The Indo-Pacific Operating System Power, order and rules for the 21st century

The Lowy Institute is delighted to invite you to our 2021 online conference:  

The Indo-Pacific Operating System Power, order and rules for the 21st century

How does the Indo-Pacific work? How should it work?

Decades of relative peace in the Indo-Pacific have enabled rapid economic growth and rising prosperity. But the region is now at the centre of an escalating strategic and geoeconomic competition. The US and China are not the only protagonists. Across the Indo-Pacific, countries are grappling with urgent questions: what structures – military, economic and political – does the region need to ensure continued peace and prosperity? Is the ASEAN-centred regional architecture fit for purpose? How do new groups, like AUKUS and the Quad, contribute to regional order? What are the new rules, who gets to make them, and who will enforce them?

This online conference will bring together leading experts to discuss and debate these pressing questions with a select audience from Australia and around the Indo-Pacific.

Opening Address: Kurt Campbell, White House Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific
Kurt Campbell is Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the National Security Council. He also served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Obama Administration. In 2013 he received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award and in the same year he was the Lowy Institute’s Distinguished International Fellow.

Keynote Speech: Peter Dutton, Minister for Defence
The Hon Peter Dutton MP has been Minister for Defence since 30 March 2021. He previously served as the inaugural Home Affairs Minister and, before that, as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. He has been a member of the National Security Committee of Cabinet for 6 years.

Lecture: China’s Vision for a New World Order, Nadège Rolland
Nadège Rolland is Senior Fellow for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research, and a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute. Prior to joining the NBR, she served for two decades as an analyst and Senior Adviser on Asian and Chinese strategic issues to the French Ministry of Defence, for which she was awarded the Medal of Honour.

Wednesday 1 December and Thursday 2 December 2021

Day One: Wednesday 1 December 2021
Sydney: 9:30am to 2:30pm AEDT
Tokyo | Seoul: 7:30am to 12:30pm JST
Perth | Singapore | Hong Kong | Kuala Lumpur: 6:30am to 11:30am
Jakarta: 5:30am to 10:30am WIB
New Delhi: 4:00am to 9:00am IST
Honolulu: 12:30pm to 5:30pm HST (note: Tues 30)
Washington DC: 5:30pm to 10:30pm EST (note: Tues 30)

Day Two: Thursday 2 December 2021
Sydney: 12:40pm to 2:15pm AEDT
Tokyo | Seoul: 10:40am to 12:15pm JST
Perth | Singapore | Hong Kong | Kuala Lumpur: 9:40am to 11:15am
Jakarta: 8:40am to 10:15am WIB
New Delhi: 7:10am to 8:45am IST
Honolulu: 3:40pm to 5:15pm HST (note: Wed 1)
Washington DC: 8:40pm to 10:15pm EST (note: Wed 1)

Registration is essential. Please register here to receive your personal confirmation link.

This conference is supported by the Australian Government through a grant by the Australian Department of Defence.  The views expressed are those of the participants and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or the Australian Department of Defence.


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