About the Conference
Standing in the future of regions such as the Indo-Pacific and Latin America isn’t about predicting the future but it is about imagining, anticipating and exploring the long-term issues or challenges shaping their future. This is the framework for our conference.
The Indo-Pacific region and Latin America are changing fast not only because of the effects of great power dynamics, economic and trade patterns, climate change, sustainability, demographic and social changes, but also due to the on-going impacts of Covid-19. Regional cooperation will be a key factor in managing and mitigating the political, economic, social and environmental uncertainty created by these trends. This is particularly so for small countries such as New Zealand. APEC is one of the key regional organisations with a role to play in these regions and with New Zealand hosting APEC in 2021 we are in a key position to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the regions.
How could this experience impact you?
- You’ll learn about the varied dynamics shaping the Indo-Pacific and Latin America
- You’ll have the opportunity to learn from & meet with leaders & experts from across government agencies and academia
- You’ll meet with and build relationships with like-minded peers from across Aotearoa
13 July – Arrive in Wellington
You will arrive in Wellington the day prior to the conference and meet with the CAPE team and other selected students, attend a special panel discussion hosted by the CAPEs, followed by a group dinner at a local restaurant.
14 July – Attend NZIIA: Standing in the Future Conference
- We encourage you to report live about the conference and its topics on social media.
- What were your key takeaways?
- Has this experience changed your perspective on any of the subjects covered?
- Tag Latin America CAPE and NZIIA in your post
The Latin America CAPE will cover the following expenses:
- Return travel to Wellington
- Conference registration costs
Who can apply?
You must be:
- a NZ citizen or permanent resident
- currently enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution
How to apply
- You will need to submit a 300 word essay detailing your interest in Latin America and why you should be selected to attend the conference.
- Provide your CV with the application
- Attach your academic transcript with the application