17 September

The history of American culture abroad

ABC Classic FM Midday with Margaret Throsby

Matthew Wittmann

In this wide-ranging interview, Centre visiting fellow Matthew Wittmann from the American Numismatic Society discusses his life and work, including the history of the circus in New York and the movement of American popular culture across the Pacific, including to Australia, in the 19th century.


29 September - 1 October

Film Screenings: A Eugene Jarecki Retrospective

Docos for Politicos series


Eugene Jarecki is one of only two people to have twice won the Sundance Grand Jury prize for documentary film. Watch his award-winning documentaries on Kissinger, Reagan and the modern history of America at war as part of the Docos for Politicos film series.

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15 September

What can destroy ISIS's grip in the Middle East?



The international response to the Islamic State will be a complex US-led process that could take years to unfold. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen discusses the current crisis saying the West must partner with regional players to re-establish political authority in northern Iraq and Syria.


16 - 17 November

International Dialogue on Women in Leadership

G-20 Summit, Brisbane

Women in Leadership

Closely linked to the G-20, the International Dialogue on Women in Leadership will bring together world leaders from government, business, and academia to consider ways to encourage and promote women’s leadership in the global economy.

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Brendon O'Connor

Australia, the US, and the War on Terror

With Australia raising its terror alert level to high and Obama announcing a plan of action in the Middle East, debates about the alliance and its role in the War on Terror are re-emerging. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins an expert panel to discuss the next steps in Iraq and Syria.

Tom Switzer

Obama lays out plan for Iraq and Syria

Barack Obama's major address on his Islamic State strategy promised air strikes but can a satisfactory resolution be reached without ground troops? Research associate Tom Switzer joins a panel to read between the lines of the President's speech.

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