Kurt Campbell on the US, Australia and China

When

5.30pm–6.30pm

14 March 2013

Where

Customs House, Sydney

Type

Public forum

Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Kurt Campbell, said he was bullish about the US/China relationship in his first public address since leaving office earlier this year.

Widely recognised as a key architect of the Obama administration’s pivot to Asia, Dr Campbell was a central figure in advancing the US-China relationship and was a key player in the historic normalisation of bilateral ties between the United States and Burma/Myanmar. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group and is writing a book about his experiences in the Obama administration with the title The Pivot.

The presentation, part of the United States Studies Centre’s Alliance 21 project, was followed by a Q&A session moderated by Centre Chief Executive and US-China expert Professor Bates Gill.

Featuring

  • Dr Kurt Campbell
    Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

    As the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2009 to early 2013, Kurt Campbell was a central figure in advancing the US-China relationship and was a key player in the historic normalisation of bilateral ties between the United States and Burma/Myanmar. He is currently Chairman...

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