The Indo-Pacific is facing a host of shared security challenges, from maritime piracy and crime to heated territorial disputes. Of particular concern has been Beijing's repeated provocations in the South China Sea, aimed at ensuring its de-facto control of much of this key waterway. Meanwhile, Beijing also continues to raise regional concerns through its constant incursions into the maritime and airspace surrounding Japan’s Senkaku islands.

To shed light on these issues, MLI hosted an event with experts from like-minded countries to discuss the security challenges facing the Indo-Pacific and why they matter to Canada.

Opening Remarks

  • Brian Lee Crowley, MLI’s Managing Director


  • Ken Jimbo, Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
  • Commodore (Ret'd) Eric Lerhe, Munk Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Eva Pejsova, Senior Japan Fellow, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Greg Poling, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia and Director of AMTI, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


  • Jonathan Berkshire Miller, Director and Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Program, Macdonald-Laurier Institute

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