The Pacific Islands' Rising - and Surprising - Geostrategic Significance

November 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC

Think that those small Pacific islands where people go for get-away-from-it-all vacations are marginal to global strategic interests? Think again. Even Canada is getting more interested. In September 2016, Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion became the first Canadian minister to attend the Pacific Island Forum. In this APF Canada talk, Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Visiting Fellow at CÉRIUM, explain why, as she identifies several aspects of the 16-member Pacific Island Forum (PIF) that have augmented the group's global significance. These include:

  • Geostrategic location between the Americas and Asia
  • Extensive global footprint (one-sixth of the earth's surface)
  • Pivotal collective voting power within international forums
  • Growing importance to China's strategic positioning

This event is open to the public.

Add to Calendar 11/14/2016 08:00 America/Vancouver The Pacific Islands' Rising - and Surprising - Geostrategic Significance

Think that those small Pacific islands where people go for get-away-from-it-all vacations are marginal to global strategic interests? Think again. Even Canada is getting more interested. In September 2016, Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion became the first Canadian minister to attend the Pacific Island Forum. In this APF Canada talk, Cleo Paskal, Associate Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Visiting Fellow at CÉRIUM, explain why, as she identifies several aspects of the 16-member Pacific Island Forum (PIF) that have augmented the group's global significance. These include:

  • Geostrategic location between the Americas and Asia
  • Extensive global footprint (one-sixth of the earth's surface)
  • Pivotal collective voting power within international forums
  • Growing importance to China's strategic positioning

This event is open to the public.

Where:

APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

 

When:

Monday, November 14
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Contact:

events@asiapacific.ca

APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

 

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events@asiapacific.ca

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Where

APF Canada's Vancouver Boardroom
900 - 675 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

 

When

Monday, November 14
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Contact

events@asiapacific.ca

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