Kyle Springer is the program manager at the Perth USAsia Centre and provides high-level program assistance and develops the think tank and external outreach programs of the Centre. In addition to planning and coordinating a range of program and research initiatives, he also directs the Centre's Indonesia programs and convenes the Australia-Indonesia Working Group. Mr Springer was a researcher with the defence and foreign policy think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was a program assistant with the Australian Trade Commission (AusTrade) at the Australian Embassy in Washington. While at CSIS, he supported the research of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, working on a variety of subjects including economic reform in Vietnam, political developments in Cambodia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the 2013 APEC meetings. He has written for the CSIS Asia blog, cogitAsia, Southeast Asia from Scott Circle, Indo-Pacific Review, and for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's The Strategist. In 2014, Mr Springer co-authored a chapter with Andrea Gleason on Australia-Indonesia economic cooperation in New Perspectives on Indonesia: Understanding Australia's Closest Asian Neighbour. Prior to working in international relations, he was a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Western Australia (2012) and a Bachelor of Science from the California State University (2008).