NZIIP Presents: Forensic Linguistics and Intelligence with Dr Vica Papp

12:30 on 30 May 2024
MBIE, 161 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Also available via MS Teams

The New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals cordially invites you to attend a discussion with Dr Vica Papp on forensic linguistics and its application to intelligence.

Dr Papp (amongst their many areas of expertise), is a subject matter expert in forensic voice comparison and authorship, and they regularly provide expert testimony as a witness within the legal system. They are the elected president for the New Zealand Branch of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science, and also the Vice Chair for Digital Identity New Zealand. In their day job, they are employed by MBIE as a Principal Data Scientist in MBIE’s Identity Services Team where they test, tune and monitor identify matching engines in the static biometric and biographic domains. Dr Papp will describe their work as a forensic expert witness for voice comparison, authorship analysis, and how their work can be applied in an intelligence context.

This will be a hybrid event, hosted both online and in-person. The event will take place on Thursday 30 May, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 161 Cashel Street, Christchurch.

Those wishing to attend in-person are requested to RSVP by 12:00 on Wednesday 29 May. We would be grateful if you could arrive on the day no later than 12:15 for a 12:30 start. There will be a range of light refreshments available at the venue.

The venue is limited to 40 people, and priority for in-person attendance will be given to NZIIP members followed by first come, first served. Individuals who cannot be accommodated will receive notification by no later than 9:00 AM on the day of the event.

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Ki te kahore he whakakitenga, ka ngaro te iwi. 
Without foresight or vision, the people will be lost.