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The Architecture of Regional Economic Institutions: What does the Asia Pacific Need?

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Monash Asia Institute and the Department of Business Law & Taxation, Monash University

Monday 29 March 2010, 2 pm – 6 pm
Room 6.90, Level 6, Building H, Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria.

Speakers
Professor Paul Davidson, Carleton University
Mr Richard Arthur Woolcott, AC

Call for Papers
Papers are invited for an afternoon of discussions about the architecture of Asia-Pacific relations from different perspectives: economic, political, legal, strategic and social. Possible topics include:

What should an Asia-Pacific Community look like?
The role of international law in the governance of Asia-Pacific economic relations.
The role of APEC in the governance of Asia-Pacific economic relations; climate-change, resource-wealth and the future of an Asia-Pacific community.

Speakers
Professor Paul Davidson, Carleton University. A long-time expert and commentator on Asia-Pacific legal structures and editor of ‘Doing Business in Asia’.

Richard Arthur Woolcott, AC, Prime Minister Rudd’s Special Envoy for the Asia Pacific community will speak on: ‘‘The Asia Pacific community: an idea whose age is coming?”

Mr Woolcott has had a distinguished career as an Australian diplomat. He was Mr Hawke’s special envoy on APEC twenty years ago when APEC was first proposed and then established.

Papers and proposals to be sent to:

Dr Alice de Jonge
Department of Business Law & Taxation
Monash University
PO Box 197, Caulfield East, 3145 Victoria
Enquiries: (03) 9903 2587 (tel) or email: alice.dejonge@buseco.monash.edu.au

Professor Marika Vicziany, Director, Monash Asia Institute
Ph: +61 3 9903 5043 or email: marika.vicziany@adm.monash.edu.au

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