Visitors

 

The US Studies Centre hosts visitors from the highest levels of government, media, think tanks and universities. Visitors to the Centre have included former Australian Prime Ministers, senior American government officials and numerous academics from universities including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale universities and the University of California Berkeley.

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Centre visitors in 2015:
 
 

June

  • Erin G. Carlston
    Professor of English at the University of Auckland
  • Tricia Jenkins
    Associate Professor of Film, TV and Digital Media at Texas Christian University
  • Jade L. Miller
    Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Stanley O. Roth
    Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
     

May

  • Thad Kousser
    Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego
  • Scott Stephens
    Specialist commentator on religion and ethics for ABC radio and television
  • Carol Schwartz AM
    Director of Stockland and Director of the Bank of Melbourne
  • Narelle Hooper
    Corporate adviser, company director and broadcaster, former editor AFR BOSS magazine
  • Andreas Leibbrandt
    Associate Professor of Economics at Monash University
  • Graeme Head
    NSW Public Service Commissioner 
  • Barry Jackson
    Former Chief of Staff for Speaker John Boehner and key advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Anthony T. Podesta
    Former advisor to President Bill Clinton
  • Richard Altman
    Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative
  • Hugh Bradlow
    Chief Scientist, Telstra Corporation
  • Tony Haymet
    Professor and Emeritus Director, Scripps Oceanography
  • Paul Bryan
    Lecturer, University of California Berkeley
  • Bruce Godfrey
    Energy Forum Chair, Australian Academy of Technology, Science and Engineering
  • Jim Lane
    Editor and Publisher, The Digest
  • Margaret Sewell
    Head of Taskforce, Energy White Paper, Australian Government
  • Hugo Llorens
    US Consul General, Sydney
  • Scott Nargar
    Product Planning Manager, Hyundai Motor Company, Australia
  • Joelle Simonpietri
    Operational Manager, Energy and Contingency Basing And Deputy, US Pacific Command Energy Team
  • Amy Kean
    Renewable Energy Advocate, NSW Department of Trade and Investment
  • Meghan Mackenzie
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Jennifer Hunt
    Adjunct, Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney
     

April

March

  • David Misch
    Screenwriter, author and director
  • Rose Gottemoeller
    Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, US Department of State 
  • Michael Yahuda
    Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University
  • David Rosen
    Expert in affordable housing finance, inclusionary housing and real estate economics
     

February

  • James L. Connaughton
    Former senior energy, natural resources and environment advisor to President George W. Bush

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Professor Erin Carlston

Professor of English at the University of Auckland


Erin G. Carlston visited the US Studies Centre in June 2015. She is Professor of English at the University of Auckland.… more


Associate Professor Tricia Jenkins


Tricia Jenkins was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in June 2015. She is Associate Professor of Film, TV and Digital Media at Texas Christian University.… more


Assistant Professor Jade Miller


Jade L. Miller was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in June 2015. She is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.… more


The Honourable Stanley O. Roth

Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs


Stanley Roth was appointed to Boeing's new position of vice president of International Government Relations in July 2006, after having served since May 2001 as vice president of International Relation… more


Professor Thad Kousser

Professor of Political Science at University of California, San Diego


Thad Kousser is a Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego, serving as the 2015 Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science.… more


Scott Stephens

Specialist commentator on religion and ethics for ABC radio and television


Scott Stephens is Editor of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website, and specialist commentator on religion and ethics for ABC radio and television. He presented two series of the critically accla… more


Carol Schwartz AM

Director of Stockland and Director of the Bank of Melbourne


Carol Schwartz is one of Australia's most dynamic business leaders with a career now spanning over two decades.… more


Narelle Hooper

Corporate adviser, company director and broadcaster, former editor AFR BOSS magazine


Narelle Hooper has been associated with the Fairfax Media’s annual Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards since their inception in 2012.… more


Associate Professor Andreas Leibbrandt

Associate Professor of Economics at Monash University


Andreas Leibbrandt is an Associate Professor of Economics at Monash University and an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow.… more


Graeme Head

New South Wales Public Service Commissioner


Graeme Head was appointed as the inaugural NSW Public Service Commissioner in October 2011.… more


Barry Jackson

Former Chief of Staff for Speaker John Boehner and key advisor to President George W. Bush


Former White House advisor to George W. Bush, Barry Jackson was a guest of the Centre in March 2009 and again in May 2015. During his 2009 visit Jackson analysed the achievements of the Bush Administr… more


