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Virtual Congress

Non-state actors and the policies of state actors

8.25 am:  Karakia
Bill Millward, pastoral care, APSI Forum 

8.30 am - 9am: Introduction: MGen Gert-Johannes Hagemann (Ret), Board of Director, APSI Forum

9am - 11.30am:
Session 1: Civil Society: Leadership and Network
Dr Vira Ratsiborynska

- The role of civil society in foreign policy
Speaker: Winston Peters, Former Deputy Prime Minister, NZ

-Non-state actors and foreign policy
Speaker: Leighton Baker, former leader of the New Conservative Party

- Global Civil Society: Opportunities and Strengths
Speaker: Dr Kenneth Davis, BIED Society 

- Leadership and Network in Countering Human Trafficking
Speaker: Joanne Hand, Hagar International NZ

- Commentary from a civilian perspective : New Zealand's Free Nuclear Policy: Learning from the Past
Maxwell Abbott, Board of Director, APSI Forum


1pm - 3pm:
Session 2: Strategic Communication and Civil Society
Jasmine Ratief , APSI Research Institute for Security Studies

- Communicating for Influence: Strategic Communication for non-profit organisations
Speaker:  Dr Ellen Nelson, Co-researcher, Rural Leaders NZ

- Strategic Communication: Opportunities and Risks
Speaker: Ron Aledo, Strategy Consultant, former CIA senior analyst

-  Non-state Actor Threats and Strategic Communication
Speaker: Tracy Walder, Author and educator, Former CIA officer and FBI special agent

- Toward a new conceptualisation of civil-military relations
Speaker: Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan (Ret), Founder of Lead by Example Consulting


Session 3: State and Non-State Alliances
 Brett Murphy

- The Role of Media and Strategic Communication 
Speaker:  Major General Rajan Kochhar (Ret), Vice Chairman National Council of News and Broadcasting

- Community Cell Groups: Leadership and Network
Dr Eddy Kristianto, APSI Community Hub

- Non-state actors in intergovernmental negotiations
Speaker: Brigadier Kuldip Singh 

- Engagement policy with non-state actors
Speaker: Joyce Chitsulo, Member of Parliament, Malawi

6.30pm-6.45pm: Concluding Remarks: Anita Abbott, PhD
To what extent can non-state actors shape the policies of state actors?


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