On the Horizon: Security challenges facing the Indo-Pacific and why they matter to Canada

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 will host an event with experts from like-minded countries to discuss the security challenges facing the Indo-Pacific and why they matter to Canada.

Event Details

  • Time: 9 am – 10:30 am EST
  • Date: December 11, 2020

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


I would like to ask a question to be answered by the panel. How can I do that?

We recommend submitting questions to the panelists before the event using this form: https://forms.gle/iMRZeLVWvjRecdNm7

By using this form, you will help us keep all of the questions together in one place. We will get through as many questions as time allows during the event.

How can I attend this event?

This will be an online-only event. To attend, please register here and you will be sent the link to the live video feed. A reminder email will be sent two hours before the event begins, and this email will also contain the link to the event video.

What if I can’t attend the event at the scheduled time?

A link to the event video will be emailed to all registrants after the event ends, so you will be able to watch the recording later.

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