American Australian Association (AAA)

The Biden Administration: Priorities & what this means for Australia

Event Description

On January 20, President elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Citizens world-wide are keenly watching, interested in understanding the priorities of the Biden-Harris administration, and what this means.


Please join Jacob Greber US Correspondent, Australian Financial Review for an in-depth discussion with Alex Tureman, Founding Partner & CEO of Bondi Partners and Amy Dacey, Executive Director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics at the American University as they explore the key differences and similarities between the current and new administration, the predicted changes and challenges that Biden will face and the impact this change in power will have on the Australian-US relationship.


Questions for the panel may be submitted upon registration.


USA: Wednesday, 27 January 6pm EST | 3pm PST
AUS: Thursday, 28 January 10am AEDT | 9am AEST


Complimentary to attend, registration essential





Alex Tureman

Founding Partner & CEO | Bondi Partners


Mr Tureman is a leading strategist and public affairs executive. He has extensive experience developing and executing strategies and building teams that meet and exceed goals. At Bondi Partners, Mr Tureman manages global strategic growth, strengthening and expanding its services by leveraging his experience in the public and private sectors.


Before co-founding Bondi Partners, Mr Tureman served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador Joe Hockey in Washington. In this role, he acted as a key thought partner on all Ambassadorial initiatives, providing intelligence, advice and recommendations to the Ambassador on corporate and political landscapes, and their potential impacts on the U.S. – Australia alliance. He identified and strategically aligned Australian and Ambassadorial priorities with external government, media and private sector stakeholders to promote and strengthen the U.S. – Australia relationship.


Mr Tureman volunteered on the 2020 Biden for President campaign and has held leadership roles on U.S. Presidential, Senate, House and Mayoral campaigns and at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Mr Tureman began his career on Capitol Hill, in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).


He is married to Lauren Gillis, a national security professional who has worked on Capitol Hill and in the Obama Administration.



Amy Dacey

Executive Director | Sine Institute of Policy & Politics American University


Amy Dacey is the Executive Director of the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics at American University. For more than two decades, she managed prominent national organizations, advised leading elected officials and candidates, including President Barack Obama and Senator John Kerry, and counseled a variety of nonprofits and companies.


Before joining AU, Amy was President of AKD Strategies, a strategic firm working with non-profits and Foundations in the progressive policy space. During the 2016 presidential election, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Committee. During the 2004 elections she worked for then-Senator John Kerry on his presidential campaign and, following his narrow loss, helped to lead Kerry’s political operation. She also managed Rep. Louise Slaughter’s congressional campaign in 1998.


From 2010 to 2013, Amy served as Executive Director of EMILY’s List, the organization dedicated to electing Democratic women to national, state and local offices, and led the organization’s revitalization, restructuring and rebranding efforts. In addition, she served in various leadership positions for several other organizations, including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Fund for America, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Recently, Amy served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for MWWPR, one of the world’s top independent public relations agencies.


A native Auburn, New York, Amy received her bachelor’s degree in political science from American University.



Jacob Greber

US Correspondent | Australian Financial Review


Jacob Greber is the US Correspondent for the Australian Financial Review. He writes about American politics, economics and business from the Washington bureau. He was previously the economics correspondent based in Canberra.


Wednesday, 27 January
6:00pm EST | 3pm PST




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