24 August 2016
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 Tara Colley of the Australian Catholic University (Canberra) presenting “The Role of Resilience in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers”.
22 August 2016
Brexit, Bernie, Trump and Turnbull: modern democracies are being challenged by populist politics and ambitious politicians are riding the wave of newly mobilised voters. In the United States, the threat of civil war within the Republican Party as it struggles with the balance of policy and populism is very real. What will the rise of Donald Trump mean for the party of ideas before and after the 2016 presidential election?
18 August 2016
On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of US nuclear energy occurred at Unit Two of the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Central Pennsylvania. In this seminar, USSC visiting fellow Dr Natasha Zaretsky will use the accident as a lens for exploring the US political realignment of the late 1970s, as the New Deal liberal consensus came apart and conservatives consolidated their power.
17 August 2016
With the mind-boggling US presidential election campaign coming to a close in a matter of months, what kind of Middle East policy can we expect from the candidates? Michael Singh will provide insights into how the candidates will likely engage with the major players in the region and what legacy the Obama Administration has left for future policy-makers.
10 August 2016
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 Mark Steven, a visiting fellow at the United States Studies Centre.
4 August 2016
The next US president will face numerous foreign policy challenges including heightened tensions across Europe, the Middle East and the South China Sea. Bringing together US foreign policy experts who have worked with presidential candidates from both parties, we will look at how a Democrat or Republican president might influence international affairs in 2017 and beyond.
4 August 2016
The crux of the debate over network neutrality can be boiled down to the claim that the Internet's existing architecture represents an essential foundation for its success that must be preserved. It may come as a surprise that the engineering literature is replete with commentaries noting the many things that the Internet was not designed to do well. This seminar will examine the architectural commitments embedded in the Internet's design. It will also explore how the environment surrounding the Internet has changed over the past twenty years and how further innovation may depend on permitting the architecture to evolve to meet these new demands.
1 August 2016
Governor Sandoval was the special guest of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney on August 1 to share his vision and efforts to diversify the state’s economy in the face of these challenges, resulting in the concept of the “New Nevada”. Listen back here.
29 July 2016
The USSC teamed up with ABC News 24’s Planet America to celebrate the Democratic National Convention. The Chaser's Chas Licciardello and USSC Research Associate John Barron, along with a panel of experts, put the nominees under the microscope and provided analysis throughout this special event at the Giant Dwarf theatre in Sydney.
22 July 2016
The USSC teamed up with ABC News 24’s Planet America to celebrate the Republican National Convention. The Chaser's Chas Licciardello and USSC Research Associate John Barron, along with a panel of experts, put the nominees under the microscope and provided analysis throughout this special event at the Giant Dwarf theatre in Sydney.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Alliance 21 fellow Richard Fontaine on ABC TV The Drum.
Rewatch our live Convention specials with ABC's Planet America, as our experts dissect Trump, Clinton and what's ahead in the race.
Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.