Professor Alexander Gillespie
LLB LLM(Hons) Auckland PhD Nottingham
Professor Alexander Gillespie obtained his LLB and LLM degrees with Honours from The University of Auckland. He did his PhD at Nottingham and post-doctoral studies at Colombia University in New York City. His areas of scholarship pertain to international and comparative environmental law; the laws of war; and a number of pressing issues of social concern such as drug policy; and refugees.
Alexander has published sixteen books. The latest works have been Waste Policy: International Regulation, Comparative and Contextual Perspectives. (Edward Elgar, London, 2015); International Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics. (OUP, Second edition, 2015); and the Causes of War: Volume II (1000-1400) and Volume III (1400-1650), both published by Bloomsbury, NYC, 2017. He has also written over forty academic articles.
Alexander has been awarded a Rotary International Scholarship, Fulbright Fellowship, Rockerfeller Fellowship, and the the New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship. Alexander has also been the lawyer/expert on a number of international delegations and advised the New Zealand government on multiple matters of international concern. Professor Gillespie was the first New Zealander to be named Rapporteur for the World Heritage Convention, involving international environmental diplomacy under the auspice of UNESCO. Alexander has also been engaged in policy formation for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and governmental, commercial and non-governmental organisations in New Zealand, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland.
Below are some of Professor Alexander Gillespie's books that have been published. Click on the image or the book title to get the book description and some reviews. These books can be purchased from Amazon.
Aljazeera: 'What can actually trigger war on the Korean Peninsula?' 30 Septembrer 2017
RNZ National: "N.Korea war inevitable?" 20 September 2017
Aljazeera: 'War on the Korean Peninsula is not inevitable' 16 Septembrer 2017
RNZ National: "Promises promises" 12 September 2017Radio New Zealand: Should New Zeland be worried about a nuclear armed North Korea?" 4 September 2017
RNZ National: "North Korea's latest bomb test" 4 September 2017
Aljazeera: North Korea just had its sixth nuclear test. Now what? 04 September 2017
Aljazeera: What are Trump's options on North Korea? 04 August 2017
RNZ National: "Al Gillespie on North Korea" 30 July 2017
BBC: Valentia Island in bid for Unesco status' 26 July 2017
Radio Live: "Trump trials and tribulations" 18 May 2017
Radio Live: "US missile attack on Syrian airfield" 7 April 2017
NZ Herald: "Alexander Gillespie: Countdown to doom" 7 February 2017
'Hotpsots' - Talks with Ryan Bridges
RNZ National: "NZ was warned by Israel before UN vote - report" 28 December 2016
Newshub: "Fidel Castro's death leaves Cuba reeling " 28 November 2016
NZ Herald: "Alexander Gillespie: Trump policies will reverberate" 15 November 2016
Newshub: "What a Trump presidency means for NZ " 10 November 2016
One News: "Helen Clark's bid for UN's top job over" 6 October 2016
One News: "New Zealand is in danger of another mass shooting, like the 1990 Aramoana massacre that left fourteen dead and the country stunned, according to an expert on illegal firearms" 24 August 2016
NZ Herald: "Staring down barrel of a gun crisis" 29 March 2016
NZ Herald: "Defence spend hangs on our Pacific role" 15 March 2016
NZ Herald: "The first small step towards peace in Syria" 16 February 2016
NZ Herald: "Public interest journalism under threat" 15 January 2016
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World Heritage and Telecommunications with Al Gillespie.
RTE Radio 1 "The Transatlantic Cable" 18 July 2016
Listen to all Radio NZ broadcasts with Al Gillespie.
Stuff: "Agriculture must be pulled into climate-change equations" 13 December 2015
Radio New Zealand: "Japan resumes whaling" 30 November 2015
Radio Live: "Alexander Gillespie: ISIS and the Middle East" 22 November 2015
Radio New Zealand: "Professor Al Gillespie on the Paris attacks" 16 November 2015
Radio New Zealand: "New Zealand terrorism expert on Paris attacks" 15 November 2015
Radio New Zealand: "Trans-Pacific Partnership" 6 November 2015
TV3: 3News "Gun expert wants full registration of firearms" 22 October 2015
Radio New Zealand: "What a waste!" 7 October 2015
Radio New Zealand: "The Panel: TPP Agreed" 6 October 2015
Radio New Zealand: "The Panel: Refugee Crisis" 7 September 2015
Radio New Zealand "Auckland Councilors and board members are getting pay rises. Some don't want to accept them. But do they have a choice. Professor Al Gillespie of Waikato University explains." 31 July 2015
Radio New Zealand "Waikato University law professor Alexander Gillespie said the Government had the best chance of helping save Mr de Malmanche if its started work before he was sentenced.." 30 April 2015
TV1: Breakfast "ISIS fight 'closer to Vietnam' conflict" 16 October 2014
TV3: Firstline "Obama takes anti-IS plan to US leaders" 10 Septemer 2014
3 News "Israel's 'reckless' shelling condemned" 1 August 2014
NZ Herald: "Rapid reprisal would be disastrous" 22 July 2014
TVNZ: Breakfast "U.S Working on Gaza Ceasefire" 22 July 2014
CNN: "Japan pushing to resume whaling" 10 June 2014
BBC: "Japanese whaling ruling important" 4 Apr 2014
TVNZ: Breakfast "Murky rules on mercenaries" 8 Feb 2014
TV3 Firstline 21 Oct 2013
Recorded Hangout: Syria in the Firing Line 13 Sep 2013
iTunes U: lecture - Syria in the Firing Line 11 Sep 2013
Radio: New twist in Syria saga 10 Sep 2013