Konrad Adenauer Lecture 2023 - Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific
This year's KAS Lecture on "Security Issues for the Pacific Region " will be delivered by former President of the Republic of Kiribati and advocate for climate action and ocean conservation Anote Tong.
The growing geo-political importance of the Indo-Pacific has not only influenced European and Australian foreign and security policy strategies but has also posed new challenges for the island states situated in the region. In addition to climate-related challenges, Pacific nations have increasingly found themselves caught in the middle of great power struggles and the often-re-iterated mantra of a ‘friends to all and enemies to none’ neutrality has become harder to maintain. This has had implications for their own relations to major actors like the EU, the USA and China. In view of these developments, it is ever more important for these major actors to actively listen to Pacific partners and engage in solution-oriented dialogue based on common principles and joint interests, on an equal footing.
The lecture will be held in person and online. Registration to either option is required.
Register here: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/konradadenauerlecture2023
In Partnership with: the ANU Centre for European studies