The Lowy Institute was honoured to host former US Senator and vice-presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman during his visit to Australia. 

Following a boardroom lunch with political, business and media leaders, Senator Lieberman caught up with Michael Fullilove for a fascinating discussion on America's domestic governance challenges (0:44), what we can expect from John Kerry as Secretary of State (2:00) and how seriously Washington is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the Asian century (4:44).

For the security wonks, Senator Lieberman's positive comments on the so-called 'pivot' to Asia are particularly striking (4:55). As Lieberman says when challenged by Michael Fullilove that the pivot is last year's story: 'We can't afford to let that happen. It's got to be this century's story.'