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Rotary Forum is back this Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

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What kind of world exists between the shadows of threat, and our right to personal privacy and national security? How much do we know - or should know – and can citizens trust authorities and global corporations to make the rules for us?

This is your chance to take a look inside the great issues of privacy, security and ethics, and hear from leaders and experts from across the spectrum. For example, you’ll hear from the author of the recent security agency review.

Now in its fourth successful year, this highly informative Forum asks some of the biggest questions of our times. Should you be there to influence it? There will be chances to have your say.


Among the speakers are:

Sir Anand Satyanand (Chair)
Hon Chris Finlayson
Sir Michael Cullen
John Edwards
Dr. Tahu Kukutai
Russell Stanners
Dr. Paul Buchanan
Prof Miriam Lips
Prof Robert Ayson
Thomas Beagle
Peter Devoy

Topical reading list:

The Pursuit of the Ideal

The Crooked Timber of Humanity, 1990

The Proper Study of Mankind, 1997

Reports and background material

Intelligence and Security in a Free Society

Government Communications Security Bureau

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Review of Compliance at the Government Communications Security Bureau

Date: 31 May, 2016
Times: 8.30 to 12.40 pm (registration from 8am)
Where: The Grand Space, Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street Wellington.
Registration fee: only $95 and $55 (unwaged) inclusive of GST

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This Forum will inform debate through a combination of informative addresses by experts in the field and
presentations by thought leaders from a wide spectrum of perspectives with opportunities for discussion
and your views to be contributed. The Forum is relevant for anyone interested in the future of New
Zealand, including business leaders, special interest groups, the community sector, politicians, public
servants, academics, and the media.



Presented by the Rotary Club of Wellington in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington.

The 2014 Rotary Forum invited public and Rotarians, and was the first morning session of WHY ROTARY - 9940 District Conference.

This was a chance to see how leaders from non government agencies (NGOs) and the community are taking action to enhance health, empower youth and improve their community.

The Forum programme included both local case studies across the social, economic and environment sectors, and experts on emerging governance models.

Background information on the 2014 Forum available here >

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