Allies and geopolitical competition in the Indo-Pacific region



5 May 2023


Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036


Hybrid event

In collaboration with the United States Studies Centre, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted an event in Washington DC on geopolitical dynamics in the Indo-Pacific and priorities for enhancing allied policy coordination across a range of economic and security challenges.

3.00pm: Opening remarks

  • John J. HamrePresident and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS 
  • Michael J. GreenChief Executive Officer, USSC; Senior Adviser (Non-resident) and Henry A. Kissinger Chair, CSIS

3.10pm: Panel 1 - Regional geopolitics: Are we fit for purpose?

  • Peter Dean, Director of Foreign Policy and Defence, USSC
  • Miah Hammond-Errey, Director, Emerging Technology, USSC
  • Victor Cha, Senior Vice President for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS 
  • Charles EdelSenior Adviser and Australia Chair, CSIS 


  • Michael J. Green, Chief Executive Officer, USSC; Senior Adviser (Non-resident) and Henry A. Kissinger Chair, CSIS

4.15pm: Break

4:25pm: Panel 2 – Economic security

  • John Kunkel, Senior Economic Adviser, USSC
  • Hayley Channer, Director, Economic Security, USSC
  • Gerard DiPippo, Senior Fellow, Economics Program, CSIS 
  • Emily Benson, Director, Program on Trade and Technology and Senior Fellow, Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS


  • Matthew P. Goodman, Senior Vice President for Economics, CSIS 

5.30pm: Reception

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