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Webinar on Indo-Pacific: Competing Political Priorities, Economic Interests, and Changing Geopolitics

12 April 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Southeast Asia is embracing rapid change in terms of economy and influence as the role it holds in balancing great powers rises. As such, prosperity and security are key determiners for peace and stability in the maritime space of the Indo-Pacific. In this respect, not many fully comprehend the important factors of the Indo-Pacific and the role of countries pursuing it, such as Australia, India, Japan, and countries in the EU and the UK could lend to preserve the stability, peace, and economic prosperity in the 21st century. As the US’ new leadership outlined their priorities in global affairs, there is a need to revisit the commitment concerning the Indo-Pacific. This session will explore progress in the context of multilateralism and diplomacy in maintaining a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific with changing leadership in the US, as well as its impacts on multilateral security.


10:00 – 10:10 amOpening
Datuk Dr. Sabirin Ja’afar
Director General
Maritime Institute of Malaysia
10:10 – 11:30 amModerator:
Assoc. Prof. Dr Kuik Cheng-Chwee
Head of Centre for Asian Studies, IKMAS
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
(Approximately 20 minutes/speaker)Dr Michito Tsuruoka
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Policy Management
Keio University
Sumathy Permal
Fellow/Head Centre for Straits of Malacca
Maritime Institute of Malaysia
Prof. Rory Medcalf
Head of National Security College
Australian National University
11:30 – 12:00 pmQuestion and Answer Session

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12 April 2021
10:00 am : 12:00 pm
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Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA)
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