University of Otago
Friday 25 June to Monday 28 June 2004
Salmond Hall, Knox Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  The ethics of Foreign policy  

Regionalism is of growing importance in the current phase of global politics, due to its potential to provide a suitable institutional framework through which states and peoples can deal with the dynamics of globalisation. The 39th Foreign Policy School will focus on initiatives to promote greater cooperation for the sake of development, security, and good governance in the Pacific region.



Pacific specialists from New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Fiji, France, Germany, Canada, and the USA will participate in the 39th Foreign Policy School. Speakers arranged so far include:

Mr Phil Goff
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand

Professor Epeli Hau'ofa
Director, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific

Prof Timothy Shaw
Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London

Assoc Prof John Henderson
Department of Political Science, University of Canterbury

Assoc Prof Terence Wesley-Smith
Centre for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Mr Greg Fry
Hedley Bull Fellow, Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University

Mr Michael Powles
Director, Pacific Cooperation Foundation.

Dr Sandra Tarte
Department of History/Politics, University of the South Pacific

Dr Jonathan Fraenkel
Department of History/Politics, University of the South Pacific

Mr Greg Urwin
Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum

Dr Allan Hawke
High Commissioner for Australia to New Zealand

Dr Dirk Nabers
Institute of Asian Affairs, Hamburg, Germany

Motarilavoa Hilda Lini
Director of the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, Fiji





Otago Foreign Policy
School is supported by:
Australian High Commission.
British High Commission, Wellington.
Embassy of the United States of America, Wellington.
German Embassy.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington.
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.
Otago Daily Times.
Pacific Cooperation Foundation.
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.
University of Otago-Division of Humanities.
Vincent George House of Travel Ltd, Dunedin.
Key Themes
Regionalism and the Pacific:
comparative perspectives
Old and new concepts of the South Pacific
as a region
The economics and politics of regional
Human security and development in the
The role of civil society
Sharing, and taking care of resources

Since its inception in 1966 the University of Otago Foreign Policy School has developed into a premiere event on New Zealand's international calendar.

Its unique structure and setting allow for an uninhibited discussion by foreign policy analysts and practitioners of a major current affairs issue.


Dr Ian Frazer
Department of Anthropology,
University of Otago

Professor Phillip Nel
Department of Political Studies,
University of Otago



Salmond hall, 19 knox St, Dunedin

Dates and Times

Registration for the School will take place in the foyer of Salmond Hall from 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Friday 25 June: a light buffet meal will be served.

The opening session will commence at 7.00pm.

The School will close at approximately 12 noon on Monday 28 June.


To register please the PDF form below, fill out the appropriate sections and post back to us asap.

fps pdf

Registration Fee:
(Fee includes GST, Friday evening refreshments and light buffet meal,Saturday and Sunday lunches, and morning and afternoon teas)

Proceedings not included in fee

Before 11 June 2004

$NZD 250

After 11 June 2004

$NZD 300


$NZD 230

Student Rate

$NZD 90

Accommodation and meals
Salmond Hall
Includes 3 nights Bed and Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday Dinner.

$NZD 175

To obtain an enrolment form or for further information contact:

Otago Foreign Policy School
C/- Julie Wilson
Division of Sciences
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Tel 64 3 4797534

Previous Foreign Policy Schools
2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Updated Feb 2004[]