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

Tom Switzer

Russia under pressure over MH17

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor says Russia is under great pressure to permit international access to the crash site of MH17, but it might find it difficult to exert control over rebel forces in Ukraine. Can the Obama adminstration respond rise to meet the foreign policy challenge?


Kathleen Burk

How "special" is the US–UK relationship?

Centre guest Kathleen Burk, the professor emerita of modern and contemporary history at University College London, discusses the shared history of the United States and the United Kingdom, beginning by considering whether the relationship should be considered a special one.

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