community the opportunity to attend topical, interesting, educational lectures on a range of topics given by experts in their fields. To receive notifications on upcoming UC Connect speakers, join our mailing list.

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Engineering Core
Ilam Campus
Christchurch, None 8041
New Zealand

Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (NZST)

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