New Zealand’s Ambassador to the U.S. Speaks to Summer Interns

New Zealand’s Ambassador to the U.S. Speaks to Summer Interns

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Maha Neouchy
July 15, 2013

Each term, interns are provided with the opportunity to hear from politicians, diplomats and other high-level speakers as a part of TWC's Simpson-Mineta Leadership Series (SMLS).


During the July 15th SMLS, The Washington Center welcomed Rt Honorable Mike Moore, New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States and past Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Throughout his time as the Director-General he oversaw the launch of the Doha Development Round. He also witnessed the following countries become members of the WTO: China, Chinese Taipei, Estonia, Jordan, Georgia, Albania, Oman, Croatia, Lithuania, and Moldova.


In addition to his time spent working on some of New Zealand's government initiatives and one of the most well-known trade organizations in the world, Moore has also dabbled and worked as a meat and construction worker, a trade unionist and a social worker at a mental institution. During the event, Moore touched on all of his experiences and discussed a variety of globalization topics affecting the highest levels of government and the world today.


[View Rt Honorable Mike Moore's full biography]

[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

[Read more about our Simpson-Mineta Leadership Series]

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