Video On Demand

Australia and Indonesia: Energy, Resources, and Security at the Fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific

March 21, 2017 • 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT

In the past decade Australia has emerged as a resource superpower. It is the world's leading exporter of iron ore and will soon be one of world's leading exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG). A recent PwC report indicates that by 2050, Indonesia - which is already the largest and most populous economy in Southeast Asia - will become the world's fourth largest economy. President Joko Widodo visited Canberra in February and this week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Jakarta to participate in the Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit. Together these two nations occupy the fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific, and their policies and politics will help set the pace for a dynamic region. Please join us for a panel of experts to discuss the energy, resource, security and diplomatic issues they will face in the coming years.

Featuring a CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with:
Darmawan Prasodjo
Deputy Chief of Staff to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia

Followed by a panel discussion with:
Dino Patti Djalal
Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia

Andrew Pickford
Director, Energy Security Progam, Perth USAsia Centre

Mark Stickells
Director, Energy and Minerals Institute, University of Western Australia

Gordon Flake
CEO, Perth USAsia Centre

Paul Griffiths
Political Counselor, Embassy of Australia

Moderated by:
Andrew Shearer
CSIS Senior Adviser on Asia-Pacific Security; and Former Australian National Security Adviser

This event is hosted in partnership with the Perth USAsia Centre

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