The future of the Australia-US alliance: Report launch and panel discussion

The future of the Australia-US alliance: Report launch and panel discussion

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

13 June 2019

Where

Auditorium, Level 1 Admin Building, City Rd corner Eastern Ave, The University of Sydney

Type

Public forum

Cost

$10 General Admission

With the Australian federal election complete, the US 2020 presidential race well underway and a rapid increase of US-China tensions, it is time to reassess the future of Australia's relationship with the United States.

A former advisor to US Secretary of State John Kerry and a former advisor to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joined forces to look at why there are divergences between the two allies when it comes to countering China, and how to narrow those differences. 

USSC Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr John Lee launched their special report at an event in Sydney, presented their findings, and laid out their bold recommendations for navigating the relationship into the future.

Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr Elsina Wainwright moderated a discussion with the authors. 

Featuring

  • Dr Charles Edel
    Dr Charles Edel
    Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    Dr Charles Edel is Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College, and served on the US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff from 2015-2017. In that role, he advised Secretary of State John Kerry on political and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. 

  • Dr John Lee
    Dr John Lee
    Non-Resident Senior Fellow, United States Studies Centre

    Dr John Lee is a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC. From 2016-2018, he was senior adviser to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

  • Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM
    Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM
    Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre

    Elsina Wainwright is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre's Foreign Policy and Defence Program. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation (CIC).

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