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After the Pandemic, Prepare for the Roaring Twenties? 

17 February 2021, Wellington Club


This was the topic of Diplosphere’s panel discussion in Wellington on 17th of February.


The speakers who were leading experts in a diverse range of areas — from diplomacy & politics, economy & business to climate & environmental sciences and love — used the lens of the 1920s to explore lessons to be had, and even gazed into a crystal ball on potential outcomes. 

Chair: Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien, Founder & Executive Director, Diplosphere


  • Her Excellency Nina Obermaier, EU Ambassador to Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Rt Hon Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

  • Kirk Hope, CEO, BusinessNZ 

  • Prof Tim Naish, Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Pinky Agnew MNZM, VCANZ, Expert on Love

  • John Ballingall, Economist, Sense Partner


Listen to the audio file:

Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien, Pinky Agnew, HE Nina Obermaier, Kirk Hope, Prof Tim Naish, John Ballingall, Rt Hon Simon Upton, Q&A

Roaring 20s Talk 1 Panellists 1-3Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien, Pinky Agnew, HE Nina Obermaier, Kirk Hope
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