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.

View our visitors by year: 20142013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

 

Centre visitors in 2014:
 

September


August

  • Amy Searight
    US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
  • Jeffrey Bleich
    Former US Ambassador to Australia
  • Mike Chinoy
    Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California


July

  • James Goldrick
    Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales
  • Rory Medcalf
    Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute
  • Stephan Frühling
    Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University


June

  • Peter Park
    Design critic in urban planning and design
  • Colin Cathcart
    Associate Professor of Architecture at Fordham University
  • Tony Wood
    Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute 
  • Innes Willox
    Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group
  • Andrew Stoler
    Former Deputy Director of the World Trade Organization 
  • Richard L. Simcock, II
    Deputy Commander, US Marine Corps Forces Pacific
  • Daniel Russel
    US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs 
  • Andrew Robb
    Minister for Trade and Investment  
  • John Pollaers
    Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Brands 
  • Tanya Plibersek
    Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development 
  • Douglas Paal
    Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 
  • Brendan Nelson
    Director of the Australian War Memorial 
  • Jason Miller
    Deputy Director, National Economic Council, The White House 
  • Peter Leahy, AC
    Former Chief of the Australian Army 
  • Roy Krzywosinski
    Managing Director, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
  • Kevin Kolevar
    Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, The Dow Chemical Company 
  • Ian Kemish
    Strategic Advisor, Government Relations at ExxonMobil 
  • David Johnston
    Minister for Defence 
  • Allan Gyngell
    Former Director-General of the Office of National Assessments 
  • Michael Froman
    United States Trade Representative 
  • Martin Ferguson, AM
    Former Minister for Resources and Energy 
  • Karl Eikenberry
    William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University 
  • John Daley
    Chief Executive Officer of the Grattan Institute  
  • Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC
    Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia 
  • Julie Bishop
    Minister for Foreign Affairs 
  • John Berry
    United States Ambassador to Australia 
  • Grant Aldonas
    Principal Managing Director of Split Rock International 
  • Graeme Head
    New South Wales Public Service Commissioner 
  • Thia Jang Ping
    Director of the Transformation Office and the Security and Resilience Programme Directorate in the Singapore Ministry of Finance 
  • Richard Thaler
    Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago 
  • Cass Sunstein
    Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School 
  • Maya Shankar
    Senior Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
  • Michael Norton
    Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School 
  • Donald Low
    Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 
  • David Laibson
    Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University 
  • Michael Hiscox
    Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University 
  • David Halpern
    Chief Executive of the United Kingdom's Behavioural Insight Team 
  • Mia Garlick
    Head of Policy for Facebook in Australia and New Zealand 
  • Iris Bohnet
    Academic Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Max Bazerman
    Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School


May

  • Peter Robertson
    Professor in Economics at the University of Western Australia
  • John A. Ferejohn
    Professor of Politics and The Samuel Tilden Professor of Law at New York University
  • Matthew P. Goodman
    William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Victoria A. Farrar-Myers
    Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Alexey D. Muraviev
    Head of the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies at Curtin University


April

  • Michael Dieden
    Company Principal, Creative Housing Associates 
  • Stephen Walt
    Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations at Harvard University 


March


February

  • Richard Haass
    President of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Chu Shulong 
    Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Tsinghua University
  • Sieglinde Lemke
    Professor of American and Cultural Studies at the University of Freiburg

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Professor Wu Xinbo

Director at the Center for American Studies at Fudan University


Dr Wu Xinbo visited the US Studies Centre in September 2014.… more


Ambassador Christopher Hill

Former US Ambassador to Iraq


Ambassador Christopher Hill was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in September 2014.… more


Ambassador James Jeffrey

Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute


Ambassador James F. Jeffrey was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in September 2014.… more


Bradford Smith

President of the Foundation Center


Bradford K. Smith visited the US Studies Centre in September 2014.… more


Jeffrey Falkenstein

Vice President of Data Architecture at the Foundation Center


Jeffrey Falkenstein was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in September 2014.… more


Dr Amy Searight

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia


Dr Amy Searight was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in September 2014.… 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


Mike Chinoy

Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California


Mike Chinoy is a Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California (USC), where he is responsible for preparing video/multi-media material on China for audiences beyon… more


Rear Admiral James Goldrick, AO

Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales


RADM James Goldrick was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in July 2014.… more


Rory Medcalf

Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute


Rory Medcalf was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in July 2014.… more


Dr Stephan Frühling

Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University


Dr Stephan Frühling was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in July 2014.… more


