Election Watch: Democratic Convention live with Planet America

29 July 2016

Have you been to Planet America? Now’s your chance to hitch a ride on the rocket and join us for a very special live show to mark the Democrat National Convention where the party selects its nominee to run for the top job of US President.

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Election Watch: Republican Convention live with Planet America

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.

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Distinguished Speakers Program: Advancing Global and National Health Security with Professor Lawrence Gostin, Georgetown University

20 July 2016

Over the past decade, the world has faced a series of global health crises involving contagious diseases with pandemic potential. From novel influenzas (H5N1 and H1N1), coronaviruses (SARS, and MERS) to the Ebola and Zika viruses, governments and international organisations have struggled to act quickly and decisively. The consequences loom large in both economic and human terms. In this seminar, Professor Lawrence Gostin, Linda and Timothy O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law, Georgetown University reflected on lessons learned from these and other global commissions into the Ebola epidemic and global health risk framework, with short responses from three Australian experts in the field.

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Sydney: US Vice President Joe Biden's speech on the US-Australia alliance

20 July 2016

US Vice President Joe Biden, in conjunction with the United States Studies Centre and the Lowy Institute for International Policy, delivered a speech in Sydney on the US-Australia alliance.

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Launch event: New report on US-China strategic competition in Southeast Asia

12 July 2016

The Australian National University's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in Canberra hosted a special briefing on the United States Studies Centre's new report, Dynamics of US-China-Southeast Asia Relations. The study marks the culmination of a two-year project, Emerging US Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia, funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

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For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States Between the Great War and the Cold War

6 July 2016

For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States Between the Great War and the Cold War recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America and explores the way the decades between the 1920s and 1940s functioned as a virtual laboratory for innovative religious thinking on the nature and ethics of international relations.

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ANZASA Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference

6 July 2016 - 8 July 2016

The 2016 Australia New Zealand American Studies Association Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Conference featured keynote addresses by Professor Leigh Ann Duck (University of Mississippi) and Professor Paul Kramer (Vanderbilt University), a proseminar presented by Professor Beth Bailey (University of Kansas) and Professor David Farber (University of Kansas), a special roundtable with Dr James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, and a book launch for Dr Michael Thompson. Other sessions included a workshop on academic and non-academic career preparation that was open to all postgraduates and early career researchers and was useful regardless of geographical or disciplinary specialisation.

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Circus Maximus: The 2016 US presidential race

23 June 2016

Listen back to an in-depth conversation with Bill Schneider, a leading US political analyst and professor of policy, government and international affairs at George Mason University. He spoke with USSC chief executive officer Simon Jackman about the 2016 presidential race.

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Marriage Equality in Australia: Lessons from the US campaign

10 June 2016

The architect of the marriage equality movement in the United States Evan Wolfson and the leader of Ireland’s Yes Equality campaign Tiernan Brady discussed how lessons from the United States and Ireland can be applied to Australia.

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Launch of the inaugural Asian Research Network report on America's role in the Asia-Pacific

8 June 2016

What do Australians really think of America? How do China’s neighbours view its rising influence? Is America’s power in the Asia-Pacific waning in the eyes of its allies?

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