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Listen up! Asia new voices


Ashley Townshend


19 July 2011 14:41

While Australians have been rightly charged with apathy about the momentous changes taking place to our north, there is a growing wealth of expertise on Asia among the young professionals and scholars of this country.

On Friday 8 July, the Lowy Institute hosted its 8th annual New Voices conference on the theme 'Dynamic Asia', bringing together some of Asia's most talented emerging leaders in business, academia, government, and the non-profit sector.

With generous support from AusAID, over the coming weeks we will feature posts from New Voices presenters and participants on The Interpreter. We encourage readers to engage with our New Voices authors and take part in the debate on 'Dynamic Asia' via blogeditor@lowyinstitute.org.

Looking at Asia through an Indo-Pacific prism – one which regards everything from Pakistan to the Pacific as part of an interconnected geoeconomic and strategic system – the New Voices column will revolve around four crucial aspects of contemporary Asia: business, trade and innovation; security and strategic competition; development challenges and opportunities; and Australia in the Asian century.

We hope you'll find the submissions insightful and thought-provoking, and that you'll take the time to respond to some of the Indo-Pacific's most promising young minds. The first post will appear tomorrow.

Photo by Flickr user lanier67.