22 May

Bridging the China gulf

The Australian


Australia’s diplomatic skills are bound to be severely tested as the relationship between China and the US grows more contentious. Visiting professor Linda Jakobson says Australia must work out reasonable and workable ways forward among its diverse China constituencies.


26 May

Police violence and protest in America: what it means for Australia

United States Studies Centre

Police Violence

The series of high profile incidents has opened public discussions about the role that law enforcement plays in American society, especially in communities of colour. What can be done to redress the problems and what does it mean for Australia? Join the Centre for a public panel on race, police violence and protest in the US and Australia.

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21 May

Islamic State advance in Syria

ABC NewsRadio


Islamic State militants have seized full control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen discusses this development and the other major international issues.


25 June

Soil, Big Data and the Future of Agriculture


Soil, Big Data and the Future of Agriculture

This conference draws together the world’s commercial and scientific leaders in agriculture, soil science, and soil conservation to discuss how technological advancements can enable a sustainable intensification of food production to meet the needs of a growing middle class.

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Susan Pond

A bright future for alternative fuels

In the lead-up to the Centre's Low Carbon Transport On The Move conference, adjunct professor in sustainability Susan Pond discussed the promise of renewable energy in Australia.


Barry Jackson on the 2016 race

Former chief of staff to House Speaker John Boehner and key advisor to President George W. Bush Barry Jackson looks at the Republican field in 2016 and grades the performance of the Republicans in Congress.

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