Centre Interviews

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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Richard Samuels on the US-Japan relationship

15 October 2014

In this interview, Ford International Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Samuels discusses Japan's foreign policy and its role in securing East Asian stability and its relationship with China and the US. He begins by discussing the importance of Japan to both China and the US. Watch online

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Jeffrey Bleich on trade and the alliance

15 August 2014

In this interview, visiting professor Jeffrey Bleich discusses the US–Australia relationship, saying that trade, technology, and cultural exchanges are just as important to the region as the defence partnership. Professor Bleich was formerly the US ambassador to Australia. Watch online

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Celine Shimizu on Asian American experiences in film

1 August 2014

In this interview, Centre visiting fellow Celine Shimizu discusses her work on the representation of Asian Americans and gender in film. She begins by discussing the research she is pursuing while at the Centre. Watch online

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Kathleen Burk on the US-UK relationship

17 July 2014

Centre guest Kathleen Burk is the professor emerita of modern and contemporary history at University College London. In this interview, she discusses the shared history of the United States and the United Kingdom, beginning by considering whether the relationship should be considered a special one. Watch online

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Heather Zichal on boosting energy productivity

9 April 2014

In this interview, Obama's former lead advisor on energy and climate change and Centre guest Heather Zichal discusses how shifting the focus to improving energy productivity can be a win-win for consumers and the environment. Zichal was in Australia for the 2XEP Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity. She begins by explaining the benefits of focusing on this new area. Watch online

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Dan Arvizu on generating renewable energy

9 April 2014

In this interview, chief executive of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Centre guest Dan Arvizu, discusses the future of renewable transportation fuels and the new push for energy productivity. Arvizu was in Australia for the 2XEP Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity. He begins by discussing what sets his organisation apart from other sustainability labs. Watch Online

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Tom Brunell on partisan redistricting in the US

25 March 2014

In this interview, professor of political science at the University of Texas at Dallas and 2014 Centre visiting fellow Tom Brunell discusses the challenges of and potential solutions to partisan redistricting in the US. He begins by explaining how gerrymandering has become synonymous with redistricting and the undefined legal status of the process. Watch online

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