Peter Park

Design critic in urban planning and design


Peter J. Park was a guest of the Future Cities Program in June 2014.… more


Associate Professor Colin Cathcart

Associate Professor of Architecture at Fordham University


Born in Frontier, Saskatchewan in 1955, Colin Cathcart received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in 1978 and was awarded the AIA Medal upon receiving his Master of A… more


Tony Wood

Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute


Tony Wood joined Grattan Institute to lead the Energy Program in mid-2011. Since then he and his team have delivered four major reports on energy and climate change and he has developed a strong profi… more


Innes Willox

Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group


Innes Willox is chief executive of the Australian Industry Group, a leading industry organisation representing businesses in sectors including manufacturing, defence, ICT and labour hire.… more


Andrew Stoler

Former Deputy Director of the World Trade Organization


Andrew Stoler is a consultant on international trade issues and negotiations. He was the leader of the US Studies Centre's Alliance 21 Trade and Investment theme for two years. He is also a senior adv… more


Major General Richard L. Simcock, II

Deputy Commander, US Marine Corps Forces Pacific


Major General Simcock was commissioned a second lieutenant in May 1983.… more


Daniel Russel

US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs


Daniel Russel is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to his appointment as assistant secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr Russel served at the White House as special assistant to the presid… more


The Honourable Andrew Robb AO MP

Minister for Trade and Investment


Mr Robb has qualifications in Agricultural Science and a first class Honours Degree in Economics. After working as an animal health officer and agricultural economist, in the 1980s he became executive… more


John Pollaers

Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Brands


John joined Pacific Brands in September 2012 as chief executive officer and executive director.… more


The Honourable Tanya Plibersek

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development


Ms Plibersek studied communications at university and after graduating worked in the Domestic Violence Unit of the NSW Ministry for the Status and Advancement of Women.… more


Dr Douglas H. Paal

Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Dr Douglas Paal is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.… more


The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson

Director of the Australian War Memorial


Dr Brendan Nelson commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial in 2012.… more


Jason Miller

Deputy Director, National Economic Council, The White House


Jason Miller is the special assistant to the president and deputy director of National Economic Council (NEC) in the White House. Mr Miller leads economic policy coordination on manufacturing and inno… more


Lieutenant General Peter Leahy, AC

Former Chief of the Australian Army


Peter Leahy retired in July 2008 after a six year term as chief of army. Leahy held command of the Australian Army during a period of unprecedented operational activity, challenge, tempo and change. R… more


Roy Krzywosinski

Managing Director of Chevron Australia Pty Ltd


Roy Krzywosinski is a member of the US Studies Centre Council of Advisors.… more


Kevin Kolevar

Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, The Dow Chemical Company


Kevin Kolevar is the vice president of government affairs and public policy for The Dow Chemical Company. Mr Kolevar manages US federal, state and international government affairs and oversees the leg… more


Ian Kemish AM

Strategic Advisor, Government Relations at ExxonMobil


Mr Ian Kemish AM is strategic advisor, Asia Pacific government relations at ExxonMobil Corporation.… more


Senator The Honourable David Johnston

Minister for Defence


David Johnston graduated with a law degree from the University of Western Australia in 1979.… more


Allan Gyngell AO

Former Director-General of the Office of National Assessments


Allan Gyngell was director-general of the Office of National Assessments (ONA) from 2009 to 2013. … more


Ambassador Michael Froman

United States Trade Representative


Michael Froman was sworn in as the 11th United States Trade Representative (USTR) on June 21, 2013. As USTR, he is President Obama’s principal advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on internation… more


The Honourable Martin Ferguson AM

Former Minister for Resources and Energy


The Honourable Martin Ferguson AM is non-executive director at BG Group, an international energy business focused on exploration, production and liquefied national gas. Mr Ferguson is also chairman of… more


Ambassador Karl Eikenberry

William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University


Ambassador Karl Eikenberry is the William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and is a distinguished fellow with the Shorenstein Asia-Pac… more


John Daley

Chief Executive Officer of the Grattan Institute


John Daley has 20 years’ experience spanning policy, academic, government and corporate roles at the University of Melbourne, the University of Oxford, the Victorian Department of Premier and Ca… more


His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia


Peter Cosgrove was born in Sydney in 1947. The son of a soldier, he attended Waverley College in Sydney and graduated in 1968 from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He was awarded the Military Cro… more


The Honourable Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs


The Honourable Julie Bishop MP is the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Australia's Federal Coalition Government. She is also the deputy leader of the Liberal Party and has served as the Member for Curt… more


