The Dynamics of 21st Century Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific: An Australia-US Perspective

30 November 2012

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

The evolving trade and investment dynamics in our region provide exciting opportunities for businesses and government leaders who understand our changing circumstances
and have the vision to take advantage of developments. This public conference brought together high-level experts from Australia and the United States to analyse and debate some of the most important challenges and developments in the Asia-Pacific and what it means for Australians and Americans.

Subjects addressed at the conference included: Australia and the USA in the 21st Century Asia-Pacific Economic and Security Environment; Climate Change and Technological Winners and Losers; an evaluation of the Australia-USA Free Trade Agreement; and, the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and what the TPP means for the USA and Australia.

The conference is part of the Trade & Investment theme of the United States Studies Centre’s Alliance 21 project supported by the Australian Government, Dow, Chevron, News Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Conoco Phillips and Visy Industries. Trade & Investment is one of six themes where the objective of research and public debate is to identify opportunities and challenges, and develop strategies for responding to them, not only in the national interests of Australia and the United States but also for peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Conference Contributors (alphabetically)

  • Claude Barfield: Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mark Beeson: Professor of Political Science, University of Western Australia
  • Ann Capling: Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University
  • Roger Farrell: Research Associate, Australian National University
  • Peter Gallagher: Trade and Public Policy Consultant
  • Maryanne Kelton: Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Flinders University
  • Joshua Meltzer: Global Economy & Development Program Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • John Ravenhill: Professor of International Relations, Australian National University
  • Joanna Shelton: Former Deputy Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Andrew Stoler: Former Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization

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