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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Simon Reynolds

Music critic

Simon Reynolds is the author of seven books about music and pop culture, including Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock, The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion and Rock 'N' Roll (co-authored with Joy Press),… more

Professor Andy Markovits

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Andrei Markovits is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author a… more

Professor Daphne Koller

Co‐founder of Coursera and Rajeev Motwani Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford

Professor Daphne Koller joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1995, where she is now the Rajeev Motwani Professor in the School of Engineering. Her main research interest is in developing and u… more

Gabrielle Upton MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education & Skills, Parliament of New South Wales

Gabrielle was elected as the Member for Vaucluse at the March 2011 NSW election, and in May 2011, she was appointed to the role of Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills.… more

Dr Dror Ben‐Naim

Founder and CEO, Smart Sparrow

Dror spent the good part of the last 10 years thinking, coding, reading and writing about Adaptive eLearning. He is a big believer in empowering teachers with great technology that inspires them to te… more

Dr Andy Chun

Chief Information Officer for the City University of Hong Kong

Dr Chun is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City University of Hong Kong. As CIO, Dr Chun provides leadership for the University's Central IT organisation and is responsible for all aspects… more

Paul Wappett

CEO, Open Universities Australia

Paul Wappett is the Chief Executive Officer of Open Universities Australia (OUA), Australia's leader in online learning. Paul is a passionate believer in the power of education to transform individual… more

Professor Jim Barber

Vice‐Chancellor, University of New England

Before taking up the position as Vice‐Chancellor of the University of New England in 2010, Professor Barber was Deputy-Vice Chancellor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)… more

Professor Roland Chin

Provost at University of Hong Kong

Professor Roland T Chin joined the University of Hong Kong in 2010 as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost and Chair of Computer Science.… more

Professor Scott Waugh

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of California, Los Angeles

Scott L. Waugh is Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He assumed the post in 2008, following his service as Acting Executive Vice Chancellor and … more

Nicholas Moore

CEO, Macquarie Group

Nicholas Moore joined Macquarie’s Corporate Services Division in 1986. In 1996, Moore was appointed Head of the Project and Structured Finance Division.… more

Daniel Petre, AO

Daniel has been a leading player in Australia’s technology industry for more than 20 years, and has held leadership positions in technology-based businesses in Australia and the United States.… more

Lucy Turnbull, AO

Deputy Chair, Board of Directors

Lucy is a businesswoman and company director. She is a director of several companies including Pengana Holdings Limited. She was director and Chair of WebCentral from 2004-6 and is now a member of the… more

Professor Jane den Hollander

Vice‐Chancellor of Deakin University

Professor Jane den Hollander has been Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University since July, 2010. At Deakin, Professor den Hollander has introduced LIVE the future, an aspiration for Deakin t… more

Professor Iain Martin

Vice President and Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, University of NSW

Professor Iain Martin was appointed Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2012. His key responsibilities in the portfolio are to look after students from recruitment to graduation (t… more

Professor James Morone

Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Brown University

Professor James Morone has published eight books. The Democratic Wish was a New York Times Notable Book and won APSA's Kammerer Award. Hellfire Nation was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and  … more

Sherman Katz

Senior Advisor at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

Sherman Katz practiced trade law until 1999, working on behalf of corporations, financial institutions and governments to create, negotiate, litigate or legislate solutions to public and private trade… more

Bonnie Glaser

Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Freeman Chair in China Studies, where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a senior associate with… more

Professor Bruce Jentleson

Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University

Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, is both a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of US policy and political positio… more

Todd Malan

Vice President of External Affairs at Rio Tinto

Todd M. Malan is Vice President for External Affairs and head of Rio Tinto Group’s Washington, DC office. Todd is responsible for Rio Tinto's engagement with stakeholders throughout the Americas… more

Professor Burdett Loomis

Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Kansas

Professor Burdett A. Loomis is with the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He has been awarded one of two prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in American Political Sci… more

Jed Emerson

Chief Impact Strategist at Impact Assests

Jed Emerson is a global pioneer in impact investing, performance metrics and sustainable finance. He coined the term ‘blended value’ in 2000 and is the author of a number of books, includi… more

Dr William Janeway

Senior Advisor and Managing Director at Warburg Pincus

William H. Janeway has been an active venture capital investor for more than 40 years. He built and led the Warburg Pincus Technology Investment team that provided financial backing to a series of com… more

Professor Andrew Hoffman

Professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the the University of Michigan

Andy Hoffman is Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan and Director of The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.… more

Dr Kurt Campbell

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

As the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2009 to early 2013, Kurt Campbell was a central figure in advancing the US-China relationship and was a key player in the hi… more


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