Despite development being on the global agenda, many issues in the region have not yet been addressed successfully. The #APW2016 theme of 'Forward Thinking' challenges what development and progress means within the Asia-Pacific Region.
The Australian National University's Asia Pacific Week is an interdisciplinary, student-run conference aimed at high-achieving and highly motivated students from around the world with an interest in Asia and the Pacific.
Now in its sixth year, the 2016 conference will continue the tradition of bringing together students, policymakers and senior officials of the highest calibre for a week of stimulating discussion and debate.
The theme of Asia Pacific Week 2016 is 'Forward Thinking'. The conference will draw in diverse and innovative perspectives to challenge what development and progress means within the Asia-Pacific Region. Aiding delegates will be ANU's unrivaled expertise in the study of the region and the outstanding resources available in Australia's capital.
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 2015 program is currently in the process of being confirmed. Details will be uploaded below as they become available.