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YPFP NY: Private Diplomacy: The Experience of the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue

February 27, 2013 05:30 pm

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy is pleased to invite you the second event in the new Global Diplomacy Series, "Private Diplomacy: The Experience of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue," on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Consulate General of Australia. This event is co-hosted with the New York Young Leaders Program.  


Mr. Phillip H. Scanlan AM, Australian Consul General in New York and founder of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD), will speak to his experience in private diplomacy and the creation of alternate diplomatic avenues like the AALD. Time will be allotted for questions and light refreshments will be provided.



WHAT: Global Diplomacy Series Event, "Private Diplomacy: The Australian American Leadership Dialogue"

WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM)
WHERE: Australian Consulate General - New York, Monash Room
150 East 42nd Street, Floor 34, New York, NY
RSVP: Please email Public-Affairs-NYCG@dfat.gov.au to reserve your place at this exciting event today.

Please note: Photo identification is required for this event, per security protocols.

Mr. Phillip Scanlan AM commenced the role of Australian Consul General in New York in April 2009. Consul General Scanlan's career spans diplomacy, enterprise, education, public policy and non-government organization (NGO) entrepreneurship. He has more than 25 years of global enterprise experience in senior, chief executive and chairman roles - notably, in his leadership roles at Coca Cola Amatil.

The Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD), which plays an influential and bipartisan role in building links between Australia and the United States, is now in its 21st year and has been publicly described as being "the most significant exercise in private diplomacy ever undertaken in Australian history." It is a private bipartisan diplomatic initiative which brings together Australian and American leaders to help review and refine the parameters of the bilateral relationship in a track 1.5 diplomacy setting. The purpose of the Leadership Dialogue is to facilitate mutual understanding among Australian and American leaders on matters of designated mutual interest. 


The Global Diplomacy Series offers YPFP members the opportunity to engage with the most distinguished diplomatic representatives in New York, including diplomats from permanent missions, consulates, and embassies. Discussions will typically be off-the-record, open to a limited number of attendees, and take place at the relevant embassy, residence, or cultural office.

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