3 July

Why the US was wrong to lobby Australia over China bank

ABC Radio National Breakfast

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Former president of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, who was in Australia to speak at a Centre conference celebrating ten years of the US–Australia Free Trade Agreement, discusses the state of trade in the Asia–Pacific and US opposition to China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.

 

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 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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2 July

US and Cuba renew diplomatic ties

ABC Radio National Drive

Sarah Graham

After 54 years, Cuba and the United States will normalise relations with the re-opening of embassies this month. Lecturer Sarah Graham explains why Congress is unlikely to lift a trade embargo anytime soon.

 

17 August

Evangelicalism and secularism in the United States and Britain

US Studies Centre, Institute Building, University of Sydney

Religion

David Bebbington from the University of Stirling examines the history of evangelicalism and secularisation in the United States and Britain since the 18th century.

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Zoellick

Robert Zoellick on the TPP and Greece

Former president of the World Bank Robert Zoellick, who was in Australia to speak at Centre conference on US–Australia trade, discusses the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the US–Australia Free Trade Agreement, and the current economic turmoil in Greece.


Stoler

Progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Former deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization Andrew Stoler, who will be speaking at the Centre's conference on the Australia–US trade relationship, looks back at the benefits of the 2005 free trade deal between the two nations and forward to the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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