The Samoan Constitutional Crisis: An Analysis

Friday 23 July 
Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 3  (GHLT3)

The panel will examine different aspects of the Samoan Constitutional Crisis of 2021, including the role of the judiciary, the place on the Rule of Law, and the crisis’ implications outside of Samoa.

The speakers:

Dr Iati Iati is a Senior Lecturer at in the School of Histroy, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. He researches in the areas of New Zealand foreign policy, Pacific geopolitics, governance, and development, and the political and legal requirements and implications of land reform in the Pacific.

Fuimaono Dylan Asafo is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland. His areas of interest include human rights in the Pacific Islands, climate change and racial justice.

Dr Anna Powles is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University. She specialises in geopolitical and security issues in the Pacific region and her current research examines New Zealand foreign and security policy in the Pacific; the Australia-New Zealand alliance in the Pacific; security cooperation and architecture in the Pacific; and non-state security actors in the Pacific.

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