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China's conflicted policies toward its periphery

16 March 2015

The United States Studies Centre and China Studies Centre were pleased to host a roundtable discussion with special guest Michael Yahuda, Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott's School, George Washington University.

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The Role of the United States in Asia-Pacific Security

9 March 2015

The well-being and future of the United States is inextricably connected to the peaceful development of the Asia-Pacific region. President Obama has made engagement in the region a strategic priority for the United States of America. Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security discussed the United States rebalance to Asia and its efforts to further strengthen the security in the region.

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Looking Ahead: Next Steps for the Deepening Australia-US Alliance in the Asia-Pacific

21 January 2015

With few equals in the world today, the Australia-US partnership stands out for its broad base of shared interests, which are increasingly global in scope. But challenges lie ahead for this special relationship. In the first Alliance 21 conference for 2015, government, business, military and think tank leaders from Australia and the United States discussed the depth and breadth of the Australia-US partnership, and explored how to best leverage its strengths so to meet the future challenges and opportunities in relation to the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. The full-day conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC featured expert panels and keynote presentations by political, business, and academic leaders from both sides of the Pacific, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific strategic environment, trade and investment opportunities, and defence ties.

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Washington DC and LA Placement Programs Ceremony

26 November 2014

The US Studies Centre invited students participating in the 2015 Washington DC and LA Placement Programs to a farewell reception with special guest speaker, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Niels Marquardt.

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Women in Leadership Roundtable

19 November 2014

A roundtable discussion as part of the new W21 project, the 21st Century Global Women's Initiative. Hosted at the United States Studies Centre and led by project leader Melissa Grah-McIntosh.

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International Dialogue on Women in Leadership

17 November 2014

The International Dialogue on Women in Leadership opened at the close of the G20 Leaders' Summit, exploring and discussing important issues around women’s participation and global growth, gender diversity and women in leadership in government and politics, and business. The second day of the conference featured panel discussions on a range of topics.

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International Dialogue on Women in Leadership - Leaders Panel

16 November 2014

The International Dialogue on Women in Leadership opened at the close of the G20 Leaders' Summit, exploring and discussing important issues around women’s participation and global growth, gender diversity and women in leadership in government and politics, and business. Led by director of W21 - the 21st Century Women's Initiative - Melissa Grah McIntosh, the event opened with a leaders panel on the topic of Investing in Women - Leadership, Full Participation and the Global Economy.

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2014 Future Cities Program Graduation Luncheon

13 November 2014

Elected leaders and senior council staff from Future Cities Collaborative member cities, as well as participants in the Future Cities Program for 2014 and key stakeholders from the planning, local government, and urban design community attended the 2014 Future Cities Program graduation luncheon.

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Presentation of the Alliance 21 Report to the Australian Government

1 October 2014

The first report from the Alliance 21 project, The Australia-US Partnership, was presented to the Australian Government at a reception at Parliament House, Canberra. The Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston accepted the report on behalf of the government before an audience of more than 50 parliamentarians, senior bureaucrats and Alliance 21 contributors.

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2014 Future Cities Program: Study Tour

13 September 2014

Representatives from the City of Canada Bay, Gosford City Council, Hornsby Shire Council, Marrickville Council, Pittwater Council and Wollongong City Council participated in the second phase of the 2014 Future Cities Program in San Francisco, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey this month. The program helps each council develop ideas to revitalise local precincts with a focus on sustainable solutions.

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