Launch of the inaugural Asian Research Network report on America's role in the Asia-Pacific



8 June 2016


Tea Rooms, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney


Public forum

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Perth USAsia Centre launched a landmark report on public attitudes towards America, China and other major regional actors in the Asia-Pacific.

The report, the first of its kind in collaboration with regional partner institutions, features a number of provocative revelations about public opinion on trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the US-China relationship, the likelihood of conflict in the region and how Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea view their neighbours.

To launch the report and interpret the survey findings, the USSC and the Perth USAsia Centre welcomed to Australia the CEO and Editor of the FP Group (including Foreign Policy magazine) David Rothkopf.

Rothkopf joined a panel featuring Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth US Asia Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the US Studies Centre, and James Brown, Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Research at the US Studies Centre.

Launch of the inaugural Asian Research Network report on America's role in the Asia-Pacific


  • David J. Rothkopf
    CEO and Editor, The FP Group

    David J. Rothkopf was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in June 2016. Rothkopf is CEO and Editor of the FP Group, and President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf. He is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books and writes a weekly column for Foreign Policy and a regular column for CNN.

    Rothkopf is a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Chairman of the National Strategic Investment Dialogue and serves or has recently served as a member of the advisory boards of the Center for Global Development, the Center for the Study of the Presidency, the US Institute of Peace and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  • 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.

  • James Brown
    James Brown
    CEO, Space Industry Association of Australia

    James Brown is CEO of the Space Industry Association of Australia. He was previously a Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre.

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