Events

Launch event: Dow Sustainability Program Report

1 September 2016

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

The United States Studies Centre is hosting a reception to launch the Dow Sustainability Program report. With generous support from the Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Sustainability Program was launched in 2010 with the ambition of developing public policy solutions to sustainability challenges facing Australia and the United States by drawing on the expertise and experiences of both countries.

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US politics: Even worse than it looks

3 September 2016

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Is American politics dysfunctional or does it just look that way? What happens when aggressive hyper-partisanship collides with a political system that can only work co-operatively? Is the damage fatal to the democratic system?

The United States Studies Centre has partnered with the Sydney Opera House's Festival of Dangerous Ideas to present this discussion featuring Stanford University's Shanto Iyengar and The Atlantic's Norman Ornstein, chaired by USSC chief executive Simon Jackman.
 

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American Cultures Workshop: Sculptors, Cocksuckers, Seamen: William Faulkner, Charles Henri Ford, and Blues: a Magazine of New Rhythms

14 September 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Alexander Howard of the University of New South Wales/University of Sydney presenting “Sculptors, Cocksuckers, Seamen: William Faulkner, Charles Henri Ford, and Blues: a Magazine of New Rhythms”.

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American Cultures Workshop: The stigma of whiteness? Peace movement organising and the egalitarian ideal in the 1980s

12 October 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Kyle Harvey of Macquarie University on the topic “The stigma of whiteness? Peace movement organising and the egalitarian ideal in the 1980s”.

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American Cultures Workshop: The Political (Un)Consciousness of Contemporary American Humour

26 October 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Nick Holm of Massey University on the topic “The Political (Un)Consciousness of Contemporary American Humour”.

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American Cultures Workshop: Too large to admit of much nicety’? Agricultural Improvement English Estates and Virginia Plantations, 1750-1820.

9 November 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Dominic Hennessy of the University of Queensland presenting “‘Too large to admit of much nicety’? Agricultural Improvement English Estates and Virginia Plantations, 1750-1820.”

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Richard Fontaine

Is there anything Trump can't get away with?

Alliance 21 fellow Richard Fontaine on ABC TV The Drum.


Planet America

Planet America Convention specials

Rewatch our live Convention specials with ABC's Planet America, as our experts dissect Trump, Clinton and what's ahead in the race.


Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

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