Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

ASEAN Day 2016 Symposium “ASEAN-New Zealand Relations: Future Connectivity”

Guest Speaker: Multiple Speakers
see details below

Event Date: Monday 8th August 2016
Event Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am

Event Location: Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington
101 Salamanca Road, Wellington, 6011.

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Asia Forum’s Executive Director, Dr. Farib Sos, will be moderating the ASEAN Day 2016 Symposium  “ASEAN-New Zealand Relations: Future Connectivity”

The 2016 ASEAN Day Symposium brings together representatives from NZ Government Agencies, Private Sector, Academe, University Students, and the Public to kickstart collaboration in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN in 2017. The focus of the symposium will be the past, present and future of ASEAN’s relations with New Zealand.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Rob Rabel, University of Wellington
  • H.E. Jesus S. Domingo, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines and Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Wellington
  • Ms. Alison Mann, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – ASEAN and New Zealand Relations
  • Dr. Kate McMillan, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Victoria University of Wellington – Peopletopeople links between ASEAN and New Zealand “Relations and Relationships: 40 years of people movements from ASEAN countries to New Zealand”
  • Prof. David Capie, Associate Professor in International Relations, VUW – ASEAN and AsiaPacific Security Dynamics

To register for this event, please email

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