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  • To promote research and dialogue within the Faculty of Society and Design and others at Bond University.
  • To support regular contacts with Australian, Asian and international academics.
  • To promote dialogue through attendance at local, national and international conferences.
  • To develop alternative research methodologies in international relations.
  • To research the role of culture in economic, strategic and political change.
  • To provide regular avenues of publication on these themes.
  • To make this research available to business, government and the wider public, both in Australia and overseas.

Education and community

  • To run seminars to raise community awareness on East-West issues and research within the Faculty of Society and Design.
  • To develop educational insights for use in undergraduate and postgraduate study.
  • To provide opportunities for emerging as well as established overseas scholars to visit Australia and Bond University.
  • To network with community, ethnic and international organisations.
  • To provide informed public commentary and submissions to government and media, where appropriate.
  • To help provide guidance for postgraduate research through existing higher degree programs at Bond University.


The objectives of the Centre, in line with its key mission and focus, include:

  • Support informed local and national debates on international relations, East-West studies, and on cultural and religious dialogue.
  • Exchange of ideas with organisations and researchers in the Asia-Pacific and Eurasian regions.
  • Forge cooperative links with Chinese, Indonesian, Indian, European and Turkish centres and universities.
  • Support new trends in the teaching of International Relations, East Asian and related studies at Bond University and other institutions.
  • Support staff and student exchanges, as well as agreements in support of international exchanges, e.g. with Chinese and Turkish institutions.
  • Support and report new analysis by attendance at key international conferences.
  • Support policy submissions to government, international governmental organisations, and NGOs.
  • Provide publication opportunities and a 'dialogue space' for Asian scholars and new writers that present alternative views on Centre themes.