February Event: The Outlook for International Relations in 2023

In December 2019 Australians were shocked by the "Forever Fires" that raged through 12 million hectares in Australia's South East. Since then, prospects that once seemed abstract have materialised in rapid succession: a global pandemic, massive floods, and the biggest military conflict in Europe since WW2. These events changed how we live, the way our economies are managed, and (arguably) governments.

Join us with former US Consul General Robin McClellan and Professors Mark Beeson and Gordon Flake to talk about what effect these changes might have for international relations in 2023.

Feb 22, 2023

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

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UWA Watersports Complex (Main Function Room)
9 Hackett Drive
Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Mark Beeson (Professor)

    Mark Beeson


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  • Robin McClellan (Director of Star Energy)

    Robin McClellan

    Director of Star Energy

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  • Gordon Flake (Professor at Perth US Asia Centre)

    Gordon Flake

    Professor at Perth US Asia Centre

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Member Ticket

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

Member Price A$10
Non Member Ticket

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


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.