The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the next flash point between the three major players in the region: the United States, China and India. Amidst mounting strategic distrust among the three countries, the US-China Education Trust (USCET) is pleased to announce our upcoming trilateral perspectives symposium, a new series of off-the-record, closed door discussions which will bring together prominent diplomats, academics and researchers from the three key regional stakeholders to foster understanding and constructive dialogue. The discussions will deepen understanding of key Indo-Pacific perspectives, highlight areas of policy convergence, and bring to light points of difference, paving the way to explore opportunities for regional cooperation at a critical time.
The symposium will consist of four virtual webinars from December 2020 to June 2021, to be capped by a forum to launch the symposium publication. The four webinars will comprise foreign policy experts, scholars and prominent former diplomats from the United States, China and India. Developing the next generation of leaders in foreign policy, young researchers from all three countries will also contribute to the symposium. The webinars will focus on four themes, including: Changing Global Order and Regional Governance, Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific, the New Geoeconomics of Asia, and Strategic Distrust and the Role of People-to-People Exchange.
The first webinar will convene via Zoom on December 9, 2020. Participation is by invitation only.