“Will Australia defend the rules-based order?”
At a public lecture held at Palma Hall of the University of the Philippines Diliman on October 20, 2017, Professor Benjamin Schreer addressed this question as he discussed the “rules-based order” in the Asia-Pacific in relation to the rise of China as a global power. Schreer, the head of the Security and Strategic Studies department of Macquarie University in Australia, presented several scenarios and challenges in preserving the “rules-based order”, which he said is a key policy objective of the Australian government.
Schreer is an expert on Asia-Pacific strategic trends and Australian defense policy. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (JPICT) and of the Australian Journal of International Affairs.
The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman, and the Program for Strategic Studies of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS). (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)
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