Anthony Podesta

Former advisor to President Bill Clinton


Tony Podesta was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in May 2015. He is founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, the largest independent government relations and public relations firm in Washington, … more


Richard Altman

Executive Director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative


Rich Altman currently serves as Executive Director Emeritus of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI). Rich co-founded CAAFI in 2006 with Airline, Manufacturer, Airport and FAA S… more


Professor Hugh Bradlow

Chief Scientist at Telstra Corporation


Hugh S. Bradlow is Chief Scientist at Telstra Corporation in which capacity he acts as advisor to the CEO and the Board and other parts of the business on longer term technology directions and technol… more


Professor Tony Haymet

Director and Vice­‐Chancellor for Marine Sciences Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego


Tony Haymet is a distinguished scientist, educator, policy advisor and business development leader. Since 2006 he has been Distinguished Professor at Scripps Oceanography, and is now Emeritus Director… more


Dr Paul Bryan

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley


Paul Bryan is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and an Independent Consultant in the fields of Renewable and Conventional Fuels and Chemicals. From 2010 &nda… more


Bruce Godfrey

Chief Executive Officer of Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd


Bruce’s career has been built in business, innovation investment, government and technology development fields. His current role is as CEO of Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd, an Austra… more


Jim Lane

Editor and publisher of The Digest


Jim Lane, from Florida USA, is editor and publisher of The Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily, serving 1.5 million unique readers in 198 countries. He is also CEO of Ascension… more


Margaret Sewell

Head of Taskforce, Energy White Paper, Australian Government


Margaret Sewell has been the Head of the Energy Division since March 2015. Prior to that she led the Taskforce which produced the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper.… more


Amy Kean

NSW Renewable Energy Advocate


Amy Kean is Australia's first Renewable Energy Advocate, a new position established to support the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan. She has been appointed to work closely with NSW communities and ind… more


Joelle Simonpietri

Operational Manager, Energy and Contingency Basing And Deputy, US Pacific Command Energy Team


Joelle Simonpietri is an Operational Manager for US Pacific Command (PACOM) Resources Directorate, Innovation and Experimentation Division (J81) Energy team. At PACOM, she focuses on managing long-ran… more


Scott Nargar

Product Planning Manager, Hyundai Motor Company, Australia


Scott Nargar worked for NRMA Motoring & Services for ten years, starting as a Vehicle Inspector before moving into the role as Motoring Writer while judging for Australia’s Best Cars Awards.… more


Ambassador Hugo Llorens

US Consul General, Sydney


Ambassador Hugo Llorens was the Assistant Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from May 2012 to June 2013. In that position, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the largest… more


Dr Meghan Mackenzie

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney


Meghan Mackenzie was a panellist for the US Studies Centre's discussion on Drones, gender and identity in the new American way of war in May 2015.… more


Dr Jennifer Hunt

Adjunct, Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney


Jennifer Hunt was a panellist for the US Studies Centre's discussion on Drones, gender and identity in the new American way of war in May 2015.… more


Leni Schwendinger

US lighting designer and associate principal at Arup Architects


Leni Schwendinger specialises in city lighting and leads the “Nighttime Design/Global Lighting Urbanist” initiative at Arup. Her designs and artworks illuminating public spaces are located… more


George Takei

Actor and social justice activist


George Takei was a guest of the US Studies Centre in April 2015.… more


The Honourable Jeffrey Bleich

Visiting Professor & former US Ambassador to Australia


Jeffrey Bleich is the former US Ambassador to Australia. He is a Visiting Professor and a member of the Council of Advisors at the US Studies Centre.… more


David Misch

Screenwriter, author and director


David Misch visited the US Studies Centre in March 2015.… more


The Honourable Rose Gottemoeller

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, US Department of State


Rose E. Gottemoeller visited the US Studies Centre in March 2015.… more


Professor Michael Yahuda

Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University


He has been a visiting professor at several universities and institutions including among others, ANU, Adelaide University, the University of Michigan, the Chinese Foreign Affairs University, the Inst… more


Dr David Rosen

Expert in affordable housing finance, inclusionary housing and real estate economics


Dr David Paul Rosen, PhD visited the US Studies Centre as a guest of the Future Cities Collaborative in March 2015.… more


James Connaughton

Former senior energy, natural resources and environment advisor to President George W. Bush


James L. (Jim) Connaughton is the Executive Vice President at C3 Energy, a utility analytics software provider offering smart grid solutions that enable energy companies and utilities to realise the f… more


 

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