Events

American Cultures Workshop: Alan Rome

25 May 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 Alan Rome, a visiting fellow at the United States Studies Centre. Rome will present on "The Problem of Toleration in Early Massachusetts".

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America: Writers Talk Politics

21 May 2016

Join Sydney Writer's Festival and United States Studies Centre for a lively discussion on pressing social and political issues facing America today. Featuring David Smith 

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Sydney Writer's Festival | The Reality of War: Reconciling Two Worlds

20 May 2016

Join the Sydney Writer's Festival for panel discussion on What is war really like and what are the challenges of re-entering civilian life? Facilitated by James Brown

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Sydney Writer's Festival | Emma Sky: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq

19 May 2016

Join the Sydney Writer's Festival to hear Emma Sky’s insight on Iraq after having been chief advisor to the US military. Facilitated by James Brown 

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A Little Life: An Evening with Hanya Yanagihara

18 May 2016

The Centre hosted an in-depth and interactive discussion with Hanya Yanagihara about her award-winning book A Little Life and the inspiration behind it.

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US Election Watch 2016: Predicting the Unpredictable

17 May 2016

The 2016 race has proved to be one of the most unpredictable elections in modern times, with a host of larger than life characters presenting striking challenges to party elites and proving the pundits wrong over and over again. How did we get here and what issues are likely to define the next six months until Election Day? And who is most likely to win the White House? Join us to discuss these important issues and how they might affect Australia.

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American Cultures Workshop: Dr Claudia Haake

11 May 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 Dr Claudia Haake, Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and History, Institute of Latin American Studies at La Trobe University. Dr Haake will present an article entitled “Authorship and Writing Practices in Native American Letters to the Government in the Age of Removal”.

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What the heck is going on in the US presidential election?

10 May 2016

The Fulbright Commission, the University of Sydney and the United States Studies Centre present a public lecture from Professor Carol Weissert, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, sponsored by Flinders University.

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The American elections: is winning a science or an art?

4 May 2016

This in-depth and interactive discussion featured Penny Lee and Noam Neusner on "The Next American Revolution" – how American voters are forcing a major change in American politics, whether American politicians want it or not. The event was hosted by USSC chief executive officer Simon Jackman.

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The Democratisation of the American South and Its Legacies for Contemporary US Politics

4 May 2016

In this talk, Robert Mickey (University of Michigan) will argue that the United States only recently became a democracy. From the 1890s to the 1970s, the eleven states of the Confederacy constituted pockets of authoritarian rule trapped within, and sustained by, a federal democracy. These enclaves — devoted to maintaining a dependable supply of cheap agricultural labor and “white supremacy”— were established by conservative Democrats to protect their political careers and their clients’ interests.

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