“Kiwis, Jaguars and Dragons” New Zealand, Latin America and the Rise of China


“Kiwis, Jaguars and Dragons” New Zealand, Latin America and the Rise of China

The Victoria Institute for Links with Latin America, Prof. Warwick Murray & Prof. Roberto Rabel invite you to an international seminar reflecting on the remarkable growth of China’s global impact and how this is affecting policy directions and economic trends in Latin America and New Zealand.
 Friday 6 December 2013
9am to 6pm
Hunter Council Chamber
Victoria University of Wellington
Kelburn Parade, Wellington
Speakers include:

Her Excellency Andrea Smith (Deputy Secretary Americas and Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand)

His Excellency Wang Lutong (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue, China) TBC
Dr Luiz Roberto Calado (Vice-President & Director IBEF & Director of BRAiN Brasil, Brazil)
Prof Andres Rodriguez (University of Sydney)
His Excellency Fernando Escalona (Ambassador to New Zealand for the Republic of Argentina)

Her Excellency Leonora Rueda Gutierrez (Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand) delivering an address by Ambassador Sergio Ley (President of the Entrepreneurial Section for the Asia and Oceania Region of the COMCE and Advisor to the Chamber of Commerce Mexico-China)

Mr Charles Finny (Chair, Education New Zealand) TBC

Dr Xiaoming Huang (Director Victoria China Research Centre, New Zealand)

Dr Johanes Rehner (Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)

Dr Jiang Shixue (Vice President of the Chinese Association of Latin American Studies and Deputy Director, Centre for Latin American Studies, Peking University, China)


Registration is essential and Admission is open to all:

Please complete and return the registration form by
Monday, 2 December 2013
Early registration is advisable. There is no charge for attending

to be followed by a Reception
6:00 to 7:00 pm in the adjoining Hunter Common Room


For further information please contact:

Prof Warwick Murray (Director VILLA)


Prof Roberto Rabel (Pro Vice Chancellor International of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)


Lorena de la Torre (VILLA Research Assistant)