Australia-US and a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Australia-US and a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Australia - United states and a Free and open indo-pacific

As the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, stated last year in his landmark speech in India, the US and its key partners will strive to build mutually beneficial partnerships to safeguard a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific in the coming years. This event will bring together foreign policy thought leaders from the United States, Australia, India and Japan to explore the future of the Indo-Pacific and what it means to have a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

This event is a part of the Australia-US-Indo-Pacific Strategy Conference and is brought to you by the Perth USAsia Centre and the US Embassy in Canberra.

Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2018.
Time: Registration and morning tea begins at 9:30am. Event starts at 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Theatre Auditorium, The University Club at The University of Western Australia
Cost: Free (registration is essential, seats are limited)

Walter T. Douglas -

Walter T. Douglas

Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State

Walter Douglas is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy and for Regional and Security Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State in Washington, DC. Read more

The Hon. Kim Beazley AC -

The Hon. Kim Beazley AC

Director and Distinguished Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre

The Hon Kim Beazley was elected to Federal Parliament in 1980, in 1993 became Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments holding various portfolios. He was Deputy Prime Minister (1995-96) and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and LEader of the Opposition (1996-01 and 2005-06). Mr Beazley was Ambassador to the United States of America from February 2010 to January 2016. Upon returning to Australia he has been appointed as President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (2016-17), Co-Chairman of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue and Distinguished Fellow at both the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and the Perth USAsia Centre. Read more

Ambassador Shyam Saran -

Ambassador Shyam Saran

Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

Ambassador Shyam Saran is Senior Fellow for the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Ambassador Saran is a career diplomat, having joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1970. He has served in several capitals of the world including Beijing, Tokyo and Geneva. He has been India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Indonesia and Nepal and High Commissioner to Mauritius. Read more

Dr Chikako Ueki -

Dr Chikako Ueki

Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Dr Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Waseda University. She teaches “International Security” and “International Relations and Security in East Asia.” Her areas of expertise include causes and prevention of war and East Asian international relations with a special focus on U.S.-Japan-China relations. She has written extensively on issues concerning threat perception in a unipolar world, transformation of international relations after the Cold War, and issues relating to security problems in East Asia. 

Professor L. Gordon Flake  -

Professor L. Gordon Flake

CEO, Perth USAsia Centre

Professor L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre, a position he assumed in January of 2014. He was previously Executive Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution at The Atlantic Council of the United States and prior to that Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America. Read more