How is Australia travelling in today’s world? As the axis of global power spins back towards Asia and the Pacific, is Australia well-placed to react to a rapidly-shifting world? Are we doing all we can to meet the challenges and opportunities in this ‘Asian century’, and how might we strengthen our place in our own neighbourhood? Does Australia even matter, are we punching above our weight or are we an insignificant quantity sinking in the tides of change?
Australia 360 seeks answers to those questions while asking even harder ones. It promises a no-holds barred, full and frank assessment of a hitherto ‘unknown country’ both domestically and on the world stage.
The one-day seminar represents the nation’s only in-depth annual stocktake and forecast of international policy, presented by Australia’s leading centre for international relations, diplomacy and our place in the region, the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
Bringing together leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners, panels will cover Australia’s political, security and economic realities; its key relationships across the Asia Pacific region; our prospects for the future; and what policies are urgently needed to get us there.
Professor Michael Wesley, Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Dave Curran, CIO, Westpac.