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CIC Victoria: Asia-Pacific Update

November 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm PST

There is more than the usual sense of expectancy in the air in Asia these days. In China, General Secretary Xi Jinping is poised to embark on a programme of economic reform that should avoid the middle-income trap looming on the horizon. Failure to do so will have worldwide ramifications. Meanwhile, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that would have helped consolidate American leadership in the Asia-Pacific region is in tatters. And what about Pyongyang’s end game? Will Japan and South Korea “go nuclear” in response to North Korea’s provocations? Will someone miscalculate disastrously, or will Asia’s longest-running Cold War soap opera finally splutter to a close?

Speaker’s Biography

James Boutilier is the Special Advisor (Policy) at the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters in Esquimalt. He received a B.A. from Dalhousie University (1960), MA from McMaster University (1962), and Ph.D. from the University of London (1969).

James Boutilier taught at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, from 1969 to 1971 before taking up a teaching appointment at the Department of History and Political Economy at Royal Roads Military College. Subsequently he was the Head of the Department and Dean of Arts at Royal Roads Military College. He took his current appointment in July 1996.

His particular area of interest is Asia Pacific security and he lectures nationally and internationally on that and related issues.

CIC Member Price $30.00
CIC Student Member Price $15.00
CIC Young Professional Member Price $20.00
Non-Member Price $40.00
Non-Member Student Price $20.00
Max. registrants/capacity of room * 130

Paula Skippon | CIC.Victoria.Sec@gmail.com | (250) 995-8755


November 22, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm PST
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