Mapping our future: towards an Indo-Pacific strategy for Australia

Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College
Rory Medcalf portrait

Event details

Public Lecture

Date & time

Monday 21 May 2018


Molonglo Theatre , Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.


Chris Farnham

This event is fully booked but will be livestreamed here

In 2013, Australia became the first of a growing number of countries to redefine its region of strategic interest as the Indo-Pacific instead of the Asia-Pacific. Much more than a slogan, the Indo-Pacific concept captures the growing geo-economic connections between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and reflects the interactions of many powers across this expansive, maritime and Asia-centric system. It has profound implications for security, diplomacy and the challenge of coping with China’s rise in a region too vast and complex for any one country to dominate.

In this live-streamed public lecture chaired by Professor Helen Sullivan, Director of the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, Rory Medcalf will reflect on how China, Japan, India and the United States are translating the Indo-Pacific into strategy, identifying lessons and opportunities for Australia.

Professor Rory Medcalf is Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. His career spans diplomacy, intelligence analysis, academia, think tanks and journalism. He is internationally identified with the development and advocacy of the Indo-Pacific concept.

This event is organised by The National Security College and Policy Forum, Crawford’s website for public policy analysis and debate.

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