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This conference focused on the emerging concept of the Indo-Pacific, maritime tensions including in the East and South China seas, transnational security issues, the Indian Ocean, the role of Japan in particular as a regional security partner, and prospects for partnerships involving other countries. The National Security College convened this conference as part of a wider research and policy engagement project, with the support of the Embassy of Japan.

 

Program


Wednesday 16 March


9.00am
Conference opening


9.30am
Session 1: The evolving security order in the Indo-Pacific

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10.30am
Morning tea


11.00am
Keynote speech: Admiral Scott H. Swift, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet

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11.45am
Session 2: The evolution of the Australia-Japan strategic and defence partnership

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1.00pm
Lunch


2.00pm
Session 3: Managing security tensions in the East China Sea and the South China Sea

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3.30pm
Afternoon tea

 


4.00pm
Session 4: Building regional collaboration in addressing transnational maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific

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Thursday 17 March


10.00am
Session 5: The role of Japan in Indian Ocean security

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11.10am
Morning tea

 


11.30am
Session 6: New strategic partnerships among Indo-Pacific powers

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12.45am
Conclusions and policy recommendations

 

 

 

The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and ANU.

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