Upcoming Talks

There are three talks/events coming up in Wellington that may be of interest those with an interest in New Zealand Aid and Development Issues. Please note these events are not being organised by NZADDs — for more information about them please contact the events’ organisers.

Vision 2025: Delivering Foreign Policy and the Challenges We Face — talk by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully.
Date & Time: Tuesday 5 April, 5.30pm
Event organised by the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs. For more details, including RSVP (which is essential) please see the PDF linked here.

New Zealand Geographical Society Symposium: The Geography of Aid
This one day symposium brings together geographers and those from other disciplines with an interest in development aid. It provides a forum for discussion of recent research on aid by both academic staff and postgraduate students and seeks to analyse the changing geography of aid both at the global scale and with a particular interest in New Zealand aid. There will be a mixture of research presentations and the opportunity in a workshop setting to develop findings and recommendations. Attendance is free but numbers are limited to 40. If you wish to attend please register with John Overton at john.overton@vuw.ac.nz by 10th April.
Date: 20 April 2011
For more information see this link.

Theorizing the management of, and coping with, change in the economic development of small islands: Asia Pacific Viewpoint Annual Lecture to be delivered by Professor Godfrey Baldacchino
This talk will argue that the economics of small island units needs to better theorize and problematize the manner in which individuals, households, organizations and governments in small island jurisdictions develop mechanisms that allow them to exploit the benefits, and/or minimize the losses, of episodic economic lurches that may be short-term and time dependent.
Venue, time and date: Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Hunter Lecture Theatre 220, 4pm, April 7th, 2011
For more information see this Word Document or contact Warwick Murray at Victoria University.