‘Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific: Large and Small State Perspectives’ Wellington, New Zealand Feb 19-21

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February 19, 2020 to February 21, 2020
New Zealand
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Environmental History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington will host the upcoming QS Subject Focus Summit on the theme ‘Power Shifts in the Asia-Pacific: Large and Small State Perspectives’ from 19 to 21 February 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. 

The 21st century has been recognised as the Asian Century, with China positioned as the region’s economic powerhouse and anchor. But as we move into a new decade, small and middle sized Asian nations are growing rapidly and emerging as new centres of power. The geopolitical shifts continuing in the region bring both challenges and opportunities. The summit will be held over two days at Victoria University of Wellington, and will bring together university leaders, academics and policy-makers from New Zealand and around the world to discuss changing dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor Rosemary Foot (University of Oxford), Professor Khong Yuen Foong (National University of Singapore), and Professor Xiaoming Huang (Victoria University of Wellington) will deliver a keynote debate on ‘Power Shifts in Asia and the Future of Regional Order’.

Full program is available at QS Subject Focus Summit

Speakers and presenters at the summit will seek to address many of the issues facing the region including growing tensions between super powers; how multilateral relationships are changing and new alliances developing; how small nations can maintain their influence and independence; and how the shifting balance of power may affect policy-making in areas such as migration, economics and climate change.

Registrations are now open—Register for the conference here.

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington in February 2020!

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Alexander Bukh, Victoria University of Wellington

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