2008 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.

 

Centre visitors in 2008:

  • Harry Harding
    Dean of the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia
  • David Brady
    Deputy Director of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Michael Parks
    Former Editor of the Los Angeles TImes
  • Mike Chinoy
    Former Chief Asia Correspondent, CNN
  • James Gibbons
    Former Dean of the School of Engineering, Stanford University
  • Derek Shearer
    Former US Ambassador to Finland
  • John Howard, AC
    Former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Bob Hawke, AC
    Former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Dick McCormack
    Former US Under Secretary of State
  • Jonathan Pollack
    Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, US Naval War College
  • Jeffrey Sachs
    Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Amy Kaplan
    Edward W. Kane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Peter Scher
    Former US Special Trade Ambassador
  • Matt Bai
    National politics reporter for the New York Times
  • Marvin Goodfriend
    Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Eric Foner
    Former President of the American Historical Association
  • Francis Fukuyama
    Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • Peter Schuck
    Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale University

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Professor Harry Harding

Dean of the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia


Professor Harry Harding was a guest of the US Studies Centre in November 2008. He was guest of honour at a US Business Leadership Forum luncheon, co-sponsored by Allens Arthur Robinson.… more


Professor David Brady

Deputy Director of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Professor David Brady was a guest of the US Studies Centre in February 2010. During his visit he discussed the Obama Presidency, US domestic policy and international affairs, the state of the Republic… more


Professor Michael Parks

Former Editor of the Los Angeles TImes


Professor Michael Parks visited Australia as a guest of the US Studies Centre in October 2008. He was a panellist at a public forum on "The President-Elect: What Can We Expect?" as well as guest of ho… more


Mike Chinoy

Former Chief Asia Correspondent, CNN


Distinguished American journalist and commentator Mike Chinoy was a guest of the US Studies Centre in October 2008. He was a panellist at a public forum on "The Foreign Policy of Obama and McCain: Whi… more


Dr James Gibbons

Former Dean of the School of Engineering, Stanford University


In October 2008, the US Studies Centre and the Department of State and Regional Development co-sponsored a US Business Leadership luncheon with special guest speaker Dr James Gibbons.… more


Ambassador Derek Shearer

Former US Ambassador to Finland


In September 2008, Ambassador Derek Shearer, Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs and Director of Global Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, delivered a lunch time lecture… more


The Honourable John Howard, AC

Former Prime Minister of Australia


Former Prime Minister John Howard is a member of the US Studies Centre Council of Advisors.… more


The Honourable Bob Hawke, AC

Former Prime Minister of Australia


Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke is a member of the US Studies Centre Council of Advisors.… more


Ambassador Dick McCormack

Former US Under Secretary of State


Dick McCormack has a distinguished career in the US public service. From March 2004 until being named to his current role in July 2006, he served as senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and Inte… more


Professor Jonathan Pollack

Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, US Naval War College


The future of relations between the United States and North Asia was the topic of a dialogue between Professors Jonathan Pollack and Geoff Garrett at a CEO luncheon in August 2008. The US Leadership F… more


Professor Jeffrey Sachs

Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University


One of the world's leading economists, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, was the guest of honour at a dinner hosted by US Studies Centre chief executive Professor Geoffrey Garrett on 15 July 2008. Professor Sa… more


Professor Amy Kaplan

Edward W. Kane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania


Amy Kaplan is Edward W. Kane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and is best known for her study of the culture of American imperialism. She is author of The Anarchy of Empire in t… more


Peter Scher

Former US Special Trade Ambassador


Peter Scher, former United States Special Trade Ambassador, delivered a lecture to guests of the United States Studies Centre on 24 June 2008.… more


Matt Bai

National politics reporter for the New York Times


Matt Bai was a guest lecturer at the US Studies Centre in June 2008. He spoke on the topic: US Political Journalism - The Next Generation.… more


Professor Marvin Goodfriend

Chairman of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


Professor Marvin Goodfriend, was a guest of the Centre during the week of 9 - 13 June 2008. Professor Goodfriend spoke to CEO luncheons of the US Business Leadership Forum in Sydney and Melbourne, and… more


Professor Eric Foner

Former President of the American Historical Association


In June 2008, Professor Eric Foner delivered a public lecture hosted by the United States Studies Centre and Sydney Ideas. He traced how Americans have thought about the key concept of freedom through… more


Dr Francis Fukuyama

Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University


Francis Fukuyama was a guest of the US Studies Centre in May 2008. A public event was held at the Seymour Centre where Dr Fukuyama conversed with US Studies Centre CEO,  Geoffrey Garrett on a wid… more


Professor Peter Schuck

Baldwin Professor of Law, Yale University


Professor Peter H. Schuck delivered a talk at the US Studies Centre in early 2008. He spoke about the electoral process in the US and provided analysis of the leading US presidential candidates.… more


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