September 24-25, 2012 Canada in the Pacific Century
Canada in the Pacific Century
On September 24-25, 2012 the Candian Council of Chief Executives organized a conference on "“Canada in the Pacific Century” in Ottawa. Professor Acharya was a panelist, on "Between the Superpowers: Canda's Palce in a Bipolar Wolrd." The panel was moderated by Brue Wallance the incomig editor of "Policy Option" and other panelist included; Janice Stien, Director of the Monk School of Global Affairs; Joseph P Caron, former Ambassador to China, Japan, and High Commissioner to Inida.
The panelists adressed the context of:
- "while Canada seeks a closer economic partnership with Asia's emgergin market, there is talk in some circles about 'Containing China.'"
- "A new world order is emerging, setting a stage for possible geopolitical ravalry between Washington and Beijing."
From this the question in this panel were:
- "What chanellenges does this pose to Canadian foreign policy?"
- "How does Canada balance its security and economic interests?"
A draft agenda of the even can be seen here.