2017 Minerva Conference


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When: Dec 4 2017 (All day) until Dec 8 2017 (All day)
Where: Honolulu, HI

The theme of the 2017 Minerva Conference is “Emerging Pacific Actors.” This annual conference brings together intelligence and policy analysts and academic professionals from  diplomacy, foreign relations and defense sectors in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US who are working on or interested in Oceania. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance cooperation and understanding of the region.

Conference goals include:

  • To provide common understanding of regional priorities on critical issues such as fishing, resource exploration, climate change, etc.
  • To examine how third party actors are influencing change in the region such as thru infrastructure investments, loans/grants and political influence
  • To look at the possibility of change through actions such as referendums, etc.


East-West Center and United States Pacific Command are co-hosting this conference. Participation is by invitation only.