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  • Conference: Constitutional Monarchy in the Commonwealth Realms


    The conference on Constitutional Monarchy in the Commonwealth Realms in Wellington, New Zealand, 21st - 23rd May 2015 is open to politicians, government officials, and academics from the Commonwealth Realms to discuss the ways in which the monarchy operates in their nations.

    Schedule
    Session 1 – The Value of the Monarchy
    8.40 – 9.00 Professor Ann Twomey Constitutional Matters
    9.00 – 9.20 Kevin MacLeod Nationalising the Monarchy
    9.20 – 9.40 Dr Jennifer Lees-Marshment Marketing the Modern Monarchy

    Session 2 – Symbols of Sovereignty
    10.40 – 11.00 Richard D’Apice Losing National Symbols
    11.00 – 11.20 Dr Claire Boudreau The Canadian Heraldic Authority

    Session 3 – Distinct Perspectives
    1.00 – 1.20 Dr Cynthia Barrow-Giles The Monarchy in the Caribbean
    1.20 – 1.40 Professor Jon Fraenkel The Pacific Realms
    1.40 – 2.00 Jai Martinkovits Youth Perspective

    Session 4 – Honours Systems
    2.20 – 2.40 Dr Christopher McCreery Honours Systems
    2.40 – 3.00 Professor Stephen Levine Regius Professorships in the Realms
    3.00 – 3.20 Dr Karen Fox Looking Forward by Looking Back: Understanding Honours

    Session 5 – The Crown’s Relationship with Others
    4.10 – 4.30 Professor Janet McLean (via video) The Crown’s Settlements with M?ori
    4.30 – 4.50 Sir Tipene O’Regan A M?ori Perspective on the Crown
    4.50 – 5.10 The Cook Islands: A Realm within a Realm

    7.30 Guest Speaker – Hon Michael Kirby AM CMG Conference Dinner Parliament House


    Session 6 – Concurrent Workshops
    9.30 –11.00 Dr Claire Boudreau Modern Heraldry Legislative Council Chamber
    9.30 –11.00 Kevin MacLeod Nationalising the Monarchy Grand Hall
    9.30 –11.00 Emmanuelle Sajous Honours Systems in the Realms

    11.00 – 11.20 Senator Dean Smith Enhancing the Relationship Among the Realms
    11.20 – 11.40 Scott Reid MP The Monarchy Going Forward
    11.40 – 12.00 Simon O’Connor MP The Realms’ Claim on the Crown
    12.00 – 12.20 General Discussion

    Conference organisation:

    Office of Simon O’Connor, Member of Parliament for Tamaki

    Email: conferenceonthecrown@parliament.govt.nz
    Telephone: +64 4 817 8388


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