Ambassador John Berry

United States Ambassador to Australia


John Berry presented his credentials to Governor General Quentin Bryce on September 25, 2013, becoming the 25th US Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia. As Ambassador, he seeks to strengthen th… more


Grant Aldonas

Principal Managing Director of Split Rock International


Grant Aldonas is the founder and principal managing director of Split Rock International, a business and public policy consultancy.… more


Graeme Head

New South Wales Public Service Commissioner


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


Dr Thia Jang Ping

Director of the Transformation Office and the Security and Resilience Programme Directorate in the Singapore Ministry of Finance


Dr Thia Jang Ping is the director of the Transformation Office and the Security and Resilience Programme Directorate in the Singapore Ministry of Finance. His key responsibilities include overseeing t… more


Professor Richard Thaler

Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago


Richard Thaler is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics and director of the Center for Decision Research at the University of Chicago Booth S… more


Professor Cass Sunstein

Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School


Cass Sunstein is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He graduated in 1975 from Harvard College and in 1978 from Harvard Law School magna cum laude.… more


Dr Maya Shankar

Senior Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


Maya Shankar is senior advisor to the deputy director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She leads the Social and Behavioral Sciences Initiative, which seeks to translate acad… more


Associate Professor Michael Norton

Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School


Michael Norton is a member of the Harvard Behavioural Insights Group.… more


Donald Low

Associate Dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


Mr Donald Low is Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Besides leading the School’s executive education efforts, he also has administrati… more


Professor David Laibson

Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University


David Laibson is a member of the Harvard Behavioural Insights Group.… more


Professor Michael Hiscox

Director of the STAR Lab at the US Studies Centre and Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University


Michael J. Hiscox is the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. He received his B. Econ. (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney in 1989 and his Ph.D in … more


David Halpern

CEO of the UK Behavioural Insights Team


David Halpern is the chief executive of the United Kingdom's Behavioural Insight Team, widely known as the "Nudge Unit" and has also recently been appointed the UK National What Works Adviser. He is a… more


Mia Garlick

Head of Policy for Facebook in Australia and New Zealand


Mia Garlick is the Head of Policy for Facebook in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Facebook, Mia was the assistant secretary for digital economy and convergence strategy at the Department o… more


Professor Iris Bohnet

Academic Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School


Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, is the Academic Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also the co-director of the Behavioral Insights Group, director of the Women and Public Policy Progr… more


Professor Max Bazerman

Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School


Max Bazerman is co-chair of the Harvard Behavioral Insights Group. He is also the co-director of the Center for Public Leadership (with David Gergen) at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Jesse Isidor… more


Professor Peter Robertson

Professor in Economics at the University of Western Australia


Peter Robertson is a Professor in Economics at the University of Western Australia and was formerly at the University of New South Wales and the Productivity Commission. He was educated at the Univers… more


Professor John A. Ferejohn

Professor of Politics and The Samuel Tilden Professor of Law at New York University


John Ferejohn is the Samuel Tilden Professor of Law at New York University.… more


Matthew Goodman

William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies


Matthew P. Goodman holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS. The Simon Chair examines current issues in international economic policy, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific.… more


Professor Victoria Farrar-Myers

Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington


Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, PhD is a Full Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. She specialises in the American presidency, preside… more


Dr Alexey Muraviev

Head of the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies at Curtin University


Alexey D. Muraviev is Head of the Department of Social Sciences and International Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He is a Coordinator of the International Relations and Nationa… more


Michael Dieden

Company Principal of Creative Housing Associates


Michael Dieden is Company Principal at Creative Housing Associates where he is currently head of site acquisition, pre-development design, entitlements and marketing. He visited the US Studies Ce… more


Professor Stephen Walt

Robert and Renee Belfer Professsor of International Affairs at Harvard University


Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professsor of International Affairs at Harvard University. He was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in April 2014.… more


Carol Giacomo

New York Times editorial board member


Carol Giacomo, a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades before joining The Times editorial board… more


Dr Richard Haass

President of the Council on Foreign Relations


Dr Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a position he has held for more than a decade. He was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in March 2014.… more


Professor Chu Shulong

Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Tsinghua University


Dr Chu Shulong is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the School of Public Policy and Management and is the deputy director of the Institute of International Strategic and … more


Professor Sieglinde Lemke

Professor of American and Cultural Studies at the University of Freiburg


Sieglinde Lemke is the author of Vernacular Matters in American Literature (Palgrave, 2009) and Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism (Oxford UP, 1998).… more


 

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