Asia Pacific hypothetical: Confronting a regional crisis

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 22 September 2016


Economics and Conference Room 3.73, Old Economics and Conference Building, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley


Professor Michael Wesley


Bell School

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in collaboration with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Western Australia branch, is hosting an event for youth to engage with one of the world's leading experts on Asia and International Affairs, Professor Michael Wesley.

The Asia-Pacific Hypothetical: Confronting a regional crisis event will be a lively and engaging session for youth to tackle a hypothetical dilemma as it unfolds in the region. You will represent different government agencies and respond with recommendations to a 'national security council' to develop an official response on behalf of the Australian Government.

This event will be held at the Perth USAsia Centre and is free youth.

For information regarding this event or to be put on the mailing list, please email the Coral Bell School at

Get a taste of what it takes to tackle a global crisis.

Professor Michael Wesley

Michael Wesley is Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. His career has spanned academia, with previous appointments at the University of New South Wales, Griffith University, the University of Hong Kong, Sun Yat-sen University and the University of Sydney; government, where he worked as Assistant Director General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments; and think tanks, in which he was Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Professor Wesley has also served as the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is a Non-Executive Member of the Senior Leadership Group of the Australian Federal Police and a Member of the NSW/ACT Advisory Board for CEDA. His book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia, won the 2011 John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian public policy. His most recent book is Restless Continent: Wealth, Power and Asia’s New Geopolitics.

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