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Nina Hall

Assistant Professor of International Relations


Nina Hall is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her core areas of expertise are: international organizations, transnational advocacy, climate adaptation, and global refugee governance. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a Master’s Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She previously worked as a Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance, and as a policy officer at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is currently writing a book on transnational advocacy in the digital era, to be published by Oxford University Press. She is a co-founder of an independent think tank, New Zealand Alternative, and frequently writes on New Zealand foreign policy.



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In the News

Floods and their impact on German voters.

Nina Hall interviewed on Radio New Zealand, 08/03

H-Diplo teaching roundtable XXII-40 on environmental politics.

Nina Hall participated in Michigan State Department of History roundtable, 05/21

A change of tack in Winston Peters’ wake.

Nina Hall quoted in Newsroom, 02/10

What would a President Joe Biden mean for New Zealand?

Nina Hall wrote in The Spinoff, 11/02

New Zealand economy, trade and China in focus after Ardern triumph.

Nina Hall quoted in Nikkei Asian Review, 10/23

A new approach to social sciences, humanities in a time of crisis

Nina Hall wrote in University World News, 5/7

The role of international relations in the COVID-19 world

Nina Hall interviewed on Radio New Zealand, 4/7

New Zealand and the world.

Nina Hall interviewed on Radio New Zealand, 1/28