Politics Academics Lunch with US Ambassador John Berry

The Alliance with the United States has been the cornerstone of Australia’s defence and foreign policy for more than 60 years. But with new partnerships growing in the Asia-Pacific region and new challenges emerging in the region and beyond, how will the relationship change?

Photo: Dr Zareh Ghazarian (Lecturer in Politics), Ambassador John Berry and Dr David Holmes (Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media, Monash University)
Photo: Dr Zareh Ghazarian (Lecturer in Politics), Ambassador John Berry and Dr David Holmes (Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media, Monash University)

On 29 October 2014, Dr Zareh Ghazarian attended a lunch with US Ambassador John Berry who discussed the importance of the relationship between the two countries, especially in confronting international security challenges.

IR4The Ambassador stressed the relationship was not one dimensional. Rather, he highlighted how the close economic, social and cultural ties have built a robust partnership that is well placed to tackling future challenges.

This special event was organised by the Melbourne Press Club which is sponsored by Monash University. These events provide opportunity for academics from the Politics and International Relations disciplines to regularly meet with key decision makers and exchange ideas on national and international events.

The lunch was hosted by Michael Rowland, host of ABC News Breakfast.

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