United States of America: Rethinking the US Role in the World

National Security College | Professional course

Summary

With the outcome of 2016’s US Presidential Election, the world entered a new era. President Trump has pursued an ‘America-first’ strategy, which includes threats to walk away from NATO, a suggestion that Japan and South Korea should have nuclear weapons and that the US would likely scale back the pivot to Asia.

Course date: 
8.30am 26 July – 5pm 27 July 2017
Venue: 
National Security College, Level 3, Crawford Building #132 , 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU
Cost: 

The fee for this course is $2,110 (GST exclusive) for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $2,550 (GST exclusive). Please contact us for information about becoming an NSC Partner organisation.

Course overview

With the outcome of 2016’s US Presidential Election, the world entered a new era. President Trump has pursued an ‘America-first’ strategy, which includes threats to walk away from NATO, a suggestion that Japan and South Korea should have nuclear weapons and that the US would likely scale back the pivot to Asia.

The vital alliance relationship between Australia and the US is of particular interest to policy-makers. This program looks into economic, geopolitical and societal trends over the next three to five years in the United States and their intersection with vital Australian interests. The sessions will also address the implications of those trends for Australian public policy priorities and for Australian national security interests in particular.

Scope and content

Participants at this course will discuss the following issues:

• President Trump’s approach to national security, the implications for Australia’s national security and the wider region
• the changing contours of US governance and society that are shifting policy priorities
• elements of continuity and change in US ‘grand strategy’
• the role of the US in underpinning the global economy
• American approaches in alliance management in the Indo-Pacific, including burden-sharing
• the impact of US domestic political and resource constraints
• the role of the US in the Indo-Pacific, particularly its relations with China and its alliance partners.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for officers from all departments and agencies, as well as professionals, analysts, leaders from other organisations, who would benefit from a deeper understanding of the dynamics of change shaping US international policy-making and its alliance relationships, especially with Australia.

Course details

• Two day non-residential, fully-catered course.
• An ANU parking permit will be supplied.

Registration

Please contact us at nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au for further information and to obtain the registration form.

“Absolutely superb course. Excellent presenters and mentors. I found it fascinating and it will be of great benefit to me in my work. I enjoyed the dive into the US mindset and what it means for Australia’s national security development.”

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