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Pacific Security Dynamics

26 - 29 August 2019

Massey University Wellington, Wallace St, Mount Cook Wellington New Zealand

This four day course combines the academic and practical expertise of New Zealand’s leading thinkers and policymakers to deliver an in-depth study of comprehensive security and cooperation policies in the Asia-Pacific region.

This interactive course examines current and emerging challenges to the Asia-Pacific security environment and their implications for New Zealand.


Key topics covered include:

• the implications of the New Zealand Government’s policy “reset” towards the Pacific Islands

• shifts within regional geopolitics and major power competition

• the Korean Peninsula and South China Sea

• non-traditional security threats, such as climate change and cyber security

• the security-trade-development nexus

• regional security cooperation mechanism


Learning outcomes:

• Participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of complex regional security challenges and strategic trends

• Participants will assess the current New Zealand responses to regional security challenges and consider alternative multi-stakeholder collaborative arrangements.


The course will commence at 1300 on Monday 26 August and will finish 1400 on Thursday 29 August 2019. 

The program will be fully catered, including an evening networking event on Monday 26 August.


Anne-Marie Ngan

04 801 5799 ext 63184

Lead Academic Presenters and Facilitators

(Also included are talks by representatives of senior government, business and civil society)

Professor Rouben Azizian

Professor Rouben Azizian came to CDSS after spending 13 years at the US Defense Department's... More

Dr Anna Powles

Dr Anna Powles's research and teaching expertise is in the geopolitics of the Pacific/Oceania... More

Dr Germana Nicklin

Dr Germana Nicklin has had over 30 years experience in the public sector and brings a wealth of... More



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Event Location



Massey University Wellington
Executive Seminar Suite
Entrance A
Wallace Street
Mount Cook
New Zealand

Event Organiser

PaCE Short Course Administrators
0800 627 739 ext. 63184

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