Pacific Geopolitics Workshop – How should the Pacific Island states advance their strategic and security interests?

Audio - Panel 1 Day 2

Panel session #4 was recorded on the 2nd day of a two day #PacificGeopolitics workshop themed ‘How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands’ held on 6-7 June 2019


  • Assoc Prof Greg Fry, Honorary Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU


  • Richard Balkonan, Head of the Asia Pacific Division, Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Fulori Manoa, Postgraduate Scholar, School of Government, Development and International Affairs, University of the South Pacific (USP)
  • Wesley Morgan, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, and USP
  • Assoc Prof Sandra Tarte, Head of School of Government, Development & International Affairs, USP
  • Bernard Yegiora, Lecturer, Dept. of PNG Studies & International Relations, Divine Word University

The workshop is convened by Joanne Wallis, James Batley and Anthony Bergin. It is presented by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Department of Pacific Affairs and National Security College at ANU, with additional funding from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Asia-Pacific Innovation Program.

For more information about the workshop, and to access other recordings and materials, please see the event page -

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