Ernest Bower is one of the world’s leading experts on relations between United States and the Pacific and South East Asia regions.
At the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, he is the Senior Advisor and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies and co-director and founder of the Pacific Partners Initiative undefined a think-tank forum specifically focused on examining and strengthening relationships between United States, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island countries.
Bower has led several initiatives to help define US policy in Southeast Asia including serving as director for the US ASEAN Strategy Commission for 10 years, and as the secretariat of the US ASEAN Eminent Persons Group.
Mr Bower is also a member of the United States-New Zealand Business Council and has previously visited New Zealand.
Buffet lunch with refreshments.