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2008 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Visiting Scholar Public Lecture

Media release

C122/08

A missed opportunity: the Curtin-Roosevelt meetings and
Australian-American relations

A free public lecture by John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Visiting Scholar Dr Steven Casey

4.00pm
Thursday 8 May
BankWest Theatre John Curtin Gallery
Curtin University of Technology, Bentley Campus

Visiting international historian Dr Steven Casey will focus on war time Prime Minister John Curtin’s relationship with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the 2008 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) Visiting Scholar Public Lecture at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus on Thursday May 8.

Dr Casey will present the public lecture titled A missed opportunity: the Curtin-Roosevelt meetings and Australian-American relations to be held at 4.00pm in the BankWest Theatre.

He will discuss how the alliance between Australia and America during World War II was often brittle and acrimonious and shed new light on the meetings between Curtin and Roosevelt in the United States in April 1944.

Dr Casey – the 2008 JCPML Visiting Scholar – is a Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science and has a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from Oxford University.

He has authored two books, Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and the Press in the US, 1950-1953 and Cautious Crusade: Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Public Opinion and Nazi Germany, 1941-45 and many journal articles.

Attention Editor/COS: Dr Casey is available for interviews and a photograph is available on request. Media parking will be available in Car Park P3 – enter by the main entrance on Kent Street and follow the signs.