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.
TV Nation: What The Wire, House of Cards, and Girls can teach us about America
Institute Building, University of Sydney
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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The female pioneers of Motown
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.
International Dialogue on Women in Leadership
Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane
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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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
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.
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.