The New Special Relationship: The U.S. Australia Alliance Deepens

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When: Apr 28 2015 - 12:00pm until Apr 28 2015 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, Sixth Floor Conference Room
What:

The New Special Relationship: The U.S. Australia Alliance Deepens

*Featuring the NEW Asia Matters for America Initiative Publication Australia Matters for America/America Matters for Australia*

An Asia Pacific Security Seminar featuring:

Dr. Bates Gill
Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney 

H.E. Kim Beazley

Australian Ambassador to the United States

The New Special Relationship: The U.S. Australia Alliance Deepens from East-West Center on Vimeo.


Dr. Bates Gill Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

The East-West Center in Washington held a special briefing on the recently-published article "The New Special Relationship: The U.S. Australia Alliance Deepens"co-authored by Dr. Bates Gill and Tom Switzer and appearing in Foreign Affairs, which assesses the growing importance of Australia for US security, diplomacy, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific and argues for even deeper engagement with Australia. Dr. Gill presented this report and discussed its findings as they would apply to the future trajectory of the US-Australia alliance. The Honorable Kim Beazley, the current Australian Ambassador to the United States, also made remarks on the US-Australia alliance. 

In partnership with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia, the East-West Center in Washington launched its new Australia Matters for America/America Matters for Australia publication on Capitol Hill in March. Celebrating the US-Australia alliance and 10th anniversary of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, the Australia Matters publication highlights the broad spectrum of US-Australia relations in the fields of trade, investment, people to people ties, and cultural exchanges.Ambassador Beazley highlighted the usefulness of the the new Australia Matters for America/America Matters for Australia publication.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Bates Gill is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to his position in Sydney, he was Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2007-2012), held the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and was Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and the inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He received his PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. 

H.E. Kim Beazley was a Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments (1983-96) holding, at various times, the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training, Aviation, and Special Minister of State. He was Deputy Prime Minister (1995-96) and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition (1996-01 and 2005-06). Mr Beazley served on parliamentary committees, including the Joint Intelligence Committee and the Joint Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. After his retirement from politics in 2007, Mr Beazley was appointed Winthrop Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. In July 2008 he was appointed Chancellor of the Australian National University, a position he held until December 2009. Mr Beazley took up his appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010. 


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