Examining the EU's engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Professor Rory Medcalf with Richard Tibbels, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific

Professor Rory Medcalf with Richard Tibbels, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific

Supported by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Australia, the ANU National Security College (NSC) presented the second EU Indo-Pacific Forum on 15 March 2024, which explored opportunities and challenges for the European Union’s involvement in the Indo-Pacific.

The highlight was an address from Richard Tibbels, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific, who subsequently joined Professor Rory Medcalf AM in conversation.

The forum convened insightful discussions, including an introductory address by Rod Brazier, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which provided an Australian perspective on the EU’s engagement in the region.

Two panel discussions covered vital topics including; geoeconomics, environmental challenges, security, and digital connectivity in the region.

A special thanks to the speakers and all involved.


Richard Tibbels, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific

Richard Tibbels, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific

Rod Brazier, DFAT

Rod Brazier, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

EU Forum crowd

Audience at the EU Indo-Pacific Forum

Rory and Richard

Professor Rory Medcalf in conversation with Richard Tibbels, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific


Panel on geoeconomics and environment

Dr Dirk van der Kley, Research Fellow, NSC
Anne McNaughton, Director, Centre for European Studies, ANU
Eva Wagner, Senior Program Coordinator, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung


Anne McNaughton

Anne McNaughton, Director, Centre for European Studies, ANU

Dr Dirk van der Kley

Dr Dirk van der Kley, Research Fellow, NSC

EU Forum Panel 2

Dr Frederic Grare, Senior Research Fellow, NSC
Dr Amanda H.A Watson, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs
Jennifer Parker, Expert Associate, NSC
Associate Professor Michito Tsuruoka, Keio University


Michito
Associate Professor Michito Tsuruoka, Keio University


Frederic Grare

Dr Frederic Grare, Senior Research Fellow, NSC

EU Amanda

Dr Amanda H.A Watson, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs

EU Gabriele V
His Excellency Mr Gabriele Visentin, EU Ambassador to Australia

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