Drivers of strategic competition in Asia

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Seminar with Professor Michael Wesley from the Australian National University who discuss strategic competition in Asia, and their implications.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, NUPI, has the pleasure of inviting you to the seminar:

Drivers of strategic competition in Asia

with Professor Michael Wesley from the Australian National University.

The world has never seen economic development of the speed and scale of Asia’s during the decades straddling the turn of the millennium. This has brought to an end the era in which international affairs were shaped mostly outside of Asia. The continent of Asia is home to three-fifths of humanity. Within decades it will produce more than half of the world’s economic output, and consume more energy than the rest of the world combined. This lecture explores the security dynamics accompanying this explosive growth: the sudden, structural increase in energy dependence, the deepening economic interdependence within Asia, the rise of new "Asian" forms of capitalism and global governance, the growing investments in maritime weapons systems, and the new geopolitics of Asia.

Program 10.00 - 11.30:

  • Drivers of strategic competition in AsiaMichael Wesley
    , Professor and Director, Australian National University
  • CommentsIndra Øverland
    , Senior Research Fellow, NUPI
  • Q and A

Chair: Ulf Sverdrup
, NUPI

Michael Wesley is Professor and Director of IPS at the Australian National University. He has published extensively and has authored several books on foreign policy, including The Howard Paradox: Australian Diplomacy in Asia.

Professor Wesley has also served as the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs
, a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery and a Board Member of the Australia Television Network. He is a Non-Executive Member of the Senior Leadership Group of the Australian Federal Police and a Director of the Kokoda Foundation. His most recent book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia
, won the 2011 John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian public policy.

You can follow the seminar directly on YouTube