25 June

Producing food better and more efficiently

ABC NSW Country Hour

Sonny Ramaswamy

United States Depertment of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture director Sonny Ramaswamy, who visited Australia for the Centre's Soil, Big Data, and the Future of Agriculture conference, says retailers and consumers must change the way they think about the food production.


2 July

Celebrating 10 years of AUSFTA

Grand Ballroom, Hilton, Sydney


The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) marks its 10th anniversary this year and to celebrate this landmark agreement, AmCham, DFAT and the Centre will bring together leading Australian and American experts and officials to reflect on the US-Australia trade relationship.

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25 June

Trade Promotion Authority imperative for Obama

Bloomberg TV

Tom Switzer

Research associate Tom Switzer, discusses the importance of fast-track trade negotiation authority after a vote in the Senate clears the way for progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


6 July

A Masterclass with Dr Azar Nafisi

US Studies Centre, Institute Building, University of Sydney

Azar Nafisi

The Centre is hosting a masterclass with Dr Azar Nafisi, author of the international best seller Reading Lolita in Tehran, and currently the Director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

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Rodney Taveira

Why study Parks and Recreation?

Coordinator of the Centre's Stand Up USA: American Humour and Comedy unit Rodney Taveira explains the hidden elements of American society revealed by US TV series Parks and Recreation.

Tom Switzer

Hillary hits the hustings and TPP stalls

Research associate Tom Switzer discusses the big stories from the week including Hillary Clinton's first big campaign speech and the latest roadblock in Congress for the TPP.

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