There is an emerging consensus among US allies and partners that a free, open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific is in the interests of all nations and must be preserved. Beyond this broad vision for regional order, however, are a wide range of differences in national priorities, interests, views about rules, norms and values, and geographic considerations.

The United States Studies Centre was pleased to partner with the US Department of State on a unique event that gave students the opportunity to engage with wide-ranging perspectives on the future of the Indo-Pacific region.

Experts from Australia, the United States and Southeast Asia were joined by a group of emerging strategic thinkers from across the country to tackle topics including:

Panel 1: Allied and Partner Perspectives on Indo-Pacific Strategy

  • How do regional nations define Indo-Pacific strategy and its objectives?
  • To what extent are the aims of Indo-Pacific countries aligned on issues of security, geoeconomics and regional diplomacy?

Panel 2: Next Generation Leaders Debate Indo-Pacific Futures

  • What are the most pressing considerations regarding the future of the ANZUS alliance for next generation leaders from the US and Australia?
  • How should the alliance adapt to a more multipolar region?

This event was co-presented with SUUNS.