National interest and values are often invoked by governments and commentators to support a particular course of action in foreign policy. But who determines what is in Australia's national interest and who defines Australian values? What are the underlying tensions between the two concepts? And given the current trajectory of US-China relations is it possible to have a values-based foreign policy in an era of great power competition?

AIIA China Matters Fellow Ms Yun Jiang's talk will focus on the concept of values in foreign policy, including whether we can live up to the values of a rules-based order.


We will have space for a limited number of participants in-person at the Glover Cottages, tickets to be pre-paid (all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or hold a valid exemption). Once the limit for in-person attendees is reached, tickets will no longer be sold on the website or at the door.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm at Glover Cottages.

This event will also be streamed online via Zoom. Register by clicking the "get tickets" button below. Once you have registered, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email on the day of the event (Tuesday, August 23) containing details of the Zoom link and how to join the event.

The Zoom event will start at 6.30pm AEST (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time).

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Kent Street 124-134
Millers Point, New South Wales, Australia

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