ANU welcomes US foreign policy expert

Former Hillary Clinton foreign policy advisor Laura Rosenberger will be at The Australian National University (ANU) as a Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor.

Ms Rosenberger will join the ANU National Security College next week to support its work on training the next generation of policy and security officials as well as contributing to the national debate.

She will deliver a public lecture, US foreign policy in the 2020 presidential race, and where to after Trump, on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Formerly a senior US foreign policy and White House official, Ms Rosenberger worked on Mrs Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, and is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Head of the National Security College Professor Rory Medcalf said Ms Rosenberger’s visit will help sustain a dynamic exchange of ideas and insights as the United States and Australia both grapple with political and security uncertainties.

“Laura Rosenberger has extensive background on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, as well as deep expertise on foreign interference in democracies, offering invaluable knowledge for Australian policy debates,” Professor Medcalf said.

“Additionally, Laura will provide unique insights into America’s evolving views on the US-China relationship and, as the 2020 US Presidential race kicks into gear, the issues that will define the future national security and foreign policy debate in America.”

The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor program has seen a number of influential thought-leaders in issues of security and foreign policy attend the National Security College to collaborate on research, provide unique perspective to issues of national importance in Australia, and enhance the University’s international partnerships.

Ms Rosenberger will have a number of scheduled events during her visit, but is available for interviews. Her areas of expertise also include:

  • US-China relations
  • Social media and information technologies, democracy and authoritarianism
  • Foreign electoral interference and democratic resilience
  • North Korea nuclear issues

To arrange an interview with Ms Rosenberger, contact Jo Meehan +61 436 605 635 or

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