Diplosphere will host, with the support of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, the first national conference on international relations featuring voices often missing in the public debate: Māori. Iwi, business, academic, and youth leaders will stimulate public discussion on current affairs such as the pandemic response, conflicts, climate change, the rise of Asia, and the international system. Tirohanga Māori (Māori world view) will help New Zealand firmly moor its independent values-based foreign policy.
The conference raises the question: What does “western values” mean in Aotearoa New Zealand of 2022? It will explore the cultural, trade, and political links that have long existed between Māori and the Asia Pacific region, and what the future holds.
Travel with us as we explore a variety of destinations from our place in the world and our role as stewards of the planet, to the stars and into the future, with our values as our compass. This is a unique chance for you to be inspired, look forward, exchange ideas, and connect with leading experts and new voices.