December 1, 2021

AP4D Co-chair Michael Wesley on the need for an inclusive Asia narrative

In his Asialink paper, Finding Australia's New Asia Narrative, AP4D Co-chair and Deputy Vice Chancellor, International at the University of Melbourne, Professor Michael Wesley, argues that Australia's regional future depends on the power of its stories.

“In short, Australia’s international relations will be more impactful if they are a whole-of-nation effort. Our diplomats and soldiers are more influential when the rest of society is aspiring and achieving along parallel tracks. And a national narrative of being and becoming in the world is crucial for a whole-of-nation alignment.”

Read the paper here.