2011 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 2011:

December

November

  • Dr Nicole T. Carter
    Specialist in Natural Resources Policy with the US Congressional Research Service
  • Dr Tony Press
    CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre
  • Tim Minchin
    Professor of Historical and European Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne

October

  • Ian Tyrrell
    Scientia Professor of History at the University of New South Wales
  • Harvey L. Pitt
    Former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Shanto Iyengar
    Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University

September

  • C. Ray Nagin
    Former Mayor of New Orleans
  • Martha Schwartz
    Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design
  • William Chafe
    Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University

August

  • Martin Kaplan
    Norman Lear Professor of Entertainment, Media and Society at the University of Southern California
  • Daniel Kahneman
    Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics and Professor of Psychology at Princeton University
  • Thomas Friedman
    Internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist and recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes

June

  • Jeffrey Bader
    Former Senior Director for East Asian Affairs on the United States National Security Council
  • Julie Bishop
    Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Jeffrey Bleich
    United States Ambassador to Australia
  • Robert Bonner
    Former Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection
  • Nicholas Burns
    Sultan of Oman Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and former United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Bob Carr
    Former Premier of New South Wales
  • Peter Cosgrove AC MC
    Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University and former Chief of the Australian Defence Force
  • Gareth Evans AO QC
    Chancellor of the Australian National University and former Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Leah Farrall
    Former senior Counter Terrorism Intelligence Analyst at the Australian Federal Police and author of the blog All Things Counter Terrorism
  • Douglas Feith
    Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for National Security Strategies, Hudson Institute and former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Adam Garfinkle
    Editor of The American Interest and former speechwriter for Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice
  • Allan Gyngell AO
    Director-General of the Office of National Assessments and founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy
  • Robert Kaplan
    National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security
  • Peter Khalil
    Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney
  • Stephen Krasner
    Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University and former Director of Policy Planning at the United States Department of State
  • Michael L'Estrange AO
    Director of the National Security College at the Australian National University and former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Martine Letts
    Deputy Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Red Cross
  • Anatol Lieven
    Professor of War Studies at King's College London and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation
  • Robert McClelland
    Attorney-General of Australia
  • Nicola McGarrity
    Director of the Terrorism and Law Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales
  • Paul McGeough
    Senior Foreign Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Bill Paterson
    Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Michael Pezzullo
    Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and former Deputy Secretary Strategy of the Department of Defence
  • Dennis Richardson AO
    Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former Director-General of ASIO
  • Amin Saikal AM
    Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University
  • Lynn Vavreck
    Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Michael Wesley
    Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy
  • Hugh White
    Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University and former Deputy Secretary in the Department of Defence

May

  • Ben Wildavsky
    Senior scholar in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Christopher Parker
    Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science at the University of Washington

April

  • Steve Ross
    Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Co-director of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities
  • Bob Putnam
    Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University
  • Matthew Sag
    Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law
  • Gregory Crewdson
    Adjunct Professor of Photography at the Yale University School of Art

March

  • Richard Altman
    Executive Director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative

February

January

  • John Gastil
    Professor, Department of Communication at the University of Washington
  • Lynnette Abbott
    Vice Dean, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia
  • Mark Adams
    Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Sydney
  • Dennis Angers
    Senior Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Jeff Baldock
    Stream Leader, Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, CSIRO
  • Dan Binkley
    Professor, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
  • Michael Bird
    Federation Fellow, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University
  • Phil Brookes
    Head of Soil Microbial Biomass Group, Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems Department, Rothamsted
  • Claire Chenu
    Chair of Soil Science, UMR Bioemco, AgroParisTech
  • John Crawford
    Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, University of Sydney
  • Julie Jastrow
    Senior Scientist in the Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Rattan Lal
    Director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University
  • Johannes Lehmann
    Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry and Soil fertility Management, Cornell University
  • Alex McBratney
    Pro-Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, University of Sydney
  • Tony O'Donnell
    Dean of Sciences, University of Western Australia
  • William Parton
    Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
  • David Whitehead
    Principal Investigator, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
  • Iain Young
    Head, School of Environmental & Rural Science at the University of New England, Armidale
  • Michael Zimmerman
    Senior Research Associate, School Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University

