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Australian American Leadership Dialogue

The Australian American Leadership Dialogue is a bipartisan annual private initiative between Australia and the United States. The Leadership Dialogue brings together senior politicians/parliamentarians, entrepreneurs, journalists and academics from both countries to focus on strategic parameters of the bilateral relationship.

The bipartisan Leadership Dialogue aims to advance understanding between American and Australian leaders on matters of designated mutual interest, such as defense, security and conversation about our shared Asia Pacific neighborhood.

Participants engage in frank and thorough exploration of the issues on which Australia and the United States can provide critically needed leadership, working together and working cooperatively with other partners.

2013 Australian American Leadership Dialogue

Program Dates: October 13-15, 2013

Program Location:  Keoni Auditorium, Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

Beginning in 2010, the East-West Center has been host to an annual Leadership Dialogue in Honolulu, complementing the long-standing AALD which is held on alternative years in Washington, DC and a city in Australia.  The Honolulu meetings make possible interaction between the Australian leaders and American participants from the EWC, Pacific Forum CSIS, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the Pacific Command, as well as private sector figures from Hawaii and the U.S. mainland.  The Australian participants also visit the Pacific Command each year for a roundtable discussion with the US Pacific Commander and his staff.

2012 Australian American Leadership Dialogue

Program Dates: October 21-23, 2012

Program Location:  Keoni Auditorium, Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

Dialogue participants meeting at the East-West Center, October 2012.

 

Discussion at the 2012 Honolulu AALD, the fifth such symposium, focused on political developments in each country as well as the American and Australian perspectives on Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and the future role of regional organizations. Australian participants included Melissa Conley-Tyler, Chief Executive Officer Australian Institute of International Affairs Peter Jennings, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Andrew Robb, Chairman Coalition Policy Development Committee, and Joanne Wallis, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University (ANU).