Conference | State of the United States: An evolving alliance agenda

Conference | State of the United States: An evolving alliance agenda

A half day conference for the publication launch of “State of the United States: An evolving alliance agenda”

When

7.30am–1.30pm

16 March 2021

Where

Hotel Realm, National Ballroom, 18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

Type

Conference

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
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