U.S.-Australia: The Alliance in an Emerging Asia

The Australia Conference @ CSIS
  • Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
  • The U.S.-Australia alliance stands out as one of America’s most trusted global partnerships. Both countries have made significant new commitments to deepen alliance ties and, together, engage in the East Asian and Indo-Pacific regions.

    Our full-day conference will address our shared interests, featuring keynote presentations and discussions with political and business leaders from the United States and Australia. Panels will focus on the U.S.-Australia alliance, politics and security in an emerging Asia, resources and sustainability, investment and trade, and opportunities in the new economy.

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    0800  Registration and Refreshments

    0830  Introduction and Welcome

    The Hon. William E. Brock
    Counselor and Trustee, CSIS, and
    Chairman, Brock Offices

    Prof. Bates Gill
    CEO, The United States Studies Centre
    University of Sydney

    0840  Opening Remarks (By Video)

    The Hon. Tony J. Abbott MP
    Prime Minister of Australia

    0900  The U.S.-Australian Partnership: A Reality Check

    The Hon. Richard L. Armitage
    Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and
    Council of Advisors, U.S. Studies Centre

    The Hon. Dr. Brendan J. Nelson
    Director
    Australian War Memorial

    Moderator:
    Dr. Michael J. Green
    Vice President for Asia, Japan Chair, and
    Co-Director, Pacific Partners Initiative, CSIS, and
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University

    0945 Politics and Security in an Emerging Asia

    Mr. Andrew Shearer
    Senior Adviser (National Security)
    Office of the Prime Minister, Australia 

    Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Retired
    29th Chief of Naval Operations

    Dr. Michael J. Green
    Vice President for Asia, Japan Chair, and
    Co-Director, Pacific Partners Initiative, CSIS, and
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University

    Mr. Allan Gyngell AO
    Former Director-General
    Office of National Assessments (ONA), Australia

    Moderator:
    The Hon. Kim C. Beazley AC
    Australian Ambassador to the United States

    1045 Coffee Break

    1100 Resources and Sustainability

    The Hon. Robert M. Hill AC
    Adjunct Professor in Sustainability
    The United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

    Mr. Tony Wood
    Energy Program Director
    Grattan Institute

    Mr. Ian Kemish AM
    Director, Asia Pacific
    ExxonMobil

    Mr. Neil C. Hawkins AC
    Vice President, Global EH&S and Sustainability
    The Dow Chemical Company

    Moderator:
    Ms. Sarah O. Ladislaw
    Co-Director and Senior Fellow
    Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

    1215 Keynote Address

    The Hon. Julie I. Bishop MP
    Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Moderator:
    Prof. Bates Gill
    CEO, The United States Studies Centre
    University of Sydney

    1300 Luncheon

    1330 Investment and Trade

    The Hon. Wendy Cutler
    Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
    Office of the United States Trade Representative

    Mr. Andrew Stoler
    Consultant on International Trade Issues and Negotiations

    Mr. Mark Johnson AO
    Member
    APEC Business Advisory Council

    Mr. Michael Thawley AO
    Senior Vice President, Capital Research adn Management Company, and
    Former Australian Ambassador to the United States

    Moderator:
    Mr. Ernest Z. Bower
    Senior Adviser, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, and
    Co-Director, Pacific Partners Iniative, CSIS

    1445 Opportunities in the Knowledge Economy

    The Hon. Malcolm B. Turnbull MP
    Australian Minister for Communications

    Dr. Jason Furman
    Chairman
    White House Council of Economic Advisors

    Mr. Robert Thomson
    Chief Executive
    News Corp

    Respondent:
    Dr. John Daley
    CEO
    Grattan Institute

    Moderator:
    Prof. Geoffrey Garrett
    Dean, Australian School of Business
    University of New South Wales

    1600 Close

    Reception


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  • Contact

    Pacific Partners Initiative
    (202) 775-3269

Location

Second Floor Conference Facility
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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