A world-renowned Indo-Pacific expert, at this event, USSC CEO Dr Michael Green discussed his new book "Line of Advantage: Japan’s Grand Strategy in the Era of Abe Shinzō" with USSC Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr Lavina Lee. Published in March this year, the book draws from Dr Green’s long-standing connection with former Prime Minister Abe Shinzō. It provides a unique political and historical context for Japan’s new grand strategy and our understanding of the role of US alliances in the Indo-Pacific.
Opening remarks are provided by Vice Chancellor of the University of Sydney Mark Scott and closing remarks by USSC Chairman Mark Baillie.
Dr Michael J. Green
Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre
Dr Michael Jonathan Green is chief executive officer at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. 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.
Dr Lavina Lee
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre
Dr Lavina Lee is Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, Sydney. In 2020, the Defence Minister appointed Dr Lee to the Council of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. She was previously a Director of the Institute for Regional Security. Prior to joining Macquarie University in 2007, she was a political risk consultant with Control Risks Group.