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US-Australia Indo-Pacific Conversation Series #5: Beyond the Horizon: Prospects for Dispute Resolution in Maritime Asia



Public Virtual Event


June 21, 2021 (US) | June 22, 2021 (Australia)

Session 5 of the United States-Australia Indo-Pacific Conversation Series

Held with support from the U.S. Embassy Canberra & United States Studies Centre


Dr. Bec Strating
Executive Director, La Trobe Asia;
Senior Lecturer, Politics & International Relations, La Trobe University

Dr. Carlyle Thayer
Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra

Moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Ordaniel, Director, Maritime Programs, Pacific Forum

About this Session

Although they are not claimants, seafaring nations such as the United States and Australia see their interests as inextricably bound to the ongoing debates surrounding the South China Sea. During this webinar, panelists exchanged insights on how the US and Australia can support the dispute resolution process in this increasingly contested region, drawing insights and recommendations from Australia and East Timor’s landmark 2018 maritime boundary treaty in particular.