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Pacific Security Dynamics

Monday 5th September to Thursday 8th September 


Executive Seminar Suite, Gate A, Massey University Wellington, Wallace St, Mount Cook Wellington New Zealand

This four day course offered by the Centre for Defence and Security Studies delivers an in-depth and interactive study of comprehensive security challenges and cooperation opportunities in the vast Pacific region which stretches from the Antarctic in the south to the Bering Strait in the north.

The course includes presentations by senior NZ government officials, prominent academic experts and representatives of civil society organisations, as well as daily small group deliberations, a concluding tabletop exercise and reflection on applying the learning back in the workplace. 

Key topics include:

• strategic trends and factors shaping international and regional security;

• regional security architecture;

• key regional actors, their interests and policies;

• regional conflicts and flash points;

• transnational crime, climate change, maritime and resourse security;

• New Zealand Government policy towards the Pacific Islands.


Learning outcomes:

• gain comprehensive knowledge of complex regional security challenges and strategic trends;

• contemplate New Zealand responses to these challenges and trends.


The course will commence at 1300 on Monday 5th September and will finish 1300 on Thursday 8th September. 

The program will be fully catered, including an evening networking event on Monday 5th September.



Claire Grant

04 801 5799 ext 63597

Lead Academic Presenters and Facilitators

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



  • Pacific Security Dynamics 2021

    Early Bird: $2,519.00


Event Location



Massey University Wellington
Wallace Street
Mount Cook
New Zealand 6021

Event Organiser

Claire Grant
0800 627 739 ext. 63597

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