About the conference
8 June 2023
The 2023 conference International Solutions: New Zealand’s place in a troubled world aspires to be the premier public event for international affairs in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides a platform for experts from Government, business, academia, and non-Government organisations both from New Zealand and overseas to discuss the most important international affairs issues of our times. The conference theme focuses on solutions in international affairs, rather than simply detailing the many problems facing the world. Beneath the overarching theme, the conference will address the following sub themes in a series of curated panels:
• Indo-Pacific competition, confrontation, or collaboration?
• Improving public understanding of international affairs.
• Trade and economics – repairing international commerce.
• Addressing indigenous rights on an international scale.
• International solutions for the climate crisis.
• Digital transformations in international affairs.
• New strategies for defence and security.
• Where to next for multilateral and regional institutions?
About the pre-seminars
7 June 2023
You will attend a seminar related to your region of interest (North Asia, Southeast Asia, or Latin America) and meet experts who will talk about Aotearoa New Zealand’s engagement with these areas. Previous seminars have included such experts as Professor David Capie and Emeritus Professor Rob Rabel from the Centre for Strategic Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. The experts for 2023 will be announced shortly.
7 June – Arrive in Auckland
You will arrive in Auckland the day prior to the conference and meet with other participants, CAPE alumni, and stakeholders at special CAPE seminars and an evening reception hosted by all three CAPEs.
8 June – Attend NZIIA conference ‘International solutions: Aotearoa New Zealand’s place in a troubled world’.
We will require you to report live about the conference and its topics on social media with appropriate hashtags. We will also be selecting a handful of students to do an Instagram takeover and post on behalf of the CAPEs.
You will be required to post (written or video) on LinkedIn or Instagram summarising your experience at the conference explaining:
- What were your key takeaways?
- Has this experience changed your perspective on any of the subjects covered?
- Tag the three Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence and NZIIA on your post.
The Centres will cover the following expenses:
We will cover the following expenses:
- Return travel to Auckland and accommodation (for those outside of Auckland)
- Conference registration costs
- Evening reception
Who can apply?
This opportunity is open to students of all levels and disciplines currently enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution including universities, Te Pukenga, and wānanga. You must be either a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. This opportunity is not open to international students.
How to apply
As part of your applications, you must submit:
- A 300 word essay which demonstrates your interest in one or more of the Asia-Pacific regions, including your interest in the conference themes.
- Two page CV
- Your most recent academic transcript (it can be an unofficial transcript).
You will also need to select your preferred CAPE region (North Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America). This should be based on your interests as outlined in your application. Your selection will influence which pre-event seminar that you attend.