The United States Free and Open Indo Pacific: Implications for Southeast Asia and Indonesia

10 Feb 2020 2.00 PM - 10 Feb 2020 3.30 PM
CSIS Auditorium

About this Event

Power dynamics in Asia have changed dramatically with the rise of China and the Trump administration’s referring to China as a strategic competitor. This presentation will examine the shifts in U.S. foreign policy from the Obama administration’s Pivot to Asia to the Trump administration’s Free and Open Indo Pacific. Professor Murphy will assess the implications of this shift for Southeast Asia. In particular, she will discuss the opportunity and challenges for U.S.-Indonesian cooperation moving forward.

Professor Ann Marie Murphy, Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University and Fulbright ASEAN Research Program Scholar, will address this issue on Monday, 10 February 2020 at 14.00 AM. Please be seated 10 minutes before the event start.


About the speaker

Dr. Ann Marie Murphy joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2004. Dr. Murphy is also a Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, a founding partner of the New York Southeast Asia Network, and a 2019-2020 Fulbright ASEAN Research Program Scholar. Dr. Murphy’s research interests include international relations in Asia, political development in Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia, and the rise of transnational security issues. She is co-author (with Amy Freedman) of Non-Traditional Security Issues in Southeast Asia: the Transnational Dimension, (2018) and co-editor (with Bridget Welsh) of Legacies of Engagement in Southeast Asia (2008). Dr. Murphy’s articles have appeared in journals such as Asian Security, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Orbis, Asia Policy, World Politics Review and PS: Political Science & Politics. She has received research awards from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the National Asia Research Program, the Social Science Research Council and the U.S. Fulbright program.

About the Lecture Series

A regular event of the Department of International Relations of Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), #CSISLectureSeries on Regional Dynamics aims at broadening interests amongst policy makers, intellectuals and diplomatic community for the rapidly evolving dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, as well as generating critical yet constructive policy debates on prominent issues in the region. Current and emerging powers of the Indo-Pacific are engrossed in a complex web of security uncertainties and economic interdependencies. Within this geopolitically important region, Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia are at the centre of the shift in gravity. This lecture series features prominent scholars and policy makers, who present their views on the dynamics in the region and the consequent strategic concerns.

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