• Speakers

    M.J. Akbar
    M.J. AkbarMinister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, India
    Smriti Irani
    Smriti IraniUnion Minister for Textiles, India
    Rosy Akbar
    Rosy AkbarMinister for Health and Medical Services, Fiji
    Hamid Karzai
    Hamid KarzaiFormer President, Afghanistan
    Ravi Shankar Prasad
    Ravi Shankar PrasadMinister of Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India
    Piyush Goyal
    Piyush GoyalMinister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, India
    Seyed Kazem Sajjadpour
    Seyed Kazem SajjadpourDeputy Foreign Minister, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Jacques Audibert
    Jacques AudibertDiplomatic Advisor to President, France
    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
    Subrahmanyam JaishankarForeign Secretary, India
    Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr.
    Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr.PACOM Commander, US
    Sir Christopher Deverell
    Sir Christopher DeverellCommander, Joint Forces Command, UK
    Vice Admiral Girish Luthra
    Vice Admiral Girish LuthraFlag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, India
    Boris Johnson
    Boris JohnsonSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK
    Prakash Sharan Mahat
    Prakash Sharan MahatForeign Minister, Nepal
    Kevin Rudd
    Kevin RuddFormer Prime Minister, Australia
    Admiral Michelle Howard
    Admiral Michelle HowardCommander, US Naval Forces, Europe and Africa
    Lt. Gen. Ngyuyen Phuong Nam
    Lt. Gen. Ngyuyen Phuong NamDeputy Chief of the General Staff, Vietnam People's Army
    Shashi Tharoor
    Shashi TharoorMember of Parliament, India
    Djoomart Otorbaev
    Djoomart OtorbaevFormer Prime Minister, Kyrgyzstan
    Vyacheslav Nikonov
    Vyacheslav NikonovChairman of the State Duma Committee on Education, Russia

FIVE PILLARS

1

Multi-powers

Exploring the absence of a political and security architecture for the Asian region(s).

2

Common Spaces

Continental trade regimes and economic integration will define the future of Asia, but these terms lend themselves to varying definitions. Can definitions be reconciled?

3

Internet/Splinternet

Digital Asia evokes multipolar interest, and needs new route servers and rights protocols.

4

One Ocean, Many Regimes

Multiple insecurities and multiple possibilities seek to shape a maritime future.

5

Four Billion Aspirations

Growth and livelihood in a young continent with insufficient opportunities.

Day 1 | Inaugural Session

Day 1 | Keynote Address by Former Foreign Minister of China, Mr. Li Zhaoxing

Day 2 | Keynote Address by US Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr.

Day 2 | Keynote Address by Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan, Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine