Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has called for a “Re-set” to help our Pacific family to be independent and self sufficient (29 June 2017).

This forum will consider the repercussions of this call for Indonesian controlled West Papua.

Canterbury Secondary School teachers & senior students are invited to attend. Each school will be invited
to ask one prepared question to the Panel.

Chair: Dr Jeremy Moses, Senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Canterbury.


  1. Poto Williams, MP for Christchurch East, of Pacific heritage and Parliamentary Advocate
    for the Independent free vote for indigenous West Papuans.
  2. Raf Manji, A Christchurch City Councillor, who studied the legal case for West Papuan
    Self-Determination as part of his Masters in International Law and Politics.
  3. Celeste Donovan A member of West Papua Action Canterbury who wrote her MA thesis on
    NZ’s training of Indonesians for community policing in West Papua

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