Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute (AAPI)
The Institute’s values and research practices stem from the broad research traditions of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, valuing collegiality, critical analysis, intellectual engagement and the communication of knowledge throughout the academy and beyond.
Indian Ocean Futures
An international conference presented by AAPI, March 2014.
The Indian Ocean region is rapidly becoming a powerhouse of economic, social, cultural and political development. The countries and populations around the Indian Ocean rim are already experiencing profound change. Indian Ocean Futures 2014 brings together academics, government, industry and communities to identify these changes and discuss theopportunities and challenges for the future of the region and its peoples.
The IOFC Organising Committee is currently seeking abstracts, and is particularly interested in papers that address present and future interrelationships, connections and compatibilities between the three major themes: CULTURE, SUSTAINABILITY, SECURITY.
We invite you to visit the conference website for further details and to express an interest in attending and/or presenting a paper.
AAPI research areas and interests
The three main areas of research are:
- social-cultural, economic, political and environmental change in Australia, Asia and the Southwest Pacific;
- Asian, Southwest Pacific and related ethnic communities within Australia and the region; and
- changing relations between Australia, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
AAPI members are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and intellectual orientations, and seek to foster closer links between Australian, Asian and Pacific studies.
AAPI Acting Director
Professor Suvendrini Perera
AAPI Research Project Officer
Dr Sue Summers