U3A Browns Bay Inc formed in June 2000

Guest Speakers

Our focus is on Exceptional New Zealanders doing exceptional things

Dr. Stephen Hoadley

Talk Main Meeting:   Dr Stephen Hoadley 2 Nov 2021

Topic: Geopolitics of Pandemics
The topic includes some history, politics in the USA, Europe & WTO, and an assessment of how Covid might alter the balance of power globally. There will be time for Q &A about how we doing in New Zealand.

Dr. Stephen Hoadley is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. He gained a doctorate in political science in California and taught at universities in St Louis, Hong Kong and Kobe before settling in New Zealand in 1972. Foreign and security policies of New Zealand, Asia, the United States and Middle East, the politics of trade and International human rights institutions are areas of current research. 

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Overview of our Monthly Meetings
The two hour meeting is held on the first Tuesday morning of each month in Browns Bay. An invited speaker, expert in the field, informs, educates and entertains us. Our focus is Exceptional New Zealanders doing Exceptional Things in New Zealand. A wide range of current topics is covered and we are sometimes privy to information not yet released by the researchers to the public.

The second part of the meeting is provided by our U3A Special Interest Groups whose presentations have been identified as being of interest for the whole membership. A tea break provides the opportunity for members to mix and chat. Attendance at the main monthly meetings is optional. Members are required to attend one or more Special Interest Groups as this is where the active learning focus of the U3A philosophy occurs and long last friendships are made.

Sometimes the sessions are reversed to suit the Guest Speaker.