Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Regional Series: Trump, Kim, and the nuclear codes

For immediate release

14 November 2017

Trump, Kim, and the nuclear codes: North Asia CAPE launches free regional series

Directly following a thought-provoking inaugural seminar on New Zealand-China trade relations, the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) will this month host a regional series focusing on some of the more pressing issues facing North Asia and the world.

“Trump, Kim and the nuclear codes: geopolitics in North Asia and the outlook for business” will bring together academic and business experts to discuss the current geopolitical and economic outlook for North Asia. In particular, the talks will focus on the growing nuclear threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, potential confrontations in the South and East China seas, and the risks and uncertainties surrounding the US strategy towards the region under President Trump.

The North Asia CAPE is committed to building sustainable, future-focused economic and cultural relationships with China, Japan, and Korea. Led by the University of Auckland, the North Asia CAPE is supported by a consortium of three universities: Otago, Waikato, and Victoria University of Wellington.

The North Asia CAPE regional seminars will be held in Hamilton, Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington, respectively. A range of speakers across the country will lead the sessions, which will also examine the impact of activities in North Asia on consumer culture and assess the challenges and opportunties for New Zealand businesses.

The speakers include Professor Reuben Steff, a specialist in nuclear deterrence and missile defence, University of Waikato; Dr Raymond Xia, a veteran of commercial marketing in China and former head of Red Bull in China, University of Otago; Professor Siah Hwee Ang, BNZ Chair in Business in Asia; and Dr Stephen Noakes, lecturer in Chinese politics and foreign policy, University of Auckland.

North Asia CAPE Establishment Director, Anne French, says the first seminar, led by Beijingbased economist Rodney Jones, delivered valuable analysis and lively discussion - and the regional series will undoubtedly follow suit.

“The geopolitical complexity in and around North Korea has ramped up in recent months. New Zealand businesses with key customers or suppliers in North Asia will find these seminars helpful in understanding the context and factoring the possible scenarios into their forward planning."

The North Asia CAPE regional series will take place in Hamilton and Auckland on 21 November; Dunedin on 22 November; and Wellington on 23 November. Places are limited so please register now.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Sam Uffindell’s Sorry Excuse For An Apology


Most of us believe in redemption and atonement… But the timing, the nature and the semantics of Sam Uffindell‘s apology for his role in a gang that beat a younger kid (reportedly) with wooden bed legs, has left much to be desired. The victim seems pretty clear about the motivation behind Uffindell’s apology, which came out of the blue 22 years after the event...
More>>




 
 

Auditor-General: Submission On The Water Services Entities Bill
We have published our submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Water Services Entities Bill. Because water services are critical to everyone, our focus is on how the public and Parliament are able to influence the performance... More>>



Luxon: Speech To The 2022 National Party Annual Conference

Kia ora! What a brilliant conference! The energy wave from this weekend will carry us right through to election year and I say: bring it on... More>>


National: Five Years Of Failure For Light Rail
Construction of light rail in Auckland might not begin until 2025 despite tomorrow marking five years since Jacinda Ardern announced it would be delivered to Mt Roskill by 2021, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says... More>>


Green Party: Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme
The Green Party is calling on the Government to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme in the wake of revelations of shocking human rights violations... More>>



Government: More Women On Public Boards Than Ever Before

“Women’s representation on public sector boards and committees is now 52.5 percent, the highest ever level... More>>


Te Pāti Māori: Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Calls On PM To Support Bill To Ban Seabed Mining

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru uri Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is today celebrating that her Prohibition on Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill has been drawn from Parliament’s biscuit tin... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels