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41st Foreign Policy School 2006

"Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World"
1. Sport and Foreign Policy in an International World
2. Sport and the State - Key Contemporary Foreign Policy Dimensions
3. Transformation - Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

Dates: 23-26 June 2006 - Salmond Hall
Updates coming soon.



Opening Address,

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

Dr Peter Adams,
Executive Director, NZAID, Wellington.
“Pathways to Effective Development”

Ma. Angelica Arce de Jeannet,
Ambassador of Mexico, Wellington.
“Mexico's Commitment to the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals”

Maire Bopp-Allport,
Chief Executive Officer,
Pacific islands AIDS Foundation.

Professor Hilary Charlesworth,
Director of the Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University, Canberra.
“Sex, Gender, War and International Law”

Professor Emmanuel Dongala
“Famine in Afica: its causes and consequences for development and the extent to which it is aggravated by the impact of aids”

Rae Julian,
Executive Director, NZ Council for International Development, Wellington.
“The MDG’s & Poverty – How can civil society make a difference?”

Dr Keijiro Otsuka,
Professorial Fellow, Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Tokyo
“Food Security and Development”

Professor Jane Parpart,
Lester Pearson Chair and Professor of International Development Studies, and Professor of History and Gender Studies at Dalhousie University, Canada.
“Gender, Empowerment and Development in an Increasingly Insecure World”

Professor Thomas Pogge,
Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and 1/5 Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo and Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Australian National University, Canberra.
“First UN Millennium Development Goal – Poverty”

Budy Resosudarmo,
Division of Economics Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies Australian National University, Canberra.
“Reformasi, Decentralization and Natural Resources in Indonesia”

Professor Christine Sylvester,
Institute of Women’s Studies, Lancaster University
“Security in a Time of Bare Life”

Claire Slatter,

Dr Jacqueline Leckie
Department of Anthropology, University of Otago
Dr Jenny Bryant-Tokalau
Department of Anthropology, University of Otago
Dr Paul Hansen
Department of Economics, University of Otago

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Achieve universal primary education
Promote gender equality and empower women
Reduce child mortality
Improve maternal health
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Ensure environmental sustainability
Develop a global partnnership for development

Since its inception in 1966, the University of Otago Foreign Policy School has developed an international reputation, drawing top speakers from around the world, and is now regarded as a premiere event. One of the strengths of the School is that it is a weekend residential event - limited to 180 people - rather than simply a conference. It works particularly well because it happens away from the pressure of Wellington, New Zealand's capital, and takes place in the intimate atmosphere of Salmond Hall, one of the University’s halls of residence.

The 2005 Foreign Policy School promises to be highly stimulating, with the theme: Human Security and Development: Meeting the Millennium Development Goals?

The theme’s inspiration is the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger,
  2. Achieve universal primary education,
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women,
  4. Reduce child mortality,
  5. Improve maternal health,
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases,
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability,
  8. Develop a global partnership for development.

All 191 UN Member States, including New Zealand, have pledged to meet these MDGs by 2015. In 2005, coinciding with the UN’s 60th anniversary (and the Foreign Policy School’s 40th), the General Assembly will conduct its first comprehensive review of progress made towards the MDGs.

The 2005 Foreign Policy School will provide an opportunity for participants and the broader community to critically explore these human development issues, with particular emphasis on the role of foreign policy (both New Zealand's and other countries) in determining them.

Otago Foreign Policy School is supported by:

Asia: New Zealand Foundation

NZ Agency for International Development

Canadian High Commission, Wellington

The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust

Embassy of France, Wellington

University of Otago-Division of Humanities

Embassy of Japan, Wellington

Vincent George House of Travel Ltd,

Embassy of Mexico, Wellington

Dunedin Australian High Commission, Wellington

Embassy of the United States of America, Wellington

New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

Salmond Hall, 19 Knox Street, Dunedin

Dates and Times
Registration for the School is in Salmond Hall's foyer at 5.00pm followed by a cocktail party at 5.30pm on Friday 24 June. The opening session commences at 6.30pm. The School will close at approximately midday on Monday 27 June.

Registration Fee:

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

Before 31 May 2005


After 31 May 2005

$NZD 300


$NZD 230

Student Rate

$NZD 90

Accommodation and meals

$NZD 175

Salmond Hall

Includes 3 nights Bed and Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday Dinner.

Payment should be made by cheque.
All cheques are payable to University of Otago
GST: 11-163-831


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

fps pdf

To obtain an enrolment form or for further information contact:
Otago Foreign Policy School
C/- Julie Wilson
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Tel 64 3 479 7534
Fax 64 3 479 9045

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Last Updated 21 May 2005