Selected as a Harkness Fellow in 1995, he reviewed 12 North American cites/regions from a base as a fellow at Columbia University in New York City.
As Chairman of the European Urban Development Forum from 1996 to 2000 he oversaw reviews of 24 European Cities/Regions. Since 1998 he has undertaken OECD reviews in 27 cities around the world.
He has directed comparative studies and assessments of:
Greg studied at Cambridge University, UK, Columbia University, NYC, London School of Economics, UK.
He now lives in London, UK, and has also lived in New York, Mexico City, and Cambridge, UK.
He has been decorated on three occasions by the French Government for his outstanding work as the Director of New Technologies and National Education and for his research in the area of labour and employment.
Brian Easton is one of the New Zealand's most well-known economists with a unique profile as an economic development practitioner, consultant, journalist and commentator and a former director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
In 2007 he took up a one year Claude McCarthy Fellowship to begin writing a history of New Zealand from an economic perspective, and in 2008 he was awarded the John David Stout Fellowship at the Stout Research Centre to continue this project.
Brian's other major research concerns include:
His writings include the fortnightly column for The Listener, and occasionally for other journals and newspapers, and learned articles and reviews which appear on this website.Brian was awarded NZIER/NBR Economist of the Year for 2009. Visit Brian's website >>
He has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and Australia as an advisor to business and governments and conducted transport, trade, economic development and tourism related assignments throughout Asia.
He previously served 19 years as director of the Office on Crime and Justice for Mennonite Central Committee U.S. He is considered a pioneer in the field of restorative justice, a branch of criminal justice that focuses on repairing harm.
He is the author of The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice and numerous other books and articles.
He received his BA from International Prize for Restorative Justice by Prison Fellowship International’s Centre for Justice and Reconciliation and was the recipient of the 2006 Community of Christ International Peace Award.
In 2007/2008 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work with IPP’s Restorative Justice Centre and in May 2008 was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission.
Earlier postings included periods in the Departments of Sociology at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Auckland, and in the Town and Country Planning Division of the Ministry of Works and Development.
His interests lie particularly in the theory of social structure, it's history and the sociology of its production, and it's applicability in the analysis of settler societies such as New Zealand and South Africa.
Applied social research is a particular interest for Charles; especially trying to usefully deploy official statistics (e.g. census, government department operational data) and the secondary analysis of survey data-sets.
Related writing is on Robert K Merton and recent trends in sociology, including its traditions.
Marilyn Waring honoured by human rights award
Tireless human rights work has seen AUT's Professor Marilyn Waring receive the Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ Human Rights Defender Award for 2013.
IPP submission expresses concerns over proposed changes to local government bill
The Local Government Centre within IPP has expressed concerns over proposed changes to the the Local Government Amendment Bill.