India Economic Strategy Refresh with Patricia Smith Wednesday 25 June 2024 The Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to host a roundtable discussion with Patricia Smith, Assistant Secretary India Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ms Smith is in Perth for consultations to take forward ‘A New Roadmap for Australia’s Economic Relationship with India’, […]

Biography Admiral Steve Koehler is a Bachelor of Science in Physics graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). He holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and is a graduate of the Joint Staff College […]

Biography Dr Benjamin Herscovitch is a Research Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU). His primary areas of research are Australia–China relations and China’s statecraft. He is the author of Beijing to Canberra and Back, a fortnightly newsletter chronicling Australia–China relations. Prior to joining the ANU, he […]

Gallery Biography Dr Angela Macdonald has been the Australian Ambassador to Thailand since 2022. Before arriving in Thailand, she served as First Assistant Secretary of Middle East and Africa Division. She has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy […]

Gallery Biography László Varró has extensive experience in energy economics, policy and strategy. He studied economics at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, and the University of Cambridge, UK. He has worked as a regulator in Hungary’s electricity and gas markets and as Strategy Director for MOL Group, an independent oil and gas company. In 2011 […]


Gallery Biography As Deputy Head of Mission in Washington DC, Paul Myler has supported Ambassadors Hockey, Sinodinos and now Rudd through the major geopolitical and economic shifts of the last five years including: COVID19; China’s economic coercion and Australia’s responding diversification of markets and prioritisation of trusted supply chains; re-energising of the Quad and founding […]

Gallery Biography Ambasador Ufuk Gezer is Türkiye’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Türkiye to Australia since January 2023. Previously, he has worked as a special advisor to the Deputy Minister and held leading functions in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Deputy Director General in the Ministry’s directorate for Southeast […]

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