Bill Chafe and Ray Nagin: Global America Lecture
C. Ray Nagin is the former Mayor of New Orleans. He visited Australia for the US Studies Centre National Summit in 2009 and the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Summit in 2011 and is guest lecturer with William Chafe. William Chafe is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University, USA. He was special guest speaker at the US Studies Centre's National Summit in 2007 and visited the Centre again in 2011. They are joined by Geoffrey Garrett. Geoffrey Garrett is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney.
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