The View from My Desk: US and Australian perspectives on international relations, trade and governance


This event marks a first time collaboration between UTAS, AIIA Tasmania and the New York Times and a chance to get a leading journalist's perspective on issues facing Australia and the US.

Start Date

19th Apr 2018 6:30pm

End Date

19th Apr 2018 7:30pm


Law Lecture Theatre 2, Faculty of Law Building, Grosvenor Street

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: Barry Holmes, E:; T. 6225 2123

Register Now presented by

Damien Cave

Damien Cave

Australia bureau chief, New York Times

Damien Cave ​is the inaugural Australia bureau chief for The New York Times, leading a small team of journalists covering Australia and New Zealand.

Since starting at "The Times" in 2004, he has covered a wide range of topics in more than a dozen countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Lebanon, Iraq and Vietnam. 

Damien's reporting has garnered numerous awards; most notably, he was among the group of finalists for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, for coverage of the war in Iraq. He also served as chief of The Times’s Miami bureau​, where he covered the impact of the global financial crisis and the election of Barack Obama.

After four years in Mexico, he served as the deputy national​ for digital from 2014 through to 2016, playing an integral role in The Times's digital transformation -- but he says he's much happier in Australia where he gets to report, write and still be entrepreneurial.  

It would be something of an understatement say that the the policy stances and announcements of the U.S. Government  since the election of the Trump administration , especially in international trade and geo-political issues in the Indo -Pacific area and their implications for Australia, have aroused considerable interest.

This event marks a first time collaboration  of AIIA Tasmania with The New York Times  and an opportunity to get a perspective on the range of issues facing both nations - internationally and domestically.

Damien provides us with an opportunity to gain a commentator's perspective.

Presented in collaboration with the
New York Times
and the
Australian Institute of International Affairs.