Gordon's Newsletter: June 2018

08 Jun 2018
Gordon's Newsletter: June 2018
I have just spent the past weekend at the Shangri-la Dialogue, the region's pre-eminent conference on security and defence issues. With the US Pacific Command renaming itself to the "US Indo-Pacific Command" and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark keynote speech at the Shangri-la Dialogue, this year's conference marked a coming of age for the "Indo-Pacific" concept. More on the Shangri-la Dialogue in my video below.
I am also proud to announce that we have just released tickets for this year's In The Zone conference. The Zone Above: The Indo-Pacific Era in Space will be held on 8 October 2018 at Optus Stadium. We have so far confirmed regional experts from Australia, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Japan to explore our shared opportunities, challenges and risks around the 'Zone Above'. 
Finally, I would like to extend my congratulations to the UWA Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI). Established last month by The University of Western Australia to maximise the University's contribution to policy, I look forward to collaborating and working together to provide thought leadership in the Indo-Pacific while raising the profile of Western Australia in the policy sector.
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Gordon Flake
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L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre
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