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US Politics and Policy Web Series - A monthly review from Australia

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Monthly web series – US Politics, a review from Australia with Prof Simon Jackman, CEO USSC and Prof Gordon Flake, CEO Perth USAsia Centre

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In this monthly web series the CEO’s of the Perth USAsia Centre and United States Studies Centre will review the latest in US politics and policy, and what this means for Australia.

Join Gordon Flake and Simon Jackman in conversation and featuring expert guests for 30-minutes of insights covering the top stories from an Australian perspective. Each episode is available via catch-up on our website and social media channels.

Professor Gordon Flake

Professor Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia. Having built an internationally recognised profile over 25 years of think-tank expertise and leadership in Washington DC, Professor Flake relocated to Perth in 2014 to establish the Centre, and to build a broader world-class Indo-Pacific strategic community. Professor Flake is one of Australia’s leading authorities on the Indo-Pacific, with a particular specialisation on Korea having spent nearly three decades focused on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia Prof Flake has edited several volumes and authored numerous chapters on developments in the region.

Professor Simon Jackman

Professor Simon Jackman commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre in April 2016. Jackman’s research has appeared in the leading journals of political science, in a publishing career spanning thirty years. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman served as one of the Principal Investigators of the American National Election Studies, the world’s longest running and most authoritative survey of political behaviour and attitudes, directing this project over both the 2012 and 2016 presidential election cycles.

His current research focuses on the opportunities and challenges of web-based survey research, the political and scientific consequences of under-representing hard-to-reach populations in social research, and developing methodologies for assessing the partisan symmetry and fairness of electoral redistricting. As CEO, Jackman oversees the policy-focused research of the US Studies Centre, with a special interest in measuring and analysing American and Australian public opinion, studies of investment flows between Australia and the US and comparisons of energy policies in the two countries.

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The Perth USAsia Centre located at The University of Western Australia is a non-partisan, not-for-profit institution strengthening relationships and strategic thinking between Australia, the Indo-Pacific and the USA. The Centre is a leading think tank focusing on geo-political issues, policy development and building a strategic affairs community across government, business and academia. Since the Centre’s inception, it has collaborated with over 30 partners to convene more than 500 events across 17 cities in 8 countries, engaging a world class community network of more than 13,000 strategic thinkers and leaders.

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