The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence would like to invite tertiary students, with an interest in Latin America, from across Aotearoa to attend the ‘Standing in the Future: New Zealand and the Indo-Pacific Region’ conference to be held in Wellington on 14 July 2021 

The conference is being delivered by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and will bring together renowned thinkers and experts, members of the diplomatic community and government agencies to have conversations around New Zealand within Indo-Pacific and Latin America context, using the lens of standing in the future. 

About the Conference 

Standing in the future of regions such as the Indo-Pacific and Latin America isn’t about predicting the future but it is about imagining, anticipating and exploring the long-term issues or challenges shaping their future. This is the framework for our conference. 

The Indo-Pacific region and Latin America are changing fast not only because of the effects of great power dynamics, economic and trade patterns, climate change, sustainability, demographic and social changes, but also due to the on-going impacts of Covid-19. Regional cooperation will be a key factor in managing and mitigating the political, economic, social and environmental uncertainty created by these trends. This is particularly so for small countries such as New Zealand. APEC is one of the key regional organisations with a role to play in these regions and with New Zealand hosting APEC in 2021 we are in a key position to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the regions. 

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How could this experience impact you? 

  • You’ll learn about the varied dynamics shaping the Indo-Pacific and Latin America 
  • You’ll have the opportunity to learn from & meet with leaders & experts from across government agencies and academia 
  • You’ll meet with and build relationships with like-minded peers from across Aotearoa  

What’s involved?  

13 July - Arrive in Wellington 

You will arrive in Wellington the day prior to the conference and meet with the CAPE team and other selected students, attend a special panel discussion hosted by the CAPEs, followed by a group dinner at a local restaurant.  

14 July - Attend NZIIA: Standing in the Future Conference 

Conference programme here 

During conference 

We encourage you to report live about the conference and its topics on social media. 

Post event 

You will need to post on Linkedin in the form of a video or written post, summarizing your experience at the conference explaining: 

  1. What were your key takeaways? 
  2. Has this experience changed your perspective on any of the subjects covered?
    • Tag Latin America CAPE and NZIIA in your post 

What's covered? 

The Latin America CAPE will cover the following expenses: 

  • Return travel to Wellington 
  • Accommodation   
  • Conference registration costs 

Who can apply? 

You must be: 

  • a NZ citizen or permanent resident 
  • currently enrolled at a New Zealand tertiary institution 

How to apply 

  • You will need to submit a 300 word essay detailing your interest in Latin America and why you should be selected to attend the conference. 
  • Provide your CV with the application 
  • Attach your academic transcript with the application 

Applications are now closed.

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