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Wed, 23 Jul


New Zealand Parliament Buildings

Tensions in Iraq: What Implications for NZ, Candidate for UNSC?

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Tensions in Iraq: What Implications for NZ, Candidate for UNSC?

Time & Location

23 Jul 2014, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

New Zealand Parliament Buildings, Pipitea, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

About the Event

The rising tensions in Iraq will be one of the key challenges ahead of New Zealand, if elected to the UN Security Council later this year. In a panel discussion, Diplosphere will examine the implications of the unfolding crisis in Iraq to the region, to the international community, and for New Zealand.  

Host: John Hayes, MP for Wairarapa, Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chair: Terence O'Brien, Former Ambassador, Senior fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies Panel: - H.E. Mouayed Saleh, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Australia and New Zealand - H.E. Seyed Majid Tafreshi Khameneh, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New Zealand and Fiji - Marie C. Damour, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy to New Zealand - David Shearer, MP for Mt Albert, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Energy and Resources for the Labour Party - Professor Robert Patman, University of Otago, Head of Department of Politics - Professor William Harris, University of Otago, Department of Politics 

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