29 October

The Reagan myth distilled

US News & World Report


Fifty years on from "A Time for Choosing," the speech that launched Ronald Reagan's career as a politician and a conservative icon, research associate Nicole Hemmer examines what the address says about Reagan and about conservatism.


29 October

TV Nation: What The Wire, House of Cards, and Girls can teach us about America

Institute Building, University of Sydney

House of Cards

Most of us switch the TV on to switch off, but both TV and its viewers are capable of serious commentary. Join an expert panel of economists, television critics and media scholars to discuss what TV says about the United States.

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27 October

The female pioneers of Motown

FBi Radio

The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were the first all-female band to make it to number one for Motown Records but were plagued by a range of issues that saw them eclipsed in popularity by other artists at the time. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan tells their extraordinary story and looks at their legacy.


16-17 November

International Dialogue on Women in Leadership

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane

Women in Leadership

Join leaders across politics, government, business, and academia in this world-first event following the G20 in Brisbane to discuss issues around women’s participation and global growth, gender diversity and women in leadership.

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Melissa Grah-Mcintosh

Closing the gender gap

Director of the Centre's Women in Leadership initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh discusses the upcoming International Dialogue on Women in Leadership and why gender equality remains an important issue for the US, Australia, and the world.

Rodney Taveira

The Wire and American television

Centre lecturer Rodney Taveira discusses the cult television show The Wire, what it reveals about American culture and how television offers a window into contemporary issues in the US.

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