Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Organisation
Business name United States Studies Centre
Trading name
ABN 85 122 586 341
Foreign business registration number
Activity type General political lobbying
Activity start date 28/09/2018
Activity end date 31/10/2019
Activity description
 The United States Studies Centre has entered into an arrangement with the US Department of State, to conduct a range of activities in Australia in 2019 collectively titled "Indo-Pacific Strategic Futures: Conference and Simulation".   The objectives and expected outcomes of the activity — agreed to by USSC and the Us DoS — include the following: 

•	Review, discuss and debate the U.S., Australian and regional geo-strategic and geo-economic policy options both in response to opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific.
•	To engage in a comprehensive conversation examining and analyzing opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific and how the United States, Australia and regional nations can respond (individually, jointly or multilaterally) to these opportunities and challenges.
•	Challenge existing geo-economic and geo-strategic assumptions on the future of the Indo-Pacific.
•	Develop innovative policy recommendations for operationalizing strategy and identify shared strategic objectives/risks in the region through 2030.
•	Publish and disseminate a paper from the conference proceedings to inform U.S., Australian and regional policymakers, including engagement activities in Canberra and/or Washington DC.

Participants in these activities — and the intended audience for the project's dissemination activities — will include members of Australian government departments with direct connection and input into government decisions. 
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government
Foreign principal commencement date 04/03/2019
Foreign principal cease date 06/03/2020
Name of foreign principal US Department of State
Foreign country/jurisdiction* associated to United States of America
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
The US Department of State has awarded the United States Studies Centre a contact for conducting workshops and seminars in Australia in 2019.