2 November 2011
The United States Studies Centre will provide a briefing to media representatives on the forthcoming visit to Australia by US President Barack Obama and other aspects of US-Australian relations. Geoffrey Garrett chief executive of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, a distinguished political scientist and one of Australia’s leading commentators on the US will lead the briefing. Professor Garrett will cover areas including:
- significance of the visit
- the 60th anniversary of the Australia-US political military alliance
- the foreign policy of President Obama
- China and Asia-Pacific regional issues
- APEC and the East Asian Summit
- Afghanistan and war on terror
- international trade, Doha, AUSFTA and the Trans Pacific Partnership
Professor Garrett will be joined by the US Studies Centre’s James Curran, an expert on the history of the US alliance and Tom Switzer, noted for his commentary on US and Australian politics.
This briefing is being held in conjunction with the Foreign Correspondents’ Association (Australia and South Pacific) and is open to domestic media.
WHAT: Media briefing by the US Studies Centre on President Obama’s visit to Australia
WHERE: Ground floor, US Studies Centre, Institute Building, University of Sydney, City Road, next to the Darlington Centre, 200 metres up from the City Road and Butlin Avenue/University gate intersection
WHEN: 10.15am for 10.30am, Monday 14 November 2011 with refreshments
RSVP: email@example.com by 4pm Thursday 10 November or Esther Blank M 0412 327 919
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Nina Fudala US Studies Centre E firstname.lastname@example.org T 0409 321 918
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