The Australian National University's Asia Pacific Week is an interdisciplinary, student-run conference aimed at high-achieving students and young professionals from around the world with an interest in Asia and the Pacific.
Now in its ninth year, the 2019 conference will continue the tradition of bringing together students, young professionals, policymakers and senior officials of the highest calibre for a week of stimulating discussion and debate.
Under the theme of ‘New Horizons: Identities, Challenges and Opportunities', Asia Pacific Week will take delegates on a journey looking into the future. What new ideas and movements have influenced the region? What challenges do countries face in the region individually and collectively? Is the region's identity fragmenting or becoming stronger than ever before? And most importantly, what opportunities are there for constructive and positive change?
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.