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

David Smith

Race, America and the Michael Brown shooting

The shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the protests inspired by it have laid bare the racial divides that still persist across the US. Lecturer David Smith discusses the complex issues at play in Ferguson, Missouri.


Russell Trood

US marines in Australia spark debate

With the latest AUSMIN talks cementing an agreement to base 2,500 US marines in Darwin by 2017, Australia's north has become the focus of a debate around defence spending and priorities. Adjunct professor with the Centre's Defence and Security Program Russell Trood joins an expert panel to discuss the issue.

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