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Asia Pacific Week 2014 will be the fourth conference of its kind hosted by The Australian National University and will explore the theme of 'GlobaliseAsian'.
Today, there is a common assumption in the developed world that as countries modernise, they become more Westernised. However, this suggests that modernity is simply a product of ideas, systems and technology originating in the ‘West’. Instead of an era of globalisation, we are entering a time of ‘GlobaliseAsian’.
Asia and the Pacific’s remarkable rise and economic development means that it is set to make its mark on the world. But is the world ready for a world shaped by it? What this world may look like and how the world can benefit from the Asia-Pacific region is the focus of Asia Pacific Week 2014.
Conferences in previous years have included prominent and distinguished policymakers, academics, diplomats and politicians including Peter Drysdale, Michael Wesley, Zhao Jianfei, Stephen Howes, The Honourable Gareth Evans AO QC, Admiral Chris Barrie AC, The Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser AC CH GCL PC and The Honourable Bob Hawke AC GCL.
The Asia Pacific Week 2014 program is currently in the process of being confirmed. Details will be uploaded below as they become available.