Foreign Policy and National Identity - why does it matter? Formal Dinner with Professor James Curran

Wednesday March 8 2017 7.15pm

James Curran is a professor at the University of Sydney’s history department; teaching courses in Australian political culture and foreign policy, and the history of America's relations with the world. He also has a number of books to his name, some of which have been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the NSW Premier's History Prize (The Power of Speech: Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image) and the Prime Minister's Australian History Prize 2011(The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire).

Prior to working in Sydney, Curran spent 2013 as the Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin, and in 2010 held the DFAT/ Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australia-US Alliance Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Before joining academia, Curran served in various Australian Public Service roles; and he has been interviewed on ABC and Commercial Radio and TV, and has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Spectator and The Australian Financial Review. Currently, he is writing an essay for the Lowy Institute's Penguin Special series on the contemporary Australia-US Alliance.

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