In this monthly web series the CEO’s of the Perth USAsia Centre and United States Studies Centre will review the latest in US politics with a focus on the upcoming US Election and US-Indo-Pacific relations.
Join Gordon Flake and Simon Jackman in conversation and featuring expert guests for 30-minutes of insights covering the top stories from an Australian perspective. Each episode is available live and via catch-up on our websites.
Future episodes will be available online for catch-up. Keep an eye on our social media platforms to stay up to date.
We look forward to our stakeholders from across the globe being able to join us for this web series co-hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre.
Professor Gordon Flake
Professor Gordon Flake is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia.
Professor Flake is one of world’s leading authorities on strategic developments in the Indo-Pacific. Having spent twenty-five years in the US foreign policy community focused on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia and now seven years in Australia’s Indian Ocean capital he is an expert on key strategic relationships in the broader Indo-Pacific. He has authored many scholarly and policy studies on security developments in the region, and their policy implications for the US and its regional partners.
Professor Simon Jackman
Professor Simon Jackman commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre in April 2016. Jackman’s research has appeared in the leading journals of political science, in a publishing career spanning thirty years. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman served as one of the Principal Investigators of the American National Election Studies, the world’s longest running and most authoritative survey of political behaviour and attitudes, directing this project over both the 2012 and 2016 presidential election cycles.
His current research focuses on the opportunities and challenges of web-based survey research, the political and scientific consequences of under-representing hard-to-reach populations in social research, and developing methodologies for assessing the partisan symmetry and fairness of electoral redistricting. As CEO, Jackman oversees the policy-focused research of the US Studies Centre, with a special interest in measuring and analysing American and Australian public opinion, studies of investment flows between Australia and the US and comparisons of energy policies in the two countries.