Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation: A Brief Introduction

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is an inter-governmental forum for 21 member economies in the Pacific Rim that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. APEC was founded in 1989, following the success of a series of post-ministerial conferences that were launched in the 1980s by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Today, more than thirty years on, APEC is one of the oldest forums in the Asia-Pacific region, and exerts a significant global influence. In this course, we will examine why APEC was created, and how it has grown to become one of the highest-level multilateral trade blocs.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The history of APEC from its founding in 1989 until today.
  • The structures of APEC.
  • The contribution of APEC to regional and global politics.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the history of APEC from its founding in 1989 until today.
  2. Comprehend the structures of APEC.
  3. Appreciate the contribution of APEC to regional and global politics.
$22 Limited

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28 Jun

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