Meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association Academic Group (IORAG) in Jakarta, August 2015: "Developing a Research Programme for IORAG"

Profs Tim Doyle and Dennis Rumley were both invited to attend the National Working Committee of The Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG) held in Jakara, Indonesia on 14 August. Tim was invited as the current Chair of IORAG and DFAT Academic Focal Point for IORA to discuss preparations and arrangements with Indonesian officials for Ministerial and Senior Officials Meetings in Padang, Indonesia in October, which he will be attending as part of the Australian Government delegation. Dennis was invited to assist in constructing the agenda for the October 2015 meeting in which the leadership of IORAG will be transferred from Australian to Indonesia. 

Tim Doyle presented: ‘Academic Diplomacy and Region-Building.’ Presentation at the National Working Committee of The Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG), Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 August 2015.
Dennis Rumley presented: ‘IORAG Reform and Futures’ Presentation at the National Working Committee of The Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG), Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 August 2015.

Click here for copy of presentation to the Indian Ocean Rim Association Research Group Expert meeting.

"Developing a Research Programme for IORAG". Presentation given by Professor Dennis Rumley, Professor of Indian Ocean Studies, Curtin University Australia to IORAG Expert Meeting, Jakarta, 14th August 2015.  Research funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP120101166: "Building an Indian Ocean Region."

2014 Key Events

In 2014, the Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute organised a well-attended Conference on Indian Ocean Futures, attracting a wide range of scholars from around the world. The special edition, Proceedings from the Australia-Asia-Pacific Conference on Indian Ocean Futures 2014 was published in June 2015 edition of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region. This special edition covers a broad range of themes, including: green urbanism in the Indian Ocean Region; Sino-Chinese rivalry in the IOR; adaptation to climate change issues; maritime security off the coast of East Africa; and a cultural piece about cultural futures in the IOR.

Conferences Archive: IORG Conferences 2002 - 2014

Professor Rumley, the Chair of IORG Inc. speaks at Nairobi Conference on Maritime Africa Political Economy, 2014.






Going Beyond ASEAN: Challenges and Opportunities for the Rise of an Indian Ocean Rim Economy and its Implications for Japan. Nikkei Global Strategy Forum, 2014



Above: Fifth Annual Conference of IORG on Climate Change in the Indian Ocean Region: Geopolitics, Energy and Security. Jointly organised by the Indian Ocean Research Group Inc and the Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University, Hyderbad. November 16 -18, 2009.

  • International Conference on Indian Ocean Regionalism: Reinvigorating IOR-ARC. Jointly hosted by the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA) and IORG. 5 - 6 May 2011, New Delhi.
  • Fourth Annual Conference of IORG on Marine Biodiversity and Fisheries in the Indian Ocean Region: Opportunities and Threats in Oman. 18 February to 20 February 2007
  • Third Annual Conference of IORG in collaboration with the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 12 - 14 July 2005
  • International Conference on Energy Security in the Indian Ocean. February 15 - 16 2004.
  • The Indian Ocean in a Globalizing World: Critical Perspectives on the 21st century. 18 - 22 November 2002.