Modi’s Mandate: The Indian General Election with Professor Craig Jeffrey

29 Jun 2019 By Hugo Seymour

In partnership with UWA’s Public Policy Institute and the Australia India Business Council, the Perth USAsia Centre had the pleasure of hosting Professor Craig Jeffrey for a roundtable discussion on the drivers of India’s general election outcome and their implications for India, Australia and the world.

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Roundtable with Mike Chinoy, former CNN Bureau Chief in Beijing

27 Jun 2019 By Kyle Springer

Mike Chinoy, an author, reporter, and former CNN Bureau Chief in Beijing, China visited the Perth USAsia Centre on 21 June. Mike is known for his award-winning coverage of the Tiananmen Square events in 1989. He also served as Bureau Chief in London and later Hong Kong. Today he is still based in Hong Kong and is a Senior Fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California (USC).

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Australia’s strategic partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific

26 Jun 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson

The Australian Consul-General in Honolulu, Ms Jane Hardy, presented a roundtable lunch to the Perth USAsia Centre community on Monday 24 June. Consul-General Hardy discussed Australia’s strategic partnership with the US in the Indo-Pacific, which a focus on defence cooperation.

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Navigating Australia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations.

24 Jun 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn, Kyle Springer

The Australian Government’s Chief Negotiator, Regional Trade Agreements Division, James Baxter, visited the Perth USAsia Centre on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Mr Baxter is currently leading Australia’s delegation in negotiations for the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement.

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China Forum Showcases Opportunities for WA Business

30 May 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

China Business Forum was held on 14 May at Crown Towers, Perth hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with Small Business Development Corporation and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

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Understanding India's Rise as an Indo-Pacific Power

10 May 2019 By Hugo Seymour

In early May, the Perth USAsia Centre had the privilege of hosting Distinguished Fellow and former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese AO, to discuss India’s growth trajectory and the implications for its strategic policy and regional relationships.

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Australia-Japan-ASEAN: Strengthening the Core of the Indo-Pacific

06 May 2019 By Kyle Springer

2019’s Japan Symposium consisted of a half-day private dialogue with 20 strategic thinkers for a high-level discussion on the role of Australia, Japan, and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific region, and a public event attended by 128 guests featuring 6 speakers. The Symposium examined the idea that Australia and Japan have a role to play in helping ASEAN adopt the Indo-Pacific concept, which in turn will contributing to a more cohesive, secure, and stable region.

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The United States' Diplomatic Efforts on Overseas Hostage-Related Matters

26 Apr 2019 By Alex McKenzie

The United States’ Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Mr Robert C. O’Brien visited the Perth USAsia Centre on 15 April 2019 to discuss the United States’ (U.S.) diplomatic effort on overseas hostage-related matters.

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Australia and the United States – An Overview

23 Apr 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The Australian Deputy Head of Mission to the United States, Ms Katrina Cooper, presented to a roundtable event on Wednesday 10 April 2019 to discuss the Australia-US alliance under President Donald Trump, as well as the recent developments in U.S. domestic politics.

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