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Foundation seeks students for Track II simulation

The Foundation is offering two travel grants to students to participate in a Track II simulation on the side lines of the Otago Foreign Policy School.

The event is on the evolving regional dynamics and shifting alliances in North and Southeast Asia, and the implications for New Zealand.

Applications have now closed for this opportunity

Participants of last year's Track II simulation talk about the value of Track II 

Why is the Foundation doing this?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation wants to get more young scholars to #ThinkAsia as part of their future career through opportunities that would grow their Asia-knowledge, skills, and connections.

As part of this work, it is looking to engage the next generation of Track II (informal diplomacy) leaders to #ThinkAsia on the margins of the Otago Foreign Policy School in Dunedin, 29 June – 1 July 2018. 

This event will introduce and showcase the Track II concept to a new generation of aspiring diplomats, policy makers and experts in the fields of international relations, politics, security/defence, trade and law.

The Dunedin simulation will provide participants with insight about what Track II diplomacy offers – it is also aimed at building confidence and understanding about what is happening in Asia. It will be of interest to any young New Zealanders considering a future career in international relations, be it foreign policy, security, trade or law.

So what's on offer?

The Foundation is offering two travel grants of $700, which will go towards travel and accommodation expenses related to the simulation, as well as registration for the Otago Foreign Policy School (see below).

How to apply

Applications have now closed for this opportunity

About the “Spotlight on Asia”: Track II simulation

The Spotlight on Asia Track II simulation will be held on the margins of the 53rd Otago Foreign Policy School.

The Otago Foreign Policy School is a yearly event that brings together leaders in international relations to discuss topical issues; this year the theme is: Asia-Pacific Diplomacy in Transition: Ideas, Issues and Institutions.

The Track II dialogue in Dunedin is part of a wider programme across university campuses around the country to attract new Track II participants.

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28 May 2018