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

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

8 June 2016

Where

Tea Rooms, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

Type

Public forum

Topics

AllianceForeign policy, defence and strategy

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.

Featuring

  • 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
    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. He was previously 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
    Member of the Board of Directors, United States Studies Centre

    L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre, a position he assumed in January 2014. He was previously Executive Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution at The Atlantic Council of the United States and prior to that Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown
    Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown
    Director of Research, United States Studies Centre

    James Brown leads the US Studies Centre’s policy-focused research programs. He was previously the Military Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. His first book was the acclaimed Anzac's Long Shadow: The Cost of Our National Obsession.