Business Leadership

Ethical supply chains: An executive roundtable

2 July 2010

Hosted by the US Studies Centre and the NSW Department of State and Regional Development, the objectives of the Ethical Supply Chains executive roundtable were to inform Australian leaders about cutting edge business action and academic research in ethical supply chains and to catalyze a conversation on strategies for adapting and implementing notions of ethical supply chains in Australia. The event featured a keynote address by Dan Henkle, Senior Vice President of Global Responsibility, Gap Inc. on "Improving factory and labour conditions for sourced products".

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Trade policy in the Obama administration and the outlook for Asia- Pacific economic integration

17 June 2010

Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics Jeffrey Schott was special guest at a US Business Leadership Forum hosted by the US Studies Centre and JP Morgan. Schott spoke about Trade policy in the Obama administration and the outlook for Asia-Pacific economic integration to a distinguished group of business leaders.

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Current issues and controversies in the US

19 May 2010

David Weisbrot, Professor of Legal Policy at the US Studies Centre and former President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, and Mark Chapple, National Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie, hosted a US Business Leadership luncheon with special guest Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. Tushnet discussed  “Current issues and controversies in the US” with business leaders who attended the luncheon.

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What Australia should do about climate change

9 March 2010

In a Sydney leadership luncheon presentation jointly hosted by the US Studies Centre and Malleson Stephen Jaques, Dr James E. Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York, delivered a strong argument for moving to nuclear power.

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Asia Pacific Symposium on Entrepreneurship & Innovation

1 April 2009 - 3 April 2009

Over 140 people from Australia and overseas participated in the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation on the University of Sydney campus between April 1 and 3, 2009. The focus of the Symposium, the first to be held in Australia, was to discuss issues of innovation and entrepreneurship in Australia, provide opportunities for interchange between academic researchers, business executives and government, and look for new ways of developing innovative businesses.

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Driving innovation for competitive advantage in a turbulent environment

1 April 2009

During the first week of April, the United States Studies Centre hosted a visit from Professor Robert Burgelman, the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Burgelman is an expert in the fields of strategy, leadership and innovation, and well known for his extensive research into the corporate venturing process.

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James Gibbons: Replicating Silicon Valley - lessons for Australia

9 October 2008

The US Studies Centre and the Department of State and Regional Development co-sponsored a US Business Leadership luncheon with special guest speaker Dr James Gibbons. The lunch was hosted by Barry Buffier, Director General of the NSW Department of State and Regional Development.

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New horizons: Breaking into the US market

5 September 2008

Director of the centre's Executive Program on US Business Leadership, Professor Bruce McKern, believes that despite current concerns about the United States, the US economy is still the biggest in the world and continues to present attractive opportunities for Australian companies. But as in entering any new market, firms have to balance the opportunities against the risks. To encourage smaller Australian companies to consider expansion into the US market, the US Studies Centre ran its first New Horizons program on September 5.

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Jonathan D. Pollack: The future of US-North Asia relations

20 August 2008

The future of relations between the United States and North Asia was the topic of a dialogue between Professors Jonathan Pollack and Geoff Garrett at a CEO luncheon in Sydney. The US Leadership Forum luncheon was presented by the US Studies Centre and AMP Limited.

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Marvin Goodfriend visit

9 June 2008 - 13 June 2008

Professor Marvin Goodfriend, Chairman of The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, is a US expert on central bank policy and monetary theory. He was a guest of the Centre during the week of June 9 to 13, speaking to CEOs as part of the US Business Leadership Forums in Sydney and Melbourne, and to executive audiences at evening events in both cities.

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James Brown

Australia in firing line if US and China go to war

Associate Professor James Brown says Australia faces some tough decisions if tensions escalate between the US and China.

Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

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