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Virtual Event | Asia’s New Leaders and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, President Joe Biden, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on May 24, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan ahead of the QUAD leaders' summit. (Zhang Xiaoyou - Pool/Getty Images)
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Virtual Event | Asia’s New Leaders and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

This event will air publicly on this page on Monday, August 22, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Since the election of President Joe Biden less than two years ago, many of the major democracies in the Indo-Pacific are under new management. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos was inaugurated as president of the Philippines at the end of June. After nearly a decade of conservative leadership in Australia, Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese became prime minister in May. That same month South Korea’s Yoon Suk-yeol began his single, five-year presidential term. Fumio Kishida formally took office last October, and the Upper House election last month puts him in a secure position to lead Japan in the coming years. How well these leaders work together will help determine the future of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. They will seek closer cooperation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who were elected to their country’s highest office in 2014. Meanwhile, China is preparing to extend Xi Jinping’s leadership of the Chinese Communist Party for an unprecedented third term.

Please join Hudson Institute for an event where panelists Hayley Channer, Richard Javad Heydarian, Min Joo Kim, and Dr. Kei Koga will discuss what these new leaders mean for the region. Hudson Asia-Pacific Security Chair Dr. Patrick M. Cronin will moderate the discussion.

This event will air publicly on this page on Monday, August 22, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Speakers

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute

Hayley Channer

Fulbright Fellow, Hudson Institute, and Senior Policy Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre

Richard Javad Heydarian

Incoming Lecturer, Asian Center, University of the Philippines

Min Joo Kim

Seoul Bureau Reporter, The Washington Post

Dr. Kei Koga

Japan Fellow, The Wilson Center, and Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University

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