This was a major international conference hosted by La Trobe University to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. the conference, convened by Joseph Camilleri, examined issues relating to democracy, security and regionalism, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The conference brought together sdome fo the world's leading scholars, policy-makers and NGO representatives to examine the UN's structure, performance and agenda.
The Eighth Asia Pacific Roundtable addressed issues such as future security in the Asia Pacific, the strengthening of regional security regimes, the future of the Asean Regional Forum and Cscap in the emerging regional security architecture, as well as past and present Asian conflicts, non-conventional threats such as narcotics, labour migration and HIV/Aids to security in the region and the role of major powers in enhancing regional security.
The Conference, convened by Joseph Camilleri, examined the role of the state and its relationship to nation and community on the one and to the changing international environment on the other. The Conference featured presentations by some thirty leading international and Australian scholars, with Professor R. B. J. Walker as the keynote speaker.