Announcements

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CANZPS director writes on Australia’s Election to the UN Human Rights Council
    December 8, 2017

    Dr. Alan Tidwell, director of CANZPS, discusses in this article Australia's election to the UN Human Rights Council.

  • University of Guam President Robert Underwood gives talk at Georgetown: The Changing American Lake in the Middle of the Pacific
    November 25, 2017

    University of Guam President Robert Underwood discusses Guam and the Micronesian island nations' federal relations with the United States.

  • New Zealand Embassy Internship Opportunity for Spring 2018
    October 13, 2017

    The New Zealand Embassy, Washington, D.C. is offering an internship to work with the Trade and Economic division. The purpose of this position is to allow US students to learn about New Zealand, its foreign and trade policy interests, and the New Zealand-United States relationship by participating in the daily activities of the Embassy.