The Quad, Indo-Pacific and Implications for Europe

The Quad, Indo-Pacific and Implications for Europe

Center for Asian Studies at Stockholm School of Economics & the Asia Programme at UI: Seminar on Asia.

The first ever Quad Leaders’ Summit was held on March 12th. The Prime Ministers of Australia, India, and Japan, and the President of the United States met virtually to discuss deepened cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Against the backdrop of increased geopolitical tension in the region, the Quad has evolved considerably in recent times. From being a security centered forum, it has become a flexible format for cooperation on supply chains, vaccines, tech, as well as security and climate change.

The development of the Quad is closely related to new ways of organizing international relations in face of an increasingly multipolar world. The Quad format will have far reaching consequences for other actors in Asia, such as ASEAN, China and South Korea, but also the EU. In this seminar we will bring together experts on the region to introduce the Quad in its Indo-Pacific context.

Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Patrik Ström, Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics and Co-Director, Center for Asian Studies, Stockholm School of Economics.

Drs. Birgitte Dekker, Research Fellow EU and Global Affairs, the Clingendael Institute
Dr. Garima Mohan, Fellow, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Professor Yoichiro Sato, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Moderator: Dr. Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Acting Head of Programme and Research Fellow, UI

Registration until April 8, 2021. Register for the seminar here. Please note that Stocholm School of Economics is the host of this event and that upon registration you will be directed to their website.

Most welcome!

This seminar is jointly organized by the Center for Asian Studies at Stockholm School of Economics and the Asia Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs.HHS UI.png


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