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

Brendon O'Connor

Australia, the US, and the War on Terror

With Australia raising its terror alert level to high and Obama announcing a plan of action in the Middle East, debates about the alliance and its role in the War on Terror are re-emerging. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins an expert panel to discuss the next steps in Iraq and Syria.


Tom Switzer

Obama lays out plan for Iraq and Syria

Barack Obama's major address on his Islamic State strategy promised air strikes but can a satisfactory resolution be reached without ground troops? Research associate Tom Switzer joins a panel to read between the lines of the President's speech.

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