Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Buchanan to speak on Pacific geopolitics at PMC

Pacific Media Centre

International relations and security analyst Dr Paul Buchanan is returning to New Zealand for a month and will deliver a public lecture focusing on South East Asia and South Pacific geopolitics and security.

The lecture is open to the public and is hosted by AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre.

Most recently a Visiting Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, Dr Buchanan was one of New Zealand’s most recognised experts on international affairs prior to his departure overseas on extended research leave in 2007.

While in New Zealand, Dr Buchanan will be researching New Zealand security policies after 1990 as part of his book project titled Security Politics in Peripheral Democracies.

Dr Buchanan will also be offering a lecture on Western Pacific geopolitics hosted by the Pacific Media Centre where he will focus on South-East Asia and the South Pacific through the lens of US-China competition in the region. He will also host a series of informal discussions on contemporary international issues with interested parties in Auckland and Wellington.

Public Lecture: AUT University, Pacific Media Centre, All Welcome
Title: Democratic Fragility, Authoritarian Persistence and Strategic Competition in the Western Pacific Rim

Topic: SE Asia and the South Pacific through the lens of US China competition in the region

Where: AUT University lecture theatre – WE230, Wellesley Campus, Auckland

When: Friday, February 12, 5pm to 6.30pm.

Click here for an AUT campus map showing the location of the lecture.

More background information at Pacific Scoop.

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