18 November

Why Obama should lead on immigration

US News & World Report


Republicans might not like Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration reform, but research associate Nicole Hemmer says the President is on safe ground legally, politically, and morally.


2 December

The US in the Middle East: For Better of For Worse

United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

David Frum

The Centre will host a public panel discussion on US action in the Middle East today with Centre guest, former speechwriter for George W. Bush and current senior editor with The Atlantic David Frum. He will be joined onstage by Centre research associate Tom Switzer and director of the West Asia Program at The Lowy Institute, Anthony Bubalo.

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17 November

Support for women quotas on shortlists

Australian Financial Review

Danielle Merrett

Gender quotas on shortlisted candidates may better achieve gender diversity than quotas on the final candidates, according to new research by the Centre's Women in Leadership project. Study lead Danielle Merrett says quotas on preselection pools could address potential criticism that affirmative action leads to less competitive candidates being selected.


Applications close 15 December

Visiting Fellowship in Creative Arts at Indiana University

September–December 2015

Indiana University

The US Studies Centre invites applications for the Visiting Fellowship in Creative Arts at Indiana University. The successful applicant would spend time at Indiana University Bloomington during the period September–December 2015.

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Bates Gill

Obama takes action on immigration

Barack Obama has used his executive powers to extend protection to the approximately 5 million undocumented migrants in the US. CEO Bates Gill looks at the implications of the action.


Obama discusses US leadership in University of Queensland speech

As part of the G20 proceedings in Brisbane, President Barack Obama delivered an address on US leadership in the Asia–Pacific. Find the video of the President's speech and a full transcript at our blog.

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