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The Hon. Kevin Rudd delivers keynote address on Alternative Futures

The Hon. Kevin Rudd delivers keynote address on Alternative Futures for U.S. – China Relations

On June 11, 2015, the American Australian Association hosted former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd at our Annual Spring Lecture Lunch held at JP Morgan Chase and Co. headquarters in New York.

Mr. Rudd delivered the keynote speech on Alternative Futures for U.S. – China Relations based on the ‘US- China 21’ study he authored for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
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Featured Fellows
Angela and Monkol Lek continue positive impact on rare disease research

Angela and Monkol Lek are recipients of the American Australian Association’s Education Fellowships for their research on Muscular dystrophy in Boston. Monkol received the Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship in 2012 for his work at the Massachusetts General Hospital on the genetic causes of muscular dystrophy. Angela was awarded the Merck Company Foundation Fellowship in 2014 for her post-doctoral research at the Harvard Medical School on translational research of muscular dystrophy. They share how the Association’s Fellowship award has helped further their research. Read more.

Featured Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient
Susan Gibb, Australian curator & writer


  Susan Gibb is an emerging Australian curator and writer. Susan was awarded a grant from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund to undertake a residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York. Since completing the residency in March, Susan is now curating at a performance-focused institution in Amsterdam. Read more.

Applications now open: Dame Joan Sutherland Fund

The American Australian Association is now accepting applications from emerging Australian and American artists seeking small grants to undertake professional development exchange. Applications close 15 July 2015. Find out more.

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Annual Wine Tasting Dinner
Mon, 22 June 2015
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AAA Summer Cruise
Thur, 16 July 2015
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18 June: RMIT Alumni Networking Event - Register
20 June:
The 4th Annual Commonwealth Bank NYC Chappel-Hadlee Cricket Match - Greenwich, CT - Book your seat on the supporter's bus
22 June: AAA's Annual Wine Tasting Dinner - Register
14 July: AWNY Beautiful You: A Professional Make-up Workshop - Register
16 July: AAA Summer Cruise - Register

16-18 July:
Sydney University Graduates Union of North America 25th Annual Meeting
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27 June: Aussie Cali Style - Summer Wine Tasting - Boston - Register


Annual Spring Lecture Lunch
with the Hon. Kevin Rudd

11 June, New York
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  Spotlight On Ambassadors
28 May, Los Angeles
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Spotlight On Food + Drink Aussiepreneurs
1 June, New York
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Young New Yorkers Night
14 May, New York
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  Summer Party in LA
14 June, Los Angeles
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  MDA's A Taste of Down Under
15 June, New York
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Rio Tinto first major corporate investor in strategic partnership to strengthen ties between Western Australia, Indo-Pacific and US, Rio Tinto media release
American Airlines and Qantas to add flights between U.S., Australia, Dallas Business Journal
Four Australian restaurants named in the top 100 in the world,
Virgin seeks to extend alliance with Delta on Australia - U.S. routes, Atlanta Business Chronicle
Why Every NBA Team Needs an Australian, The Wall Street Journal
It’s Here: US Gets World Cup Underway Against Australia, CBS New York
Dellavedova, the NBA and Australia's Olympic hopes: the glory days are coming, The Guardian
Matildas Alanna Kennedy and Leena Khamis in FIFA women’s world cup, The Daily Telegraph
Warren Buffett lands in Australia with $500m IAG deal, The Australian
Baylor college football team in negotiations to play 2016 season opener in Australia: reports, Fox Sports
Smashed avo, anyone? Five Australian creations taking the world by storm, The Guardian

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