Speeches | 14 August 2012

The 2012 Vernon Parker Oration

Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Wesley delivered the 2012 Vernon Parker Oration to the Australian Naval Institute at the Australian Defence College in Canberra on 14 August 2012.  He  addressed the positions of America and China within the Pacific maritime environment and how their history will shape the future of the Pacific region.

  • Michael Wesley

Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Wesley delivered the 2012 Vernon Parker Oration to the Australian Naval Institute at the Australian Defence College in Canberra on 14 August 2012.  He  addressed the positions of America and China within the Pacific maritime environment and how their history will shape the future of the Pacific region.

  • Michael Wesley
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Key Findings

  • China and America have very different experiences of the Pacific
  • It will be in the interests of other regional countries to keep America and China engaged in the region
  • Australian diplomacy and strategy must draw inspiration from our maritime environment