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Upon Reflection: 2019 Australian Federal Election

In the lead up to the 2019 Australian Federal Election, we reflect back to the 2018 Leadership Dialogue Forum in Washington DC. Each year, the bipartisan Leadership Dialogue Forum convenes leaders from government, industry, media and the community to help review and refine the parameters of the Australian-American bilateral relationship. The 2018 Leadership Dialogue Forum was…  View Article...

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A Warm Welcome to the 2019-2020 AUS YLD Cohort!

The 2019-2020 AUS Young Leadership Dialogue (YLD) cohort was warmly welcomed this week at the 2019 YLD Welcome Reception in Sydney, NSW. Hosted at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the cohort was joined by YLD Co-Chairs, Michelle Blanchard and Lyria Bennett-Moses, AUS-based Program Manager, Anna Kumar, second-year YLD delegates,  AUS-based Alumni, AALD Chair, Hon Mark Vaile AO,…  View Article...

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A Warm Welcome to the 2019-2020 US YLD Cohort!

The 2019-2020 US Young Leadership Dialogue (YLD) cohort was warmly welcomed this week at the 2019 YLD Welcome Reception in Washington DC. Hosted on Capitol Hill, the cohort was joined by our US-based Program Managers, Shaun Gordon and Amie Stepanovich, second-year YLD delegates,  US-based Alumni, AALD Vice-Chair Julie Singer Scanlan AO, ADM Mike Rogers (Ret.),…  View Article...

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Post-Event Report: WCLD 2019

2019 West Coast Leadership Dialogue | 13 – 17 January The Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD) launched its 13th annual West Coast Leadership Dialogue (WCLD) program on 13 January in Seattle, WA, San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA. Convening the largest and most significant, private delegation of Australian leaders to ever visit Seattle, the 2019…  View Article...

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AALD Board Member, Professor Sandra Harding Appointed to Order of Australia

AALD Board Member and James Cook University Vice Chancellor, Professor Sandra Harding has been appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2019 honours list. Professor Harding has been recognised for her distinguished service to education at the national and international level, and to the community of…  View Article...

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William J. Broad on Camp Fires, Miniaturisation and the Future of our Planet

  It’s a Briefcase! It’s a Pizza Box! No, It’s a Mini Satellite Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them. Recently, officials in California announced that the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, had been fully contained. The achievement was made…  View Article...

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Brendan Nicholson on the Impact and Landing of the F-35

When Night Becomes Day: F-35s join the RAAF The arrival today of the first two operational joint strike fighters will strengthen the deterrent effect of the whole Australian Defence Force, says Air Marshal Leo Davies. The Royal Australian Air Force chief tells The Strategist that allies and potential enemies will look at the ADF, with its stealthy…  View Article...

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YLD Alumnus, John Tass-Parker Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2019

The Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD) would like to congratulate YLD Alumnus, John Tass-Parker on making Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Law and Policy in 2019. John has been a valuable and active participant in the Young Leadership Dialogue Alumni program and we look forward to his continued collaboration in the future. Full article can…  View Article...

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Post-Event Report: Honolulu Leadership Dialogue 2018

2018 Honolulu Leadership Dialogue | 30 September – 02 October  The 11th annual Honolulu Leadership Dialogue (HLD) was held at a pivotal time for the Indo-Pacific region. Commencing on 30 September 2018, the HLD began with a celebration of 100 years of Australian-American Mateship; the anniversary of the first time our troops fought side by…  View Article...

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In Reflection: 2018 AALD Forum Washington DC

2018 AALD & YLD Academies: Fort Worth & Detroit, Michigan  AALD Defense Academy Fort Worth, TX In the lead up to the 2018 Leadership Dialogue Forum, the AALD hosted a dynamic and engaging Defense Academy in Fort Worth, TX: a collaboration with Lockheed Martin Australia & Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. The 2018 AALD Defense Academy program…  View Article...

AALD & Governor of WA Tribute to Senator John McCain

Senator John McCain was a long-time friend and supporter of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue. Over many years, Senator McCain was a keynote speaker at Leadership Dialogue Forums, welcoming delegates to the Kennedy Caucus Rooms in the US Senate in 2016 and the US State Department in 2006. The Board of the AAELF acknowledge the…  View Article...

2018 AALD Scholarly Tour: Congressman Brad Wenstrup

Congressman Brad Wenstrup is a leading advocate on Defense and Veteran Affairs. He has represented Ohio’s 2nd Congressional district since 2013 and is a veteran of the US Army Reserve.  Congressman Wenstrup serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He previously spent six years on…  View Article...

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AALD Chair Congratulates Vice-Chair, Mrs. Julie Singer Scanlan AO on Presentation of an Order of Australia

  The Australian American Education Leadership Foundation (AAELF) would like to congratulate co-founder of the organisation and Vice-Chair, Mrs. Julie Singer Scanlan AO on receiving an Order of Australia on the Queens Birthday, Monday 11th June 2018. Mrs. Singer Scanlan’s award recognises her “distinguished service to Australia-America relations through the promotion and facilitation of dialogue…  View Article...

YLD Alumnus, Jillian Kilby Wins 2018 NSW Agrifutures Rural Women Award

The Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD) would like to congratulate YLD Alumnus, Ms. Jillian Kilby on winning the 2018 NSW Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award. Ms. Kilby is a valuable and active participant of the Young Leadership Dialogue and we look forward to our continued collaboration in the future. Full article can be read here.  …  View Article...

AALD x Planet: Democratising the Space Industry

This year, the AALD’s annual West Coast Leadership Dialogue (WCLD) program focused on a wide range of topics; two of which included, the democratisation of  satellite technology and the importance of astronautical innovation in contemporary society. In conjunction with engaging dialogue, the WCLD cohort attended an offsite, plenary session at San Francisco’s Planet– a pioneer,…  View Article...

AALD x Lockheed Martin: Celebrating New Additions to Corporate HQ

Long term supporter and highly valued partner of the AALD, Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand, has today welcomed the newest addition to its Australian corporate headquarters: Lockheed Martin Australia House. The $12 million addition, unveiled by the Minister for Defence and Industry, The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, is situated next to Canberra’s Parlimentary Triangle,…  View Article...