The following meetings were held:
14 Aug Dr Negar Partow (Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University), 'Iran and the Security Map of the Middle East'.
9 Sep Prof Fukunari Kimura (Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo), 'Onshore or Offshore: Value Chains in the Digital Age'. This meeting was held in conjunction with the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence.
17 Sep Behnam Ben Taleblu (a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies), 'Iran's Role in Destabilising the Middle East.' This meeting was jointly sponsored with the Australia Israel & Jewish Affairs Council.
25 Sep HE George Dolidze (Georgia's ambassador to New Zealand), 'Georgia: Experiences of the Past and the Prospects for the Future'.
19 Nov Boaz Ganor (founder and executive director of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism and associate professor at the Inter Disciplinary Centre at Herzliya in Israel), 'The Lone Wolf Terrorism Phenomenon and the Christchurch Attack--An Israeli Perspective'.
21 Nov HE Dmytro Senik (Ukraine's ambassador to New Zealand), 'Ukraine: Foreign Policy Challenges and Domestic Transformations'.