The Institute for Peace & Diplomacy (IPD) and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) are pleased to have co-hosted the second annual East Asia Strategy Forum (EASF 2022) on November 1-2 in downtown Ottawa.
EASF 2022 is a multi-disciplinary conference that fosters the exchange of knowledge and actionable policy recommendations on geopolitical and geo-economic developments in East Asia, and Canada’s foreign policy and defence approach to the region. It attracts a specialized in-person audience of around 200 participants, including academics, researchers, policymakers, defence and strategy experts, former military officials, current and former diplomats, and business leaders.
With support from the MINDS program at the Canadian Department of National Defence, this two-day conference was hosted in a hybrid format, convening in-person and virtual keynote speakers, deep-dive panels, and networking sessions. The program engaged around 45 expert speakers from Canada, the United States, and the Asia Pacific. Experts engaged in constructive discussions on East Asia’s strategic environment, alliances, energy security, maritime security and law, economic regionalism, proliferation, and cybersecurity.
This is a timely event as the Government of Canada shapes and will soon announce an Indo-Pacific Strategy to inform Canada’s engagement with the region in the coming years.
Watch full recordings of keynote sessions and panel discussions from EASF 2022 below.