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Griffith Asia Lecture 2019

Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor focused her lecture on the geopolitical and geostrategic issues of economy, security and climate change challenging the… Read More


Asia Future Fellows - Beijing program 2019

Twelve Griffith University students traveled to Beijing in October 2019 for the Asia Future Fellows program – a Griffith and Peking University annual global… Read More


Queensland China Dialogue

As the strategic dynamics of the Asia Pacific change, maintaining Queensland’s global outlook and connections with the neighbourhood has never been more vital. China is… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | State of play in cyber-space: risks and implications of struggles for power in cyberspace

On Thursday 19 September 2019, The Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA) at QAGOMA welcomed the sixth seminar… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Women’s Movements in the Philippines 1986 onwards

On 29 August 2019, Professor Mina Roces from the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales delivered the Griffith Asia… Read More


Deepening regional cooperation on sustainable development and climate change

A delegation from Griffith Asia Institute traveled to Indonesia from 20-23 August 2019 to participate in the Dialogue on Deepening Regional Cooperation on Sustainable Development and… Read More


Trilateral dialogue on leadership, partnership and ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific

On 6 August 2019 the Griffith Asia Institute hosted the third Australia-Japan-India Trilateral with the generous support of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the… Read More


Philippine-Australian Relations: Connecting the Spokes

The Philippine-Australian relationship has a long history of bilateral cooperation. Since diplomatic relations were established in 1946 the two countries have had strong people-to-people links,… Read More


Fair go mate: The changing language and practice of Australian values diplomacy in times of uncertainty and risk

Recent government statements suggesting that Australia’s national identity is grounded in liberal values goes beyond both the parochial and the alliance frameworks of earlier values… Read More


Asia Future Fellows - Brisbane program 2019

The annual Asia Future Fellows Program is a Griffith and Peking University global exchange initiative designed exclusively for undergraduate students where a select group of… Read More


Australia-US Alliance Young Leaders Dialogue

While US-Australia relations are strong, there is a significant gap between the public and current alliance managers. The community focussed on studying, managing, and exploring future opportunities… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Japan: From Heisei to Reiwa

Last month Bruce Miller AO, Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan from 2011 – 2017 delivered our Perspectives: Asia seminar reflecting on Japan’s recent imperial transition,… Read More


Public Lecture | The Presidential and parliamentary elections in Indonesia: What do we need to know, and why do we need to know it?

Experts gathered to address the biggest election in the world. The world’s single largest election day took place this month, as Indonesians headed to the… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Mangoro market meri: Women guardians of the mangroves in PNG

Despite a historical and cultural predominance of men in roles of leadership, women are playing a key role in the fight against the large-scale land… Read More


Symposium on lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

On 7 March Griffith Asia Institute’s APEC Study Centre co-hosted, with the Economic Society of Australia, a symposium at Ship Inn on Lessons from the… Read More


Inaugural Witoelar Dialogue: Deepening regional cooperation on climate change and sustainable development

The inaugural ‘Witoelar Dialogue’ was held on Thursday, 7 March bringing diplomats, policy officials and influencers together in conversation about deepening regional cooperation on climate… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | As China rises, can its culture conquer the world?

To celebrate the release of the February 2019 issue of Australian Foreign Affairs 5, Are We Asian Yet? contributing author Linda Jaivin writes about how… Read More


Inaugural South Pacific Central Banking Research Conference

Approximately 100 central bank researchers, academics, business leaders and policymakers attended a two-day conference in Suva on 12-13 December to share current research on various… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | In search of safe ground in the Pacific

John Rodsted, Adjunct Professor, Queensland College of Art, photographer, author and film maker spoke to us after his recent visit to the United Nations in… Read More


The Indo-Pacific and rules-based order: Old concepts and new implications

As a geographical conception, the “Indo-Pacific” has existed for decades. As a political and strategic conception, the “Indo-Pacific” has become popular in some states’ foreign… Read More


Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC): Legacies, law, and peoples

Multiple consequences of the violence and conflict that engulfed Cambodia during and surrounding the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979) continues to be experienced. The Cambodian Government… Read More


Leadership and regionalism in South East Asia – with Dr Marty Natalegawa

As 2018 draws to a close, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia could not be more important. Although the approach — from both sides — doesn’t always… Read More


Insights on ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific with Dr Marty Natalegawa

The Griffith Asia Institute was delighted to host a visit by Marty Natalegawa, former foreign minister to Indonesia, to Australia to deliver the 2018… Read More


A gateway to opportunity: Beyond the program

The Asia Future Fellows program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides Griffith University  and Peking University students the opportunity to experience each culture, expand their… Read More


Australia and Indonesia working together to address sustainable development and climate change

Last week Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) led an academic delegation to Indonesia for the Jakarta launch of the Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program on Sustainable Development and… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Referenda on Independence in New Caledonia and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University moderated an informative session with Ms Denise Fisher, former Australian Consul-General to New Caledonia,  Anthony… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Asia’s reckoning: The rise of China in Asia, America and Australia.

Richard McGregor, senior fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute explored the complex and fractious relationship between the US and China and its influence on… Read More


Looking at law, ideology and party leadership in Xi Jinping’s China

The July workshop looked at how political ideas translate into legal, social management and security system policy and reform in the Xi Jinping era. Participants… Read More


Griffith Asia Institute brings diplomacy to the table in Malaysia

The Griffith Asia Institute in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) convened a one-day Diplomacy Roundtable in Penang, Malaysia on Friday… Read More


Griffith Asia Institute Seminar - Urban Housing Challenges in China

Tuesday 5 June 2018, Griffith Asia Institute Seminar, Urban Housing Challenges in China  On 5 June 2018, Dr Zhi Liu, Director of Peking University – Lincoln Institute Centre… Read More


Joint Griffith University - Reserve Bank of Fiji research seminar

Thursday 21 June 2018, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Suva On 21 June 2018, Dr Parmendra Sharma and Mr Esala Masitabua convened a Griffith University – Reserve… Read More


Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program for Sustainable Development and Climate Change launch

On 11 June 2018 the Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program for Sustainable Development and Climate Change was launched by the Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Prof Ian… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | The future of Chinese leadership in the global economy

Professor Cameron Thies, Director of the School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University and President-Elect, International Studies Association explored the future of Chinese… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Commonwealth Now

Writers Sali Tripathi and Annie Zaidi in conversation with Jane Camens, Co-editor, Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, explore the contemporary experience of Commonwealth citizens –… Read More


The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth

The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth formed one of the activities of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program… Read More


Diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific: The digital challenge

Griffith Asia Institute (GAI), in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), hosted the second annual Brisbane Roundtable on “Diplomacy… Read More


A Contested Asia: What comes after US strategic predominance?

2017 Griffith Asia Lecture by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 6 September 2017… Read More


Perspectives:Asia seminar – 'Popular culture and the representation of Asian-Australia'

A video recording of the Perspectives:Asia seminar, ‘Popular culture and the representation of Asian-Australia’ seminar is now available on our Griffith Asia Institute YouTube… Read More


Perspectives:Asia seminar – 'Empowering women: Advocacy through art'

A video of Her Excellency’s talk can be found on our Griffith Asia Institute YouTube channel. Event photos [Photo credit: Mark Sherwood, courtesy of… Read More


Soft Power in the Indo-Pacific: Emerging models and themes

What are the challenges and opportunities facing soft power in the 21st Century? How do these translate in the diverse and dynamic Indo-Pacific? Can public… Read More


APEC Study Centre represents Australia at consortium conference in Peru

Peru is the host country for APEC deliberations this year, culminating in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in late November. As part of these deliberations,… Read More


John Howard delivers Inaugural Asia Lecture

  More photos from the Inaugural Asia Lecture are available on our Griffith… Read More


Perspectives:Asia seminar – 'Democracy, meritocracy, or both? The case of China'

Westerns tend to separate the political world into ‘good’ democracies and ‘bad’ authoritarian leaders. However the Chinese political model does not fit into the Western… Read More


Tourism Confucius Institute international symposium - Governance in contemporary China

The Tourism Confucius Institute at Griffith University held an international symposium on 29 March 2016. The theme of the International Symposium was “Governance in Contemporary… Read More


Q&A Panel Event: Australia-Japan security relations in a changing region

A close security relationship between Australia and Japan can extend the bi-lateral relationship in important ways, and also contribute to stability and cooperation within the… Read More


Policy convergence and divergence in Australia and Japan

The Griffith Asia Institute and Ritsumeikan University in Japan, supported by the Japan Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Australia-Japan Dialogue in Brisbane on Thursday 10… Read More


Japan’s greater contribution to peace, security and stability in Asia

On the 9 December 2015, Ambassador of Policy Planning and International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan spoke at the fourth Australia-Japan Annual Lecture… Read More


Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy workshop

On 22 and 23 October 2015, the “Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy: Some insight from an evolutionary perspective” workshop brought together leading academics from a… Read More


The Inaugural GS2N Symposium

On 22nd and 23rd October 2015 the inaugural GS2N symposium, which was funded by the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI), the School of Government and International… Read More


China Brief: Communicating with China

The November 2015 China Brief, “Communicating with China: The interplay of language and culture,” was held at Griffith University’s South Bank Graduate Centre Building on Tuesday, 17… Read More


Perspectives:Asia seminar – 'Life as a Weapon'

The Perspectives:Asia seminar – Life as a Weapon: Do suicide bombings really make sense? was held at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art on 5 November, 2015.  During… Read More


Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia's New Geopolitics public lecture

At a public lecture held at Griffith’s Queensland College of Art on 28 October, 2015, Professor Michael Wesley, Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia… Read More


South Pacific Studies Group seminar on PNG and Australia

Sean Dorney, Former Pacific Correspondent, ABC/Australia Network discussed why he believes Australia needs to pay more attention to its former colony during his ‘PNG and… Read More


Political and economic developments under President Xi Jinping

Mr John Garnaut, Author and Asia Pacific editor The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald discussed the ‘Political and Economic developments under President Xi Jinping’… Read More


APEC and trade liberalisation in the Asia-Pacific

Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director, the APEC Secretariat, Singapore discussed “APEC and Trade Liberalisation in the Asia-Pacific” at the Griffith APEC Study Centre and Trade… Read More


Indonesia alumni event in Jakarta

Griffith University Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Sarah Todd, and Griffith Asia Institute Director, Professor Russell Trood, led a delegation to Jakarta in early May to strengthen… Read More