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The Law of the Jungle: How can New Zealand Navigate Global Disruption?

New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:15 pm (NZDT)

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  • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

    Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern


    Prime Minister of New Zealand

  • Fiona Barker

    Fiona Barker

    School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Victoria University

    Senior Lecturer

  • H.E. Laura Clarke

    H.E. Laura Clarke


    British High Commissioner to New Zealand

  • Allan Gyngell

    Allan Gyngell

    Australian Institute of International Affairs

    National President

  • Andrew Hampton

    Andrew Hampton

    GCSB

    Director-General

  • Stephen Jacobi

    Stephen Jacobi

    NZ International Business Forum, NZ China Council, APEC Business Advisory Council (NZ)

    Managing Director

  • LTGEN Tim Keating

    LTGEN Tim Keating

    Chief of the Defence Force

    Chief

  • Sir Doug Kidd

    Sir Doug Kidd

    New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

    President

  • Prof Tim Naish

    Prof Tim Naish

    Antarctic Research Centre

    Director

  • Tim Ng

    Tim Ng

    The Treasury

    Chief Economic Advisor

  • Maty Nikkhou-OBrien

    Maty Nikkhou-OBrien

    New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

    Executive Director & Conference Host

  • Rt Hon James Bolger ONZ

    Rt Hon James Bolger ONZ


    Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

  • Cleo Paskal

    Cleo Paskal

    Chatham House

    Associate Fellow

  • Dr Anna Powles

    Dr Anna Powles

    Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University

    Senior Lecturer

  • Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC

    Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC

    School of Law, VUW

    Emeritus Professor, former Judge at the International Court of Justice

  • Emeritus Professor Roberto Rabel

    Emeritus Professor Roberto Rabel

    New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

    Vice President

  • Professor Dingli Shen

    Professor Dingli Shen

    Fudan University

    Professor & Associate Dean, Institute of International Studies

  • H.E. Toshihisa Takata

    H.E. Toshihisa Takata


    Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand

  • Tim Wright

    Tim Wright

    2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate ICAN

    Asia-Pacific Director


About

The NZIIA Conference 2018 brings leading thinkers together to look forward to see how New Zealand can navigate global disruption. The conference addresses the tectonic shifts rocking the geo-political landscape today: collective security in a multipolar world, economic stability with protectionism on the rise, andsustainability in the age of global warming. The point is to encourage blue-sky thinking on how a small state, dependent on an open rules-based global system, can steer an unsettled world. What risks sit under the radar but can dramatically affect New Zealand inc. and our economic wellbeing? What is the next Black Swan event? 

Speakers include

Keynote: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand 

•Lieutenant General Tim Keating, Chief of the Defence Force

•Rt Hon Jim Bolger, former Prime Minister of New Zealand

•Her Excellency Laura Clarke, British High Commissioner to New Zealand

•His Excellency Toshihisa Takata, Ambassador of Japan to New Zealand

•Sir Kenneth Keith ONZ KBE QC, Emeritus Professor School of Law, VUW

•Tim Ng, Chief Economic Advisor, The Treasury

•Allan Gyngell, National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA)

•Tim Wright, Asia-Pacific Director, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

•Andrew Hampton, Director General, GCSB

•Professor Dingli Shen, Professor and Associate Dean, Institute of International Studies, Fudan University

•Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum, NZ China Council, APEC Business Advisory Council (NZ)

•Professor Tim Naish, Director, Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

•Dr Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, Centre for Defence & Security Studies, Massey University

•Dr Fiona Barker, Political Science and International Relations Programme, Victoria University 

•Piers Ovenden, Senior Solicitor, Financial Market Authority

Additional speakers to be confirmed

 

Draft outline

0800 – 0830 Registration and Refreshments

0830 – 0845 WELCOME 

0845 – 0915 OPENING KEYNOTE - A Vision for Global NZ, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

0915 – 1030 SESSION 1 - The World Order Today: Is it Fit for Purpose? 

