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National Security School 2023

Governments across the world are taking a hard look at the national security strategies, reappraising how they plan for – and are less reactive to – the ever-changing geopolitical environment, the multiplicity and interconnectedness of emerging threats, and the risks that social fragmentation and a declining economic situation might create.

The fourth Otago National Security School combines national security practitioners with leading New Zealand and international academics to address such issues as; how states are synchronising their national security policy making; global security vs national security; ringfencing national security; balancing “finding the bad guy” with inclusive policies; pursuing a values-based national security policy; and the politicisation of national security.

Speakers include:

  • Mr Tony Lynch – Deputy Chief Executive of the National Security Group, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (TBC)
  • Dr William Hoverd – Director, Centre of Defence and Security Studies, Massey University
  • Ms Victoria Walker – Assistant Director, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
  • Associate Professor Joe Burton – University of Nottingham
  • Dr Sanjana Hattotuwa – Research Fellow, The Disinformation Project and Special Adviser, ICT4Peace Foundation, Switzerland
  • Sir Terence Arnold – Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand


Register for the National Security School 2023

Date Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Time 10:05am - 4:05pm
Audience Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Conference
LocationSt Margaret's College, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin
Cost$150 per person and $40 per student. Registration includes lunch
Contact NameDr Balazs Kiglics
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4047

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