The United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of the Centre’s new CEO, Dr Michael Green, and the University’s Kirsten Andrews to its Board of Directors.

Chairman of the USSC Board, Mark Baillie, welcomed new USSC CEO Dr Michael Green, who is regarded as one of the world’s most renowned Indo-Pacific experts and brings unparalleled strategic and foreign policy experience and knowledge to the Board.

“Under his leadership of the Asia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, Mike developed one of the most extensive programs on US-Australia relations of any US think tank,” Mr Baillie said.

“We look forward to Mike leveraging his Asia and Indo-Pacific insights into the special alliance between Australia’s closest ally and increase the Centre’s impact as we strive to continue to strengthen the relationship between the two nations.”

Welcoming Ms Andrews as well, Mr Baillie acknowledged her experience at the University of Sydney as the Vice-Chancellor’s Chief of Staff and current role as Vice-Principal (External Relations).

“Kirsten’s external relations expertise for the University in the areas of industry, government, communications, and student recruitment supports the Centre’s mission to increase and optimise the impact of our engagement with stakeholders.”

Mr Baillie thanked the outgoing board member Duncan Ivison, Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, for his service to the USSC. “Duncan was a representative of the University of Sydney serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) during his time with us and we are grateful for his significant contribution to our Board.”

Dr Michael Green

Dr Michael Green is CEO and a member of the USSC Board of Directors. Previously Dr Green was senior vice president for Asia, Japan Chair, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs with responsibility for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and then as special assistant to the US President for national security affairs and senior director for Asia.

Kirsten Andrews

Kirsten Andrews is currently Vice-Principal (External Relations) at the University of Sydney. The role is the University's strategic lead for externally facing activities, with responsibility for industry, government, marketing and communications, and student recruitment. Prior to joining the University, Andrews held senior positions in government as Chief of Staff to a federal minister, and Deputy Director of Communications to the Premier of New South Wales. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (Hons) from the University of South Australia and a Master’s in public policy from the University of Sydney.

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