American Australian Association Benefit Dinner

6 June 2013

Time: 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Location: Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

Phone: (02) 9338 6988

Email: benefitdinner@aaa-aus.org

AAAThe American Australian Association hosts black tie Benefit Dinners to recognise prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business, economic, social and cultural relationships between the United States and Australia. This year was AAA was proud to honour Mr Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company and Richard Warburton AO LVO, Chairman of Westfield Retail Trust, Magellan Flagship Fund and Citigroup Pty Ltd.

Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner support the Association's Education Fund. To date, more than 150 Fellows have received awards totalling over US$4 million to pursue postgraduate and doctoral studies in critical fields, from key medical research to sustainability, at top institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Princeton.

Watch the video the Centre made for the event below

VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Tom Switzer

Russia under pressure over MH17

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor says Russia is under great pressure to permit international access to the crash site of MH17, but it might find it difficult to exert control over rebel forces in Ukraine. Can the Obama adminstration respond rise to meet the foreign policy challenge?


Kathleen Burk

How "special" is the US–UK relationship?

Centre guest Kathleen Burk, the professor emerita of modern and contemporary history at University College London, discusses the shared history of the United States and the United Kingdom, beginning by considering whether the relationship should be considered a special one.

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