Announcements

  • The Special One: Australia, Ireland and the US Working Visa Fight
    January 10, 2019

    Professor Alan Tidwell discusses the competition between Australia and Ireland in the US Congress over access to the E3 visa. In the end, Australia successfully defended its sole access to this working visa.

  • Winston Peters
    “Pacific Partnerships”
    January 3, 2019

    New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgetown Address, in partnership with the Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies.

  • Australia, China and the changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands
    November 19, 2018

    The Pacific Islands is an increasingly crowded and complex region; it faces multifaceted security challenges and a range of external powers are seeking to influence it. This presentation, by Dr. Joanne Wallis, will focus on the increased presence of China in the Pacific Islands, and consider the challenges this poses to the region, and to Australia, New Zealand, the United States and France, which have traditionally been the most important external powers.

  • Successful Strategies in Diplomatic Lobbying
    November 1, 2018

    Embassy-based congressional outreach delivers results for diplomatic missions in Washington - it is the often unheralded side of diplomatic work. Dr. Alan Tidwell's presentation, drawing on examples from the embassies of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, and Israel, examines the different ways in which embassies engage in congressional outreach.

  • Fulbright Scholarship: Australia-United States Alliance Studies
    March 23, 2018

    Two scholarships will be available for Australians, two for Americans, and will include funding for 3-4 months research. As a result of the scholarship, recipients will produce a tangible contribution to contemporary debate in his or her area of speciality in the format of a report, which can be used, and published with an appropriate accreditation.

  • How Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Reshaping Political Leadership in New Zealand
    March 19, 2018

    Jennifer Curtin, Professor of Politics and Director of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and NZ-Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at Georgetown in 2012, comes to speak on the multitude of ways Jacinda Ardern has challenged traditional and gendered sensibilities as to what constitutes prime-ministerial leadership in New Zealand.

  • On the Razor's Edge? New Zealand's New Balancing Act Between the US and China
    March 19, 2018

    Join us when Dr. Reuben Steff, lecturer of International Relations and Global Security at the University of Waikato in the Political Science and Public Policy Programme, discusses New Zealand's growing dilemma over how to balance their ties with the US and China.

  • Australia's Asylum Policy in International and Historical Context 
    March 19, 2018

    Dr. Claire Higgins, an historian and Senior Research Associate at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney, comes to Georgetown to discuss Australia's Asylum Policy. Dr. Higgins is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of International Migration, and the author of ‘Asylum by Boat: origins of Australia’s refugee policy’ (NewSouth, 2017).

  • Visions of Colonial Reform: Emigration and the Pacific New World, 1815-1840
    March 2, 2018

    Matthew Birchall is a Smuts Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he is working towards a PhD in History under the joint supervision of Dr. Duncan Bell an Professor Alison Bashford. His dissertation examines the suite of British colonization companies that flourished in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the better to situate the so-called "colonial reform" movement in the global history of capitalism.

  • Plan now, gain later: Is Australia’s foreign policy machinery ready for uncertainty?
    December 8, 2017

    Australia’s White Paper forecasts future threats, but falls short of addressing how to effectively manage them. Alan Tidwell takes a look at how Australia can better address its unknown future.