Roundtable: Bound By Interests: Australia-Asia Relations Today and Tomorrow
Thursday 13 August, 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST)
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Panelists: Melissa Conley Tyler, Research Fellow, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne, Dr Pradeep Taneja, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Dr Avery Poole, Senior Fellow at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)

What is the current state of Australia-Asia Relations? What can we expect in the years ahead? In this Roundtable panelists will outline the contemporary framework for Australia’s engagement with Asia in foreign policy, development and defence. It will then look ahead at trajectories in the region including China, India and Southeast Asia and discuss the implications for Australia-Asia relations.

Melissa Conley Tyler has recently transferred to the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts from her role as Director of Diplomacy at Asialink. She came to the University after serving as National Executive Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) for 13 years. She is a prolific commentator on Australian foreign policy, Australia’s key relationships across Asia and diplomatic practice.

Dr Pradeep Taneja lectures in Chinese politics, political economy and international relations at the University of Melbourne, where he is also Deputy Head of School (Engagement), a Member of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies and a Fellow of the Australia India Institute. He was a graduate student at Peking University and has worked in various parts of China. His publications include China Since 1978 and Hong Kong and Australia.

Dr Avery Poole is a Senior Fellow at ANZSOG and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Her research explores Australian engagement with Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Her latest publication is Democracy, Rights and Rhetoric in Southeast Asia.