28 May 2015
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
The United States Embassy and United States Consulate General Sydney, in partnership with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and Vivid Ideas Festival, present the US Ambassador's Innovation Roundtable.
2 June 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Centre is pleased to host an intimate conversation with Mr Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. Liveris will discuss the reinvigoration of the Australian and American economies, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and national competitiveness in conversation with the Alliance 21 program director James Brown.
6 June 2015
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
US Studies Centre and University of Sydney film experts will take centre stage at the Sydney Film Festival in a dedicated Micro-Talk session Upstairs in The Hub. This very popular session features four leading film academics, including US Studies Centre lecturer Rodney Taveira. Each will present short and informative 15-minute talks followed by a Q&A.
13 June 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
One of America's most provocative public intellectuals and prominent champion for racial justice and progressive politics, Dr Cornel West, will be touring Australia for the first time this June. At this event presented by Think Inc., West will discuss the role of race, gender, and class in today’s society. He will draw comparisons between both country’s cultural issues and the means by which we act and react to our "radical conditionedness”.
25 June 2015
Time: 7:00am - 4:00pm
As the Australian agriculture sector looks for new ways to dramatically increase productivity, improving and maintaining soil security will be paramount to increasing food and fibre production. With new digital technology rapidly transforming the sector in the United States, the Centre will be hosting a conference in June to help share knowledge between the two countries on this important issue.
Soil, Big Data, and the Future of Agriculture will draw together the world’s commercial and scientific leaders in agriculture, soil science, and soil conservation to discuss how the latest technological advancements can enable a sustainable intensification of food production to meet the needs of a growing global middle class.
25 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Following recent scholarship (Erin G. Carlston, William J. Maxwell, Timothy Melley) that renews questions of state power, national security, and cultural production, this conference seeks to appraise critically, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the contemporary and historical interrelations between the state and the culture industries in the United States.
2 July 2015
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) marks its 10th anniversary this year. To celebrate this landmark agreement, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Centre will bring together leading Australian and American business representatives, government officials, and policy experts to reflect on its past successes and its implications for the future bilateral trade agenda.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Gender bias against women in the workplace hasn't gone away despite decades of laws aimed at improving equal pay and opportunities. Visiting professor Iris Bohnet discusses how we can address unconcious bias in hiring and promotion.
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.