Events

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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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? The US Studies Centre hosted a panel of experts 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