Can You Afford to Live Where You Choose?

4 March 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

How do we respond to the challenge to deliver housing that is affordable relative to household incomes for first homebuyers, renters, key workers and the disadvantaged? David Rosen, a US authority on affordable housing finance discusses the strategies they are using in the US.

The event is co-presented by Sydney ideas

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Housing Affordability – Lessons from America applied in an Australian Context

5 March 2015

Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Future Cities Collaborative is pleased to host a roundtable discussion with special US guest Dr David Rosen on Housing Affordability, to be moderated by Professor Edward Blakely. The roundtable will explore financial models for affordable housing in the Australian context.

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The Role of the United States in Asia-Pacific Security

6 March 2015

Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm

The well-being and future of the United States is inextricably connected to the peaceful development of the Asia-Pacific region. President Obama has made engagement in the region a strategic priority for the United States of America. Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security will discuss the United States rebalance to Asia and its efforts to further strengthen the security in the region.

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Academic Seminar with Dr Benjamin Kahan

10 March 2015

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The United States Studies Centre is pleased to host an acadenic seminar with visiting fellow Dr Benjamin Kahan, Assistant Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. On his paper in titled "Volitional Etiologies".

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Comedy and Morality: Satire, Censorship and Dirty Words

12 March 2015

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

What’s the relationship between comedy and morality? Is there one? Should there be? This talk by David Misch will explore this question by examining satire, taboos, and censorship. Misch’s talk and the ensuing discussion will be a taster of the new American Studies undergraduate unit of study, Stand Up USA: American Comedy and Humour. The unit’s coordinator, Dr Rodney Taveira, will moderate the talk and be on hand to answer any enquiries about the unit.

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China's conflicted policies toward its periphery

16 March 2015

Time: 2:00pm - 3:15pm

The United States Studies Centre and China Studies Centre are pleased to host a roundtable discussion with special guest Professor Michael Yahuda, Emeritus Professor of the London School of Economics and a Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott's School, George Washington University on the following topic "China's conflicted declared new policies towards its periphery". 

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Winter Study Abroad Information Session

17 March 2015

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The United States Studies Centre is offering undergraduate students two exciting study abroad opportunities over the Winter School period. Escape the cold weather to soak up the sun in Los Angeles or expore the bustling streets of Shanghai.

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Brendon O'Connor

War of ideas in the Middle East

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor analyses the latest foreign policy speech by Barack Obama, contrasting it with Republican Jeb Bush's tough talk on the Islamic State extremists.

Tom Switzer

Obama asks Congress for war powers

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to back a global war against the Islamic State group, but with caveats on sending in US ground forces. Research associate Tom Switzer looks at the motivation for seeking this authorisation



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