Please join the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for a virtual seminar on bolstering cooperation among Quad and Pacific Island countries.

Geopolitical competition has intensified significantly in the Pacific region. The discussion will include perspectives from the Pacific Islands on the impact of US-China rivalry over strategic military, economic, and diplomatic influence. It will also cover opportunities for collaboration among the four Quadrilateral Security Dialogue “Quad” countries: United States, Japan, Australia, and India, to advance freedom and prosperity in the region.

Keynote by

David W. Panuelo
Former President of the Federated States of Micronesia

Opening and closing remarks by

Matthew Kroenig
Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; Director of Studies
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Markus Garlauskas
Director, Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council


Parker Novak
Nonresident Fellow, Global China Hub and Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Masanori Kobayashi
Senior Program Officer, Ocean Policy Research Institute
Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo, Japan

Jessica Collins
Research Fellow, Pacific Islands Program
Lowy Institute

Darshana M. Baruah
Fellow, South Asia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Douveri Henao
Founder and CEO, Legacy Group; Former Executive Director of the Business Council of Papua New Guinea

The Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI) informs and shapes the strategies, plans, and policies of the United States and its allies and partners to address the most important rising security challenges in the Indo-Pacific, including China’s growing threat to the international order and North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear weapons advancements. IPSI produces innovative analysis, conducts tabletop exercises, hosts public and private convenings, and engages with US, allied, and partner governments, militaries, media, other key private and public-sector stakeholders, and publics.

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