Mission & Vision

 

Mission

The mission of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is to increase understanding of the United States in Australia.

Spanning the study of politics and policy, economics and business, culture and society, the core activities of the Centre include:

  • Postgraduate degrees and undergraduate teaching
  • Academic research and research training
  • Policy analysis and commentary
  • Business leadership forums
  • Public education and community outreach
 
 
US Studies Centre video produced for the American Australian Association Benefit Dinner 
 

 

Vision

The ambition of the United States Studies Centre is to become the leading academic institution outside America for the study of the United States.

Our principal objectives are to:

  • Undertake analysis, research and teaching of the highest quality
  • Be the international hub for the study of the United States
  • Build networks with preeminent American academic institutions and scholars

 

US Studies Centre advertisement created for the Sydney Film Festival

 


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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

David Smith

Race, America and the Michael Brown shooting

The shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown and the protests inspired by it have laid bare the racial divides that still persist across the US. Lecturer David Smith discusses the complex issues at play in Ferguson, Missouri.


Russell Trood

US marines in Australia spark debate

With the latest AUSMIN talks cementing an agreement to base 2,500 US marines in Darwin by 2017, Australia's north has become the focus of a debate around defence spending and priorities. Adjunct professor with the Centre's Defence and Security Program Russell Trood joins an expert panel to discuss the issue.

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