Alexander Gillespie is a New Zealand expert on international law and policy. He has published 16 books. The latest works have been Waste Policy: International Regulation, Comparative and Contextual Perspectives (Edward Elgar, London, 2015); International Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics (OUP, Second edition, 2015); and the Causes of War: Volume II (1000-1400) and Volume III (1400-1650), both published by Bloomsbury, NYC, 2017. The Long Road to Sustainability, published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, late 2017, is his most recent work. Professor Gillespie was the first New Zealander to be named rapporteur for the World Heritage Convention, involving international environmental diplomacy under the auspice of UNESCO. He has also been engaged in policy formation for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat and governmental, commercial and nongovernmental organizations in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Britain, Ireland and Switzerland. He has also made a number of appearances before the Waitangi Tribunal and Select Committees of the New Zealand Parliament.