Without America: Australia in the new Asia

Hugh White on his Quarterly Essay

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

29 November 2017

Where

Law Lounge, New Law Building Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

Topics

Foreign policy, defence and strategy

Cost

Free, registration required

In his latest contribution to the Quarterly Essay, Hugh White shows that the contest between America and China is classic power politics of the harshest kind. He argues that we are heading for an unprecedented future, one without an English-speaking great and powerful friend to keep us secure and protect our interests. White sketches what the new Asia will look like, and how China could use its power.

Join the author in conversation with the Centre’s Acting Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy Ashley Townshend and moderator Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown. Together, they'll examine developments in America’s Asia policy and US-China relations, and discuss the implications for Australia and other regional allies.

Featuring

  • Professor Hugh White, AO
    Professor Hugh White, AO
    Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University

    Hugh White AO was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in 2011 and 2014. White is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. His work focuses primarily on Australian strategic and defence policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, and global strategic affairs especially as they influence Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

  • Ashley Townshend
    Ashley Townshend
    Acting Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy, United States Studies Centre

    Ashley Townshend is Acting Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy at the United States Studies Centre. He works on US-Asia relations, alliance politics, and international security. He also lectures at the University of Sydney and previously worked at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown
    Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown
    Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy (leave of absence), United States Studies Centre

    James Brown is Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is currently on leave without pay until 2018 to perform the voluntary role of President, RSL NSW.