In association with the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre,
Victoria University of Wellington

Since its inception in 1966, the University of Otago Foreign Policy School has developed into one of the premiere events in New Zealand's international calendar. Originally started as a workshop on foreign affairs issues, the School soon attracted the attention of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade which recognised its value as a weekend retreat for officials. Representatives from other government bodies such as the Prime Minister's office and the Ministry of Defence, as well as academics, journalists, diplomats, members of the private sector and NGOs, and interested members of the public also participate regularly.

New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre provides a national platform for China-related capability building and knowledge sharing among tertiary institutions, the business community, and public sector organizations in New Zealand for effective engagement with China. The Centre organizes international conference on contemporary China annually with invited international scholars to examine, debate and advance scholarship on issues of great significance in contemporary China studies.

The 45th Foreign Policy School in 2010 promises to be highly stimulating, with the theme:

China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System?