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Tony Press

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Professor Tim Minchin

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Professor Martha Schwartz

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Jeffrey Bader

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The Honourable Julie Bishop

Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich

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Robert Bonner

Former Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection


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Professor Nicholas Burns

Sultan of Oman Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and former United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs


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The Honourable Bob Carr

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs


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General Peter Cosgrove AC MC

Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University and former Chief of the Australian Defence Force


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The Honourable Gareth Evans AO QC

Chancellor of the Australian National University and former Minister for Foreign Affairs


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Leah Farrall

Research Associate in Counter Terrorism


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Douglas Feith

Former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy


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Adam Garfinkle

Editor of The American Interest and former speechwriter for Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice


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Allan Gyngell AO

Director-General of the Office of National Assessments and founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy


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Robert Kaplan

National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security


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Associate Professor Peter Khalil

Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney


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Professor Stephen Krasner

Professor of International Relations at Stanford University and former Director of Policy Planning at the United States Department of State


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Michael L'Estrange AO

Director of the National Security College at the Australian National University and former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Martine Letts

Deputy Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Red Cross


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Professor Anatol Lieven

Professor of War Studies at King’s College London and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation


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The Honourable Robert McClelland

Attorney-General of Australia


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Nicola McGarrity

Director of the Terrorism and Law Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales


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Paul McGeough

Senior Foreign Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald


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Bill Paterson

Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Michael Pezzullo

Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service


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Dennis Richardson, AO

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Professor Amin Saikal

Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University


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Lynn Vavreck

Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles


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Professor Michael Wesley

Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy


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Professor Hugh White

Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University and former Deputy Secretary in the Department of Defence


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Ben Wildavsky

Senior scholar in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Ben Wildavsky is a senior scholar in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He is the author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World, which won t… more


Professor Christopher Parker

Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science at the University of Washington


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Professor Steve Ross

Professor of History at the University of Southern California and Co-director of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities


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Professor Robert Putnam

Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University


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Associate Professor Matthew Sag

Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law


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Professor Gregory Crewdson

Adjunct Professor of Photography at the Yale University School of Art


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Richard Altman

Executive Director of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative


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Alan Michelson

Native American artist


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The Honourable John Howard, AC

Former Prime Minister of Australia


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Professor John Gastil

Professor, Department of Communication at the University of Washington


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Professor Lynette Abbott

Vice Dean, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia


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Professor Mark Adams

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Sydney


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Dr Denis Angers

Senior Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


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Dr Jeff Baldock

Stream Leader, Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, CSIRO


Jeff was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor Dan Binkley

Professor, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University


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Professor Michael Bird

Federation Fellow, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University


Michael was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor Phil Brookes

Head of Soil Microbial Biomass Group, Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems Department, Rothamsted Research


Phil was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor Claire Chenu

Chair of Soil Science, UMR Bioemco, AgroParisTech


Claire was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor John Crawford

Chair in Sustainable Agriculture, University of Sydney


John was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Dr Julie Jastrow

Senior Scientist in the Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory


Julie was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor Rattan Lal

Director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University


Rattan was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Associate Professor Johannes Lehmann

Department of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management, Cornell University


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Professor Alex McBratney

Pro-Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, University of Sydney


Alex was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor Tony O'Donnell

Dean of Sciences, University of Western Australia


Tony was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor William Parton

Professor, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University


Bill was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Dr David Whitehead

Principal Investigator, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre


David was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Professor Iain Young

Head, School of Environmental & Rural Science at the University of New England, Armidale


Iain was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


Dr Michael Zimmerman

Senior Research Associate, School Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University


Michael was a speaker at the Soil Carbon Sequestration Summit co-hosted by the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney in February 2011.… more


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