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"The Quad, Indo-Pacific and Implications for Europe"

Organized by the Center for Asian Studies at SSE & the Asia Programme at UI

The first ever Quad Leaders’ Summit was held on March 12th. The Prime Ministers of Australia, India, and Japan, and the President of the United States met virtually to discuss deepened cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Against the backdrop of increased geopolitical tension in the region, the Quad has evolved considerably in recent times. From being a security centered forum, it has become a flexible format for cooperation on supply chains, vaccines, tech, as well as security and climate change. The development of the Quad is closely related to new ways of organizing international relations in face of an increasingly multipolar world. The Quad format will have far reaching consequences for other actors in Asia, such as ASEAN, China and South Korea, but also the EU. In this seminar we will bring together experts on the region to introduce the Quad in its Indo-Pacific context.

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Patrik Ström, Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics and Co-Director, Center for Asian Studies, Stockholm School of Economics


Drs. Brigitte Dekker, Research Fellow EU and Global Affairs, the Clingendael Institute

Dr. Garima Mohan, Fellow, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Professor Yoichiro Sato, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University 

Moderator: Dr. Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Head of Program (Acting) and Research Fellow, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

  • Date and Time: Friday, April 9, 10:00-11:00 (CET)
  • Language: English
  • Location: Zoom (online)

This seminar was jointly organized by the Center for Asian Studies at Stockholm School of Economics and the Asia Programme at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

To learn the panelists’ three main takeaways from the webinar discussion, watch this video. 

CAS / UI Webinar Takeaways


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