Our NextGen programme seeks to build a deeper understanding and engagement in a dynamic and shifting Asia-Pacific region – especially when it comes to political, security, defence, trade, economic and legal issues. Our NextGen programme offers participants nuanced insights and colourful perspectives of what is driving international relations and foreign/trade policy across Asia.
Who are NextGen?
If you are a postgraduate student (honours, masters or doctoral), or in your last year of undergraduate study, or a young professional early in your career who is interested in Asia in the context of foreign, security, defence and trade policy – we’d like to hear from you.
Our NextGen programme is aimed at up and coming academics, policy makers/analysts, journalists, and lawyers who see Asia as part of their future pathway.
We also welcome nominations from teachers, lecturers or academics as well. Please get in touch with us if you think your students may benefit from our offerings.
Who is NextGen activity for?
We want to engage with more young people and introduce to this new generation the benefits of Track II diplomacy, and what and where it can lead to. We’re on the lookout for more diversity and representation in our Track II work – bringing together New Zealand’s leading and best-informed commentators, academics, and former practitioners with an interest in Asia, and are thinking about what that all means for New Zealand’s national interests.
What can I expect to get out of NextGen activity?
NextGen activity comprises of interactive roundtable dialogues and workshops that help build knowledge and confidence by engaging with New Zealand’s most informed experts on Asian issues. You will also have the opportunity to meet and exchange views with regional experts from our Asian think tank partners and network with a broader constituency – both in New Zealand and abroad. We work closely with our diplomatic posts to put together programmes that go beyond roundtable discussions, such as site visits and networking events.
Am I eligible for participating in the Foundation’s NextGen activity?
The Asia New Zealand Foundation is a taxpayer funded organisation, and as such limits NextGen opportunities to New Zealand citizens or those with New Zealand permanent residence.
How do I express my interest to apply for NextGen opportunities?
In the first instance, or for any particular opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the Foundation’s NextGen programme to James To [email protected] .