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The 2012 US election and Asia: Pivot, concert or conflict?

In 2011 the Obama Administration announced its now famous ‘pivot’ to Asia, away from the shifting sands of the Middle East to the economic growth and rising power centres of Asia. Yet, this is a project that has only just begun and one that has drawn controversy from both the left and right. The panel will present a lively discussion on the upcoming US election and discuss how the 2012 election campaign could be significant for the Asia Pacific.

The panel will be chaired by Andrew Carr and feature Professor Anatol Lieven, Professor John Hart and Dr Benjamin Schreer.

Our three guests all bring extensive knowledge of US politics and US policies in Asia, to discuss who will win, the role of foreign policy in the campaign, the defence and strategic thinking of both candidates, and the different visions they have for our region. There will then be a chance for audience questions and discussions to explore one of the most significant US elections for our region in decades.

This panel is free and open to the public.

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The views expressed in this lecture series are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of The Australian National University.

Speaker/Host: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
Venue: Common Room, University House
Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Enquiries: Olivia Cable on 6197 0015

US pivot from the shifting sands of the Middle East to the rising power centre of Asia. Photo courtesy of
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