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.
Wednesday 16 March
Session 1: The evolving security order in the Indo-Pacific
Keynote speech: Admiral Scott H. Swift, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet
Session 2: The evolution of the Australia-Japan strategic and defence partnership
Session 3: Managing security tensions in the East China Sea and the South China Sea
Session 4: Building regional collaboration in addressing transnational maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific
Thursday 17 March
Session 5: The role of Japan in Indian Ocean security
Session 6: New strategic partnerships among Indo-Pacific powers
Conclusions and policy recommendations
The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and ANU.