1030 – 1100 Refreshments

1100 – 1200 SESSION 2 - Security: Threats without Borders 

1200 – 1300 SESSION 3 - Asia Pacific: Game of Thrones in our Backyard?

1300 – 1400 Lunch

1400 – 1430 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

1430 – 1530 SESSION 4 - Power in the Digital Age

1530 – 1600 Refreshments 

1600 – 1700 SESSION 5 - World Economy & Trade: Is Asia Re-inventing the Rules? 

1700 – 1715 CONCLUDING REMARKS


Draft agenda 

 

0800 - 0830 Registration and tea/coffee 

 

0830 – 0845 Welcome and opening remarks


0845 – 0915 KEYNOTE SPEECH - A Vision for Global NZ, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand


0915 - 1030 SESSION 1 - The World Order Today: Is it Fit for Purpose?

The world will not stand still as Western democracies attend to domestic swings. The inexorable shift of economic power from West to East in the past two decades demonstrates that modernity takes many shapes and forms. Whilst developed states struggle to tackle the unfair distribution of global gains, others leapfrog and lift millions out of poverty. The unipolar moment described famously as the “End of History” of the late 1990s was fleeting, and the liberal world order, as it stands today, is under question. Are the systems and norms, largely developed in the 20th century, that underpin relations between states adapted to today’s world? Who does New Zealand look to for global leadership when moral authority in international relations is sorely lacking? What could cause the world order to break further and how can we prevent it?  

 

1030 - 1100 Break and refreshments


1100 - 1200 SESSION 2 - Security: Threats without Borders

The advent of our global civilisation has placed the sovereignty of nation-states in question. Hard boundaries, such as national borders, are no barrier for the currency of today’s world – information. Some nations understand this new reality of limited sovereignty, but many don’t. In this session we will talk about security challenges that cross borders: food security, terrorism, and climate change among others. How can we anticipate and plan for the next Syrian-style civil conflict driven by displacement and drought? What role can New Zealand’s soft power play in today’s highly polarised international political climate?


1200 - 1300 SESSION 3 - Asia Pacific: Game of Thrones in our Backyard?

The tightrope of doing business and keeping security is highly strung in our Asia Pacific neighbourhood. New Zealand treads lightly; the China FTA has brought a great economic boon, whilst its security arrangements are still very much linked to traditional partners. Heightened concerns over North Korea threaten international security within the Pacific, while the position of Western powers remains unclear. What side of the coin will face up when New Zealand has to choose between security and the economy? What are the political ramifications of trade and investment initiatives that include some nations but exclude others? How will New Zealand respond to current security concerns?


1300 - 1400 Lunch


1400– 1430 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION (TBC)


1430 – 1500 SESSION 4 - Power in the Digital Age 

From cyber security to the impact of social media on diplomacy, technology plays a role in every area of foreign policy. What is the role of traditional diplomacy when a single tweet can alter decade-long policies? Military advancements such as automated weaponry could make the decision to go to war easier, which would shift the burden of armed conflict further onto civilians and create questions concerning accountability. Who would be legally responsible for a robot’s actions: the commander, programmer, manufacturer, or robot itself? Will cyber security become the primary battlefield in interstate conflict? Could personal data stored by multinational corporations pose a security threat?


1530 - 1600 Break and refreshments


1600 – 1700 SESSION 5 - World Economy & Trade: Is Asia Re-inventing the Rules?

Emerging economies are projected to continue their startling growth over the next twenty five years. China and India’s economic rise mean that by 2050 these two nations are predicted to account for over a third of the world economy (GDP in PPPs). Initiatives such as the one trillion dollar One Belt One Road, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, where NZ is a founding member, are set to change the game. How can existing institutions, such as the IMF and the World Bank, whose voting mechanisms are stacked against emerging markets, adjust to this new reality?

 

1700 – 1715 Concluding remarks

End of conference


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Renouf Foyer
111 Wakefield St
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:15 pm (NZDT)


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