Centre Interviews

John Howard reflects on US–Australia trade

9 July 2015

The Centre marked ten years of the Australia–US Free Trade Agreement with a conference in Sydney last week, and research associate Tom Switzer used the occasion to interview John Howard, the prime minister of Australia at the time the agreement was signed. In this podcast, Switzer and Howard discuss the successes of the agreement, as well as American investment in Australia and US–China–Australia relations. Listen online

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Anthony Podesta talks campaigns and lobbying

4 June 2015

Anthony Podesta, former advisor to President Bill Clinton and founder and chairman of government relations and public relations firm The Podesta Group, talks to us about lobbying, the 2016 presidential race, and campaign fundraising in this video interview. Watch online

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The influence of lobbyists on US foreign policy

2 June 2015

Lecturer Gorana Grgic speaks with Thad Kousser the 2015 Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science about the unexpected links between lobbyists and US foreign policy. Kousser visited the Centre in May. Listen online

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How powerful are US state governors?

2 June 2015

Lecturer Sarah Graham speaks with Thad Kousser, the 2015 Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, about the powers of state governors in the US political system. Kousser visited the Centre in May. Watch online

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Barry Jackson on the Republican caucus and 2016 election

14 May 2015

Former chief of staff to House Speaker John Boehner and key advisor to President George W. Bush Barry Jackson looks at the Republican field in 2016 and grades the performance of the Republicans in Congress. Watch online

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Sarah Graham on studying the United States

22 January 2015

In this Interview, lecturer Sarah Graham discusses the Centre undergraduate units she will be teaching in 2015 and the benefits of studying the United States. She begins by discussing her research interests and her current project into the US-India relationship. Watch online

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James Brown on the Australia-US alliance

10 December 2014

In this interview, incoming director of the Alliance 21 project James Brown discusses the current state of the US-Australia alliance and the challenges that face it. He begins by discussing what has been achieved by the project so far and the focuses of the second phase. Watch online

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Melissa Grah-McIntosh on global gender inequality

12 November 2014

In this interview, director of the Centre's Women in Leadership initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh previews the International Dialogue on Women in Leadership in Brisbane on 16-17 November. She begins by discussing why gender equality is an important global issue that needs to be addressed by G20 leaders. Watch online

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Melissa Grah-McIntosh on improving gender equality

29 October 2014

According to a new report released by the World Economic Forum on closing the gender gap, Australia is falling behind on women's political empowerment and remains outside the top ten countries on economic participation. Director of the Centre's Women in Leadership initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh discusses the upcoming International Dialogue on Women in Leadership and why gender equality remains an important issue for the US, Australia, and the world. Watch online

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Rodney Taveira on The Wire and American TV

29 October 2014

In this interview, Centre lecturer Rodney Taveira discusses the cult television show The Wire, what it reveals about American culture and how television offers a window into contemporary issues in the US. He begins by outlining our postgraduate event TV Nation: What The Wire, Girls and House of Cards can teach us about America. Watch online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Green

Michael J. Green on ANZUS Alliance report

Michael J. Green of the Centre for International and Strategic Studies, who has co-authored a report on the ANZUS Alliance in an Ascending Asia, says Australia and the United States must work together to best respond to China's rise. The report was launched at the US Studies Centre.


AUSFTA

Australia–US Free Trade Agreement ten year anniversary conference

Watch full video of the sessions from the Centre's conference marking ten years of the US–Australia Free Trade Agreement.

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