What exactly is anti-Americanism? How can so many nations claim to have a "special relationship" with the United States?
How can elites insist that their nations have special relations with the U.S. at the same time as public opinion polls show record levels of anti-American sentiment?
This event will address these and related questions while focusing on the Anglosphere nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Particular attention will be given to the U.S.-Australia partnership- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Peter Beinart is an American journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and Senior Political Writer for The Daily Beast website. Beinart worked at The New Republic until 2006, for much of the time writing The New Republic's signature "TRB" column, which was reprinted in the New York Post and other major American newspapers.
From 2007 to 2009, Beinart was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Beinart is the author of The Good Fight: Why Liberals, and Only Liberals, Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, and The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.
Dr. Michael Fullilove
Dr. Michael Fullilove, Program Director for Global Issues at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, has worked as a lawyer, a volunteer in the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, and an adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating. Fullilove was a consultant to Frank Lowy AC on the establishment of the Lowy Institute.
Fullilove graduated in international relations and law from the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, with dual university medals. He also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he took a master's degree in international relations and wrote his doctorate on Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy. His dissertation was awarded the annual prize for the best international history thesis in Britain.
Fullilove has published more than fifty articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, The National Interest and Foreign Affairs. He has been quoted in publications such as The Yomiuri Shimbun, The South China Morning Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, and he is a regular commentator for the ABC and CNN. Fullilove's first book, Men and Women of Australia! Our Greatest Modern Speeches, was published by Vintage in 2005.
Robert Hathaway is the director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Brendon O'Connor joined the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in 2009 as Associate Professor in American Politics. He was previously with the Department of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University.
O'Connor was the Australia Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC in 2008 and in 2006 he was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University. He is the editor of seven books on anti-Americanism and has also published articles and books on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian-American relations.
He has taught courses on American domestic politics and foreign affairs, and supervised theses on a variety of topics such as anti-Americanism, neoconservatism, the Iraq War and presidential politics.
"...public opinion polls show record levels of anti-American sentiment..."
This is simply untrue. Those polls record significant opposition to the foreign policy decisions of the United States. They do not, however, show any general dislike of Americans, in general. Your failure to recognize the difference is quite telling.
It is disappointing to see people like Peter with such a distorted view of other Americans. To argue his points, he places false labels on conservatives. He does not seem to care about truth, but only what furthers his agenda or that of his socialistic views.
We the people are a bit fed-up with Peter’s type of lies and deceptions along with the left-wing vs the right-wing worthless debates. If we fail to remove both types from our government then this nation will eventually go the way of the Roman empire.