Over the next century the rapid transformation of the Asia Pacific region will shape the face of the world. With this in mind, in September 2011 the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard commissioned a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. The paper is due for release mid-2012 and will consider the economic and strategic factors shaping the Asia Pacific region. It will set the strategic framework and policy developments to guide Australia over the next 10-15 years.
ANU Asia Pacific Week will bring leading experts on the Asia Pacific region together with 100 delegates from around the world to engage in a series of dynamic discussions and events focused on developments and trends that will shape the ‘Asia Pacific Century’.
In this opening session of Asia Pacific Week 2012, Professor Peter Drysdale (also a member of the White Paper Advisory Committee), with David Gruen, Professor Hugh White, Ms Jenny McGregor and Mr Zhao Jianfei, will discuss what the Asian Century might mean and how the White Paper might address the implications for Australia.
Date: Monday, 9 July 2012