US Politics Web Series with special guests Jeff Bleich and Chelsey Martin

Part of the series



6 November 2020




(Perth time: 10.00-11.00am AWST)

The Perth USAsia Centre and United States Studies Centre host a monthly web series in which our CEOs review the latest in US politics with a focus on the US election and US-Indo-Pacific relations.

This month's distinguished guests Jeff Bleich, former US Ambassador to Australia and Chelsey Martin, former Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles discussed the US election results with USSC CEO Simon Jackman and Perth USAC CEO Gordon Flake.


  • Chelsey Martin
    Chelsey Martin
    Partner and Managing Director, Bondi Partners

    Chelsey Martin is a member of the United States Studies Centre’s Board of Directors. She is also Partner and Managing Director of the business advisory firm Bondi Partners. Prior to joining Bondi Partners, she served as Australia’s Consul-General in Los Angeles, with responsibility for Australia’s relationship with the United States South West.

  • Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich
    Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich
    Former US Ambassador to Australia

    Jeffrey Bleich is a former US Ambassador to Australia. He was previously a Distinguished Ambassadorial Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman

    Professor Simon Jackman was Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre from April 2016 to May 2022. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.

  • Professor Gordon Flake
    Professor Gordon Flake
    Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre

    Professor Gordon Flake is a member of the US Studies Centre's Board of Directors. He is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia.


Part of the series

Election Watch

Since 2008 the United States Studies Centre has been helping make sense of the US presidential elections with a series of events featuring Centre experts and visitors.

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