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Ashe Lecture Series
U.S. Policy in the Indo-Pacific: Standing by our Allies
March 6, 2023 • 5:30pm
Please join us for an Ashe Lecture and Q&A featuring A.B. Culvahouse (’70), former U.S. Ambassador to Australia (2019-2021).
U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific is one of the most important aspects of the American national security strategy. As American policy evolves to respond to new threats in the region, U.S. relationships with allies evolve as well. Culvahouse joins the Ashe Lecture Series to discuss the changing dynamics of the Indo-Pacific and the alliances that support U.S. interests in the region.
Culvahouse is Chair Emeritus and Of Counsel to the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. A dedicated public servant, he has led the highest levels of American government and built a distinguished international legal practice through five decades.
In 2019, Culvahouse was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the government and people of Australia. While leading the U.S. mission in Canberra, he facilitated American cooperation and aid during the tragic brush fires and global Covid crisis. He also worked to deepen economic engagement by developing strategically reliable critical minerals supply chains, frontier technologies and joint endeavors in space exploration.