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USAI will host a briefing discussing US-Australia Relations in the Face of a Rising China and a Changing Asia-Pacificby USAI senior advisor Dr. Bates Gill. Scroll down to RSVP and learn more.

China’s presence in Australia presents unique opportunities and challenges: more than 30 percent of Australian exports go to China, yet increasing concerns about Chinese “sharp power” have sparked a contentious and highly-public debate about Chinese influence in Australian politics and civil society.  At the same time, uncertainties about the U.S. role in the region and the future of U.S.-China relations has prompted some serious re-thinking about Australian long-term interests in the shifting dynamic of the Asia-Pacific region.  Dr. Gill will examine these trends and assess their wider implications for the US role in Asia, US-China relations, and US alliances in the region.

Dr. Gill, a Professor of Asia-Pacific security studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, was formerly the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Director and Chief Executive of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (now East Asian Policy Studies) at the Brookings Institution.

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10:00-11:00am, March 2, 2018

2456 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

More about Dr Bates Gill:

Dr Bates Gill has a 30-year career specializing in Asia-Pacific affairs, with a particular focus on US-China relations.  He served as Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (now East Asian Policy Studies) at the Brookings Institution, held the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and was the Director and chief executive of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.  A resident of Australia since 2012, he is currently Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney.  Among his other affiliations, he is an Associate Fellow with the Americas Program and Asia Program of Chatham House in London, a member of the Board of Directors of the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, and on the Board of Advisors of the US-Asia Institute.  He received his PhD from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia and is co-author the recent book, China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia (Black Inc. 2017).