25 September

Blood year

Quarterly Essay

Quarterly Essay

It is easier to counter Islamic State on the battlefield than it is to defeat them in the arena of public perception. Nevertheless, says Alliance 21 director James Brown, liberal democracies like Australia and the United States do have the capacity to defeat the terror group's narrative.


13 October

US Trivia Night

Manning Bar, The University of Sydney


Think you know America? From politics to pop culture and history to Hollywood, the  Centre's trivia challenge will be a chance to test your knowledge and team up with your friends for a chance to win a $100 bar tab and other great prizes.

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24 September

What China wants

ABC Classic FM Midday with Margaret Throsby

Linda Jakobson

Visiting professor Linda Jakobson discusses the China-led Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank, what China wants from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the leadership of Xi Jinping as well as her Finnish background and years spent living in China.


19 October

How to End a War

PNR Lecture Theatre 1 (Farrell), The University of Sydney


What does it take to end a war? What is the role the United States should play overseas in conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Ukraine? Join an expert panel including former foreign minister Bob Carr, lecturer Gorana Grgic, Alliance 21 director James Brown and more.

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Bates Gill

What to expect from Obama-Xi meeting

Centre CEO Bates Gill looks at the issues that define the China-US relationship, including military buildup in the South China Sea and cyber espionage.

Melissa Grah-McIntosh

More flexibility required for working women

Director of the Centre's W21 initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh discusses how to create flexibility in the workplace for women, saying that there are potential models to emulate in the United States and Scandinavia.

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