The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia hosted a conference for the launch of their joint publication, “State of the United States: An evolving alliance agenda”.

The half-day event featured special guests and panel discussions:

The Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO - Australian Ambassador to the United States (joining via video link from the United States)

Ambassador Atul Keshap - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (joining via video link from the United States)

Transforming the alliance for collective defence challenges

  • Greg Moriarty - Secretary, Department of Defence
  • Michael Goldman - Charge d’Affaires, US Embassy Canberra
  • Dr Huong Le Thu - Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
  • Ashley Townshend - Foreign Policy & Defence Program Director, United States Studies Centre
  • Brendan Thomas-Noone - Foreign Policy & Defence Program Research Fellow, United States Studies Centre

Managing geoeconomics, contestation and coercion

  • James Carouso - Managing Director, BowerGroupAsia and former Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy Canberra (joining via video link from Singapore)
  • Katherine Mansted - Senior Adviser Public Policy, National Security College
  • Professor Gordon Flake - CEO, Perth USAsia Centre
  • Dr Jeff Wilson - Research Director, Perth USAsia Centre
  • Hayley Channer - Senior Policy Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre

The Australia-United States bilateral economic relationship in a global context

  • Jonathan Coppel - Commissioner, Productivity Commission
  • Dr Brett Williams - Principal, Williams Trade Law
  • Dr Stephen Kirchner - Trade & Investment Program Director, United States Studies Centre