What can we learn from past U.S. climate, youth, and human rights movements to inform our future? Three U.S. experts answer this question following the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26 ). A conference bringing world leaders together to accelerate climate action and climate movements.

This panel was hosted by the U.S. embassy and consulate in New Zealand.


James Wesley Jeffers – Deputy public affairs officer at the U.S. embassy in Wellington.


Maria Armoudian – Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. She studies media, politics, and law, particularly in the areas of human rights, the environment, and good governance.

Jennifer Frost– Associate Professor in History at the University of Auckland. Frost is an expert on social, cultural, and political developments in the twentieth-century United States.

Robin Bronen – Human rights attorney.

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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this discussion reflect the views of the guests and not necessarily the views of The Big Q. 

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