Asian Futures: From the Asian to the Indo-Pacific Century?

16 June, 10:00-11:30 (Copenhagen time/CEST)
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The ‘Indo-Pacific’ has recently emerged as a central geopolitical concept, arguably replacing Asia and the Asia-Pacific in contemporary strategic discourse. Initially associated with the so-called ‘Quad’ (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) consisting of Japan, India, Australia and the United States, the ‘Indo-Pacific’ is now part of broader attempts to reorder of global geopolitical lines, security and alliance patterns, political alignments, economic infrastructures, and the wider land/sea-scape. This Asian Futures roundtable brings together scholars from Europe, India and Japan to discuss the implications of this shift towards the ‘Indo-Pacific’.


Akio Takahara, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University

S.D. Muni, Professor Emeritus, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Premesha Saha, Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation


Peter Marcus Kristensen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen


Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor, Modern India and South Asia Studies, University of Copenhagen

Jørgen Delman, Professor Emeritus, China Studies, University of Copenhagen