Panel discussion: Friends and Allies: Openness, Freedom and the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific

On Wednesday, March 21st the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, with the support of the Embassy of Japan, organized and held a symposium on Indo-Pacific security cooperation. The event focused on the importance of strengthening cooperation among like-minded countries such as Canada.
 
The event began with remarks from Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director, and Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane. Following this was a ‘scene-setting’ introduction by Dr. Satoru Nagao, Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Institute. A keynote address was given by Dr. Edward Luttwak, Senior associate at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, followed by a panel discussion by Dr. Nagao, Dr. Luttwak, Dr. Mohan Malik, professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and Dr. Jim Boutilier, senior advisor at Maritime Pacific Headquarters, Royal Canadian Navy. The event ended with a lively question and answer session.
 
Ambassador Ishikane delivering his opening remarks Dr. Nagao giving a scene-setting talk
   
Audience Audience asking questions
   

Panel discussion Audience