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Tue, 07 May

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Wellington

Tensions in the Middle East: What Possible Scenarios?

​What are the possible scenarios for escalation and de-escalation? How to defuse the tinderbox? ​What does this mean for New Zealand?

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Tensions in the Middle East: What Possible Scenarios?
Tensions in the Middle East: What Possible Scenarios?

Time & Location

07 May 2024, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Wellington, 88 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

About the Event

Join Diplosphere's timely discussion on:

  • ​Tensions in the Middle East
  • ​What are the possible scenarios for escalation and de-escalation?
  • ​What does this mean for New Zealand?

Speakers:

  • ​H.E. George Azer Saleeb Tardos, Egyptian Ambassador to NZ
  • Dr Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs
  • ​Jonathan Curr, Divisional Manager, Middle East and Africa, MFAT; former NZ Ambassador to Türkiye
  • Heidi Coetzee, Chief Executive, Save The Children NZ
  • Dr Eric Jeunot, ex Head of Mission in Yemen at Médecins Sans Frontières, Visiting Scholar at Victoria University of Wellington

Chair: Maty Nikkhou-O'Brien, Co-founder & Executive Director, Diplosphere

Proceedings

  • ​5:15pm-5:45pm: Mix & mingle with a complimentary drink on arrival
  • ​5:45pm-6:45pm: Discussion

Dress code: Business attire

Schedule


  • 30 minutes

    Drinks, Mix & Mingle


  • 1 hour

    Fireside chat

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