First symposium: Will tomorrow’s Asia be secure?
Will tomorrow’s Asia be secure?—the first Capital City Universities Initiative symposium took place at Victoria University of Wellington from 22–23 August 2016.
Facilitated roundtable discussion led by Professor David Capie consisted of hourly sessions on parallel topics based on Op-Ed length articles. You can download two of these documents below.
- pdf Op-Ed: Professor Ralf Emmers (315.7 KB)
- pdf Op-Ed: Professor Seong-ho Sheen (205.6 KB)
- pdf Op-Ed: Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak (229.7 KB)
This was a public event hosted at Victoria that was open to ministries, embassies, staff, students, and members of the public interested in the theme.
Watch each of the panel presentations on youtube:
- Welcome by Victoria University of Wellington Vice Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford
- Panel discussion opening speeches by Professor David Capie and Deputy Secretary of Defence Tony Lynch
- Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak
- Professor Joanna Mossop
- Professor Seong-ho Sheen
- Professor David Capie
- Q&A session
- Closing speech by the Asia New Zealand Foundation
Dialogue with officials
The Ministry of Defence hosted a dialogue between our guests and the New Zealand officials who were most directly engaged in the external security assessments space. Deputy Secretary Tony Lynch hosted our three guests, Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Professor Ralf Emmers and Professor Seong-Ho Sheen, our symposium leads, and officials from his Ministry, MFAT and DPMC in a discussion that covered a range of topics.
Download the discussion points covered below.