Kyle Springer is the Program Manager at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides high-level program assistance and develops the think tank and external outreach programs of the Centre. In addition to planning and coordinating a range of program and research initiatives, Kyle directs our Indonesia programs and convenes the Australia - Indonesia Working Group.
Kyle was previously a researcher with the defence and foreign policy think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was a program assistant with the Australian Trade Commission (AusTrade) at the Australian Embassy in Washington. While at CSIS he supported the research of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, working on a variety of subjects including economic reform in Vietnam, political developments in Cambodia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the 2013 APEC meetings. He has written for the CSIS Asia blog, cogitAsia, Southeast Asia from Scott Circle, Indo-Pacific Review, and for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's The Strategist. In 2014 he co-authored a chapter with Andrea Gleason on Australia - Indonesia economic cooperation in New Perspectives on Indonesia: Understanding Australia's Closest Asian Neighbour.
Born in the United Kingdom, Kyle grew up in Indonesia, Australia, and the Bay Area of California. Prior to working in international relations, he served as a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kyle tweets on Australia - Indonesia relations, track two diplomacy, international trade, and delicious street food on @kvspringer. He has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Western Australia (2012) and a Bachelor of Science from the California State University (2008).