Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region Series: Defining the Region, its Trends and Strategic Implications for Canada (FON1-E24)

Product code: FON1-E24

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May 02, 2024


1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



Comprising approximately 40 countries, the Indo-Pacific region is home to the world’s two most populous countries and to multiple political systems, including liberal democracies, one-party authoritarian states, and dictatorships. Given their size, location and influence, countries within this region have become more influential and powerful, which has an impact on countries like Canada. In response, the United States, the European Union and Canada have increased their focus on the Indo-Pacific region by launching regional strategies to guide their actions.

By comparing countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea, this event will highlight the rich history and diversity of the Indo-Pacific region, its major trends, issues, challenges, and the implications for Canada.

Participants will learn why the Indo-Pacific region is so important globally, how countries and stakeholders from within the region view themselves, and what this means for public servants.

Learn more about the Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region Series.


  • Kai Ostwald, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia


  • Jeff Nankivell, President, Asia Pacific Foundation



Date modified: 2023-03-20