Merata Kawharu

Merata Kawharu is an academic from New Zealand and is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori at Lincoln. After completing her doctorate at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, she has published on Māori and indigenous leadership, entrepreneurship, resource management, cultural and economic development. She has been a consultant to the U.N. and UNESCO and has been a member of international, national and regional committees for world heritage, science, heritage, geographic names, tribal, publishing and Treaty claims issues. In 2012 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori education.

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