Friday 1st October 2010, Dennis Rumley – Indian Ocean Research Group

1 October 2010 FDI Team

Dennis Rumley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Western Australia,
Chairperson, Indian Ocean Research Group Inc.

The title of his address is The Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) Inc: History, Aims, Goals and Future Directions

Much of Australia’s external focus has centred on the Pacific, Southeast and Eastern Asia. With its developing wealth, increasing population, evolving trade and shipping capabilities and expanding geographic, political and security significance, however, the Indian Ocean and its littoral states will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future.

Dennis Rumley is currently Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Western
Australia. He gained a Ph D in political geography at the University of British
Columbia in 1975 and taught at the University of Western Australia until 2007, apart
from 1991-3, when he was Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo.

He has been an editorial board member of various international journals and has
published widely in many areas of political geography and international relations,
including electoral geography, local government, federalism, Australia’s regional
relations, geopolitics, India-Australia relations and the Indian Ocean Region. He is
currently Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) Inc
( and Chief Editor of its flagship journal, Journal of the
Indian Ocean Region (Routledge) –

Registration and tea/coffee begin at 09.15am, at the Curtin University Graduate School of Business, cnr Murray and Pier Streets, Perth. The address will commence at 10:00am  and will be followed by a discussion period concluding no later than 11.30am. We look forward to you joining us; please RSVP by e-mail to [email protected] or telephone +61 (0) 8 9486 1046.

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