- 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.