FDI Indian Ocean Programme Research Workshops

14 February 2012 FDI Team

FDI’s Indian Ocean Research Programme is hosting a series of invitation-only research workshops, from 23 February-2 March 2012.

The workshops are being held in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Looking out to 2020, they will focus on the strategic objectives and interrelationships of India, China and the United States as they relate to the Indian Ocean region, and make judgements about the implications for Australia.

Attending the workshops will be representatives from the defence, business, academic and government sectors. The findings of the workshops will be released as FDI Workshop Reports and will be available for download from the FDI website.

The reports will then inform our next landmark study ‘Major Power Intentions in the Indian Ocean Region’, which asks the questions ‘What are the strategic intentions of India, China and the United States in relation to the Indian Ocean Region?’ and ‘What implications do they have for Australia?’ The study is scheduled for release later in 2012.

The workshops will be chaired by FDI’s CEO and Institute Director, Major General John Hartley, AO (Rtd).

Enquiries regarding the workshops can be made to Leighton G. Luke: [email protected] or Sergei DeSilva: [email protected]


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