Students from across the globe came together for The Australian National University’s Asia Pacific Week, a student-led conference examining pressing issues facing the region.
This year’s theme, ‘A Changing Landscape’, looked at the steps needed to ensure stability and growth in the Asia Pacific.
Student Director, Sachini Muller says the student-led event is one of the most important cross-cultural and collaborative learning experiences offered in the region.
“As well as having the chance to hear from leading academics - another one of the highlight is the diverse range of opportunities for delegates to engage with each other as well as professionals from all over the world,” says Ms Muller.
Ms Muller said the impact of the conference was not just the week itself but the long-lasting connections formed during the week.
“Asia Pacific Week has a large number of alumni around the world who are telling their friends and family about the conference. It’s important that Asia Pacific Week more than an event – but actually fertile ground for building a community,” says Ms Muller.
Ms Muller hopes the conference will inspire the next generation of policymakers and scholars to bring positive change to region.
“There are tough challenges facing the region now and into the future, so it’s great to have such a diverse group of passionate and committed delegates. Although sometimes stressful, it was incredibly rewarding to have brought Asia Pacific Week to life”.
Find out more about Asia Pacific Week.