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The Trump Era Shifts Social Innovation Agendas

  BY MATTHEW SPECTOR, Kennedy School Review, 3 May 2017 Matthew is a member of the Young Leadership Dialogue 2017 cohort The first months of the Trump administration have radically reshaped the calculus of social entrepreneurship. Institutions that opened themselves to public accountability during the Obama years now face little demand to adhere to the…  View Article...

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Turnbull, Trump and the Intrepid

By Peter Jennings, The Strategist [ASPI], 5 May 2017 I’ll defend to the death John McCarthy’s right, facilitated by The Strategist, to uphold the dignity of the Prime Minister in the face of insults from the American President. There’s no excuse for bad, belittling and bullying behavour. Thank goodness we never see that in Australian…  View Article...

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Visualizing the Future of Surgery

By Scott LaFee, UC San Diego News Center, 9 March 2017 Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took a virtual tour of his large intestine. It encompassed an entire room. Then Smarr, Harry E. Gruber…  View Article...

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Old friends and opportunity cost

By Kim Beazley, The Strategist, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 15 February 2017 President Obama was a good ally. His agreement to take up to 1250 refugees placed by us in the Pacific was as extraordinary as it was helpful. As Ambassador in Washington I found a deg ree of discomfort with our approach to border…  View Article...

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Fall of Singapore anniversary: How a military defeat changed Australia

By Michael Rowland, ABC News, 15 February 2017 The Australia-US relationship has had its challenges of late, with the decades-old alliance potentially at risk after THAT phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull.  But an important national commemoration this week will provide a reminder of how the two countries forged their lasting partnership in…  View Article...

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Happy New Year

Best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2017 from the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, the Young Leadership Dialogue, and the YLD Alumni.  View Article...

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US-Australia bond to stay strong: ex-ambassador

By Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent, Australian Associated Press Australia’s relationship with the US will only become stronger when Donald Trump moves into the White House. That is the opinion of Mel Sembler, the successful American businessman, influential Republican party figure and US ambassador to Australia from 1989 to 1993. To demonstrate just how strong the…  View Article...

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Larry Smarr Among Five New AAAS Fellows from UC San Diego

Larry Smarr honored for leadership in scientific computing, high-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure San Diego, November 21, 2016 — Calit2 Director Larry Smarr is one of five professors from the University of California San Diego awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Smarr is among 391 members worldwide elevated in…  View Article...

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Australia has a secret weapon to keep Donald Trump in our alliance

by Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2016 An Australian sitting in a big conference in Kansas City two weeks ago startled the audience with a basic fact. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Phil Scanlan told the hundreds of business, government and university figures at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. “Are you aware that your…  View Article...

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Scaling new heights

Twenty years in the public service has seen California-born Lisa Paul develop a skill set that is helping her new career in directorship flourish.   View Article...

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