US Ambassador's Innovation Roundtable

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.

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Andrew Liveris in conversation

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.

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Curiosity Season: Micro-Talks at the Sydney Film Festival Hub

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.

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An Evening with Dr Cornel West

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”.

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Soil, Big Data and the Future of Agriculture Conference

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.

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The State and US Culture Industries

25 June 2015 - 26 June 2015

Time: 9:00am

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.

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Celebrating 10 years of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement

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.

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Iris Bohnet

Do targets work to reduce gender inequality?

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.

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.


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