Experts from across ANU College of Asia and the Pacific have been watching and assessing the impact of Trump on the Asia Pacific during the first hundred days of his Presidency. The result is a collection of essays that provide a fascinating and varied portrait of how the new Administration has affected the world's most dynamic region, and how the region is likely to react. This collection, The Trump Administration's First 100 Days: What Should Asia Do?, will be launched at this special National Press Club Address featuring three of the University's preeminent experts Professor Michael Wesley, Dr Jane Golley and Professor Warwick McKibbin. Purchase tickets here.
About the Speakers
Michael Wesley is Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia & the Pacific at the Australian National University. He has published on Australian foreign policy, Asia's international relations and strategic affairs, and the Politics of state-building interventions. His book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia (2011), was awarded the John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian politics and public policy. Previously, Professor Wesley was the Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU from 2014 to 2016, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy from 2009 to 2012, Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University from 2004 to 2009, and Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments (Australia's peak intelligence agency, from 2003-2004. He gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews and his BA (Honours) from the University of Queensland.
Jane Golley is an Associate Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. She is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. Her career has taken her from the Asia Section of the Australian Commonwealth Treasury to the World Bank in Washington DC, and the UNU's World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki. Jane spent eight years studying and teaching at the University of Oxford, where her thesis was on 'The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development'. Returning to ANU, she worked in the School of Economics and then the Crawford School of Economics and Government, where she developed a graduate course on 'China in the World'. Jane was the president of the Chinese Economic Society Australia in 2010-2012 and continues to be an active member of that society.
Warwick McKibbin AO is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences; a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society; a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C (where he is co-Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project) and President of McKibbin Software Group Inc. Professor McKibbin was foundation Director of the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and foundation Director of the ANU Research School of Economics. He was also a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy for a decade from 2003 where he was involved in its design and development. Professor McKibbin served for a decade on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (the Australian equivalent of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve) until July 2011. He has also served as a member of the Australian Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, and on the Australian Prime Minister's Taskforce on Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia. Professor McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modeling. Professor McKibbin has published more than 200 academic and authored/edited five books including "Climate Change Policy after Kyoto: A Blueprint for a Realistic Approach" with Professor Peter Wilcoxen of Syracuse University. He has been a consultant for many international agencies and a range of governments on issues of macroeconomic policy, international trade and finance, greenhouse policy issues, global demographic change and the economic cost of pandemics.