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Otago Foreign Policy School

It is with considerable sadness that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Foreign Policy School.

The challenges presented by the growing coronavirus health crisis has severely affected travel and diminished our ability to convene an international conference this year. As a result, and following consultations with the multidisciplinary Academic Committee that oversees the running of the School, we feel there is little choice but to make the difficult decision to cancel the event.

Our decision-making has been shaped by the policy guidance provided by the New Zealand government and the leadership of the University of Otago. In addition, our decision has been influenced by the accelerating rate at which governments and universities have imposed travel restrictions in recent weeks.

It is our firm intention to re-schedule the 2020 School on Populism and Global Politics for June 25-27, 2021, almost a year after this conference was originally planned.