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Rethinking NZ’s Security In the Wake of Christchurch?

Rethinking NZ’s Security In the Wake of Christchurch?

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When:

  • Thu 18 Apr, 5:30pm – 6:45pm

Where:

The Wellington Club, Level 4, 88 The Terrace, Wellington

Restrictions:

Adults Only

Website:

Diplosphere

Independence, interest & intelligence:
Rethinking New Zealand’s Security Settings in the Wake of Christchurch?

New Zealand professes an independent foreign policy. But in the wake of the Christchurch attack, questions have been asked about our intelligence agencies’ focus – why did we not see this coming?

How can we prevent such blind spots in the future? And is our interest aligned & well served with current security partnerships and settings? All these questions and more will be brought up in this lively Diplosphere panel discussion.

Speakers:
- Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, Law Commissioner, formerly Defence Minister
- His Excellency, Saleh Ahmad Alsuwaidi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates
- Adrian van Hest, PwC Partner & Cyber Leader
- Dr Paul Buchanan, Director, 36th Parallel Assessments
- Terence O’Brien, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies; formerly Ambassador to the UN, EU, WTO-GATT
- Dave Armstrong, DomPost Columnist

Founded by Maty Nikkhou-O’Brien, Diplosphere is a non-partisan organisation with the mission to promote independent thinking and diplomacy. Our mission is to stimulate curiosity in world affairs for New Zealanders of all stripes. We shed light on world events, so that New Zealanders may be better informed and make better decisions.

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