China's Western Indian Ocean Step Up

The Indo-Pacific region is facing its greatest strategic uncertainty since the end of the Second World War. Our media cycle is dominated by China's assertiveness in the Pacific, the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait. But over the last decade and more, China has also been stepping up its Indian Ocean engagement, right up to its western most edges. How is China's engagement in these far flung corners of the Indian Ocean affecting the region's strategic balance? And what does it mean for Australia?  

Join us for a deep dive into the geopolitics of the western Indian Ocean with Australia's former High Commissioner to Mauritius, Dr Kate O'Shaughnessy. This event is held in partnership with the Forrest Research Foundation.  

Guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival.  

Jul 26, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT+8

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The Ashburton Room, Forrest Hall
21 Hackett Dr., Crawley WA 6009
Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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Doors open at 6:00pm. Presentation begins at 6:30

Member Price A$10
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The Australian Institute of International Affairs for WA

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) is an independent, non-profit organisation seeking to promote interest in and understanding of international affairs in Australia.

The WA Branch of the AIIA was founded in 1947 by Professor Fred Alexander of the University of WA, who became its first President. Like the earlier established branches in the other Australian states, the WA Branch was modelled on the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, based at Chatham House in London.

The WA Branch has maintained a steady membership, including many prominent West Australian and national leaders. Successive State Governors have served as the Branch's Official Visitor. The aim of the institute is to be an independent and non-political body that facilitates and encourages the study and debate of international questions.

Membership fees includes a subscription to The Australian Journal of International Affairs as well as two tickets at the member price to each of our our monthly meetings where you will learn about developments in international affairs of concern to the people of Western Australia. We rely on membership contributions and sponsorship of special events to keep our association running: we receive no core funding from government.