Massey PhD student Vanessa Bramwell was privately a bit daunted when she was invited to her first offshore Track II event as one of the Foundation’s “genepool” of NextGen candidates.
But she was pleasantly surprised by what she encountered at the Asia Pacific Roundtable in Kuala Lumpur in June 2019. Delegates from around the region came together to discuss rules-based regional security to 2020 and beyond.
“It was quite informal and not stuffy and awkward,” she says. “The delegates were at various career stages and levels of prestige.
“I really saw in action the importance of making connections face to face. That’s the real benefit of Track II.”