During his visit to Australia, Michael Parks attended a luncheon and roundtable discussion on America at the Crossroads with students and staff at the US Studies Centre.

The luncheon gave students and staff a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk with the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. A range of topics were discussed from the changing nature of media in light of on-line newspapers and journals to the medias' portrayal of the presidential candidates in the recent American election.