Bob Carr navigates Australia's relationship with China and the US on issues in Southeast Asia

25 November 2013

Former foreign minister and Professorial Fellow at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Bob Carr will deliver a free public lecture to discuss the role Australia can play in Southeast Asia as China and the United States wrestle for influence in the region.

In his first public event since his retirement from the Senate, Mr Carr will reflect on his time as foreign minister as well as outlining the role Australia can play in the future.

Mr Carr will examine how the tension between China and the United States has been played out in Southeast Asia through diplomatic skirmishes.

Australia will have to navigate a difficult path between meeting the needs of our oldest alliance with the United States while trying to avoid alienating China, our largest trading partner.

Bob Carr was the foreign minister from March 2012 to September 2013. He retired from the Senate in October 2013 and has taken up a Professorial Fellowship with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney.

Event details

What: Reflections on a balancing act: Australia's relations with China and the United States in the context of ASEAN
Date: Tuesday 26 November
Time: 5 to 6:30pm
Venue: New Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney.
Cost: Free
Online registration required

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