The Centre hosted a number of events with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop in the United States last week as part of the G’Day USA program.

In Washington DC, Bishop addressed a packed house at the Centre for a New American Security (CNAS). Her speech on Australia’s view of Asia’s rapidly evolving security and economic dynamics was followed by a panel discussion with US Congressman Matthew Salmon and CNAS CEO Michèle Flournoy.

In California, Bishop joined a closed door discussion on the Middle East at RAND Corporation.

She also spoke at the US–Australian Dialogue at the University of California, Los Angeles, which also featured remarks from Centre senior lecturer David Smith, adjunct professor Robert Hill, and Alliance 21 non-resident fellow Elsina Wainwright.

A number of Centre students also took part in these events as part of the G’Day USA American Insights Tour. The nine-day program offers postgraduate students the opportunity to connect with high-profile officials, business leaders, and academics across the United States.