Chargé d’Affaires Carouso Speech: Talisman Saber Opening Ceremony USS Bonhomme Richard, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – June 29, 2017) Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for having me here. I would like to begin by offering thanks to Admiral Harris — thank you for your terrific remarks and your leadership in this critical Alliance — it’s hard for a diplomat to follow you at the podium at ...
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On the road in Adelaide, South Australia

Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso led 11 U.S. companies on an exciting tour of Adelaide this week to learn about how the city is leading the way in the innovation industry. From Tonsley, Flinders University to SAHMRI and the Adelaide Smart City Studio – it’s clear the city’s innovation sector is buzzing. And with The Boeing Company set to add 250 jobs to its Adelaide office, the momentum ...
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Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso Speech: Fulbright Presentation Dinner 2017 – Parliament House, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – March 8, 2017) I am so honored to be here this evening. You see, without Fulbright, I wouldn’t exist. My father John Karousatos was among the first Greek Fulbright scholars to study in America. He arrived at Emory University in the early 1950s to study chemical engineering. Now I don’t ...
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CDA James Carouso speech: Opening of U.S. Pavilion at the Australian International Airshow Avalon Airport, Geelong

(As prepared for delivery – February 28, 2017) Speaking in Sydney last December, Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said: “Our alliance is both defined by its storied past and invigorated by its boundless future.” So I hope you’ll indulge me this morning as I tell a story from our shared history ...
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The U.S. and Australia: Working together on Wildland Fire Management…

Our Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso and Emergency Management Australia Director General Mark Crosweller signed the renewal of the Wildland Fire Management Agreement this week. The Agreement builds on 15 years of close collaboration between our firefighters, and allows for the exchange of personnel and the sharing of technology and research to improve our mutual wildland ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: G’Day USA 2017 Launch – Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – December 9, 2016) G’day Australia! Thank you to everyone here – the G’Day USA sponsors and partners, and of course Foreign Minister Bishop and Minister Ciobo – there are no better friends of the United States and promoters of the U.S.-Australia relationship than these ministers. You all make my job ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: West Tech Fest – Perth Town Hall

(As prepared for delivery – December 8, 2016) Hello Perth! Hello West Tech Fest! I am delighted to be here! This is the third year that the U.S. Embassy and our Consulate General in Perth are not just participants, but partners with West Tech Fest and the OzApp Awards. It is a great way to ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: Industry Super Australia Forum – Parliament House, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – November 22, 2016) Thank you for inviting me to address this esteemed forum. I will open this afternoon’s session with President Barack Obama’s words at last June’s SelectUSA Investment Summit: “… [S]elect the USA – because nowhere in the world and never in history has there been a better place ...
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CDA Carouso Speech: U.S. Presidential Election Watch 2016

As prepared for delivery – November 9, 2016 – National Press Club, Canberra It is great to see such a crowd! Welcome to you all! Welcome to the final day of one of the most watched, most anticipated U.S. presidential election campaigns. This has been an unprecedented and extraordinary election, with not just the usual ...
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Journey to Mars: DSS36 ushers in new era of U.S.-Australia space collaboration

– November 3, 2016 –  Australia and the United States have taken a major step forward in the Journey to Mars today with the launch of a new 34-meter antenna dish at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) at Tidbinbilla. The completion of Deep Space Station 36 (DSS36) comes just two years after the launch of ...
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Speech: Inauguration of New Space Antennae Canberra Deep Space Communications Centre, Canberra

By Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso – (As prepared for delivery – November 3, 2016) As a boy growing up in New York, I, like millions of Americans and people all over the world, watched the moon landing live on television. What I did not know in 1969, and I suspect few outside Australia knew, is that those ...
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