Book launch: Contest for the Indo-Pacific

Speaker

Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, and Professor Rory Medcalf

Venue

Cultural Centre Kambri (ANU Building 153), University Avenue Acton ACT 2601

Date

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 18:15 to 19:45

How can China’s dominance be prevented without war? Join us for the launch of this highly anticipated book with a presentation from the author and reflections from Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women, and Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. The ANU, National Security College is honoured to host this launch, in keeping with the bipartisan spirit of our mission to deepen Australia's national security debate. About the book: The Indo-Pacific is both a place and an idea. It is the region central to global prosperity and security. It is also a metaphor for collective action. If diplomacy fails, it will be the theatre of the first general war since 1945. But if its future can be secured, the Indo-Pacific will flourish as a shared space, the centre of gravity in a connected world. Contest for the Indo-Pacific, published by LaTrobe University Press in conjunction with Black Inc., deftly weaves together history, geopolitics, cartography, military strategy, economics, games and propaganda to address the vital question: how can China’s dominance be prevented without war? Attendees are invited to join us for canapes, light refreshments and book signings after the seminar.

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