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CIC Victoria: Politics in the Pub: China’s Grand Strategy and Asian Geopolitics

October 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


The next CIC Victoria pub night will feature, courtesy of the Maritime Security Conference, Dr. Mohan Malik from the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii. As Dr. Malik will explain, geopolitical equations are changing rapidly, bringing with them tectonic shifts in regional and global configurations of power. China’s rise touches on all the hot buttons issues of the day. His presentation, structured around some FAQs, myths, and puzzles will examine the implications of China’s grand strategy for both Asian security and international politics. The changing nature and future of China’s relations with major players will also be discussed. It will end with a discussion of alternative futures of China’s role in the Indo-Pacific in 2035.

Speaker’s Biography

Dr. Mohan Malik is a Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Security Studies (APCSS), one of the U.S. Defense Department’s regional security education centres. Before joining APCSS in 2001, he directed the postgraduate Defense Studies Program at Deakin University in Australia. Dr. Malik is a prolific author, with his authored and edited books including “Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India, and the United States” (2014), “China and India: Great Power Rivals” (2011), and “Dragon on Terrorism: Assessing China’s Tactical Gains and Strategic Losses Post-September 11” (2004). He has also written extensively for publications such as the Asia-Pacific Defense Reporter, China Brief, Jane’s, The Diplomat, and the Wall Street Journal, and has lectured and testified at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Australian Senate, and the Australian Defence College. Dr. Malik earned his Ph.D. in International Relations from the Australian National University, his M.Phil in Chinese Studies from Delhi University, and has an Advanced Diploma in the Chinese language from Beijing University.


Registration will commence two weeks before the event.

CIC Member Price: $15,00
CIC Student Member Price: $15,00
CIC Young Professional Member Price: $15,00

Contact Person: Roger Love – cicpip2018@gmail.com


October 17, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Begbie Room, Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6 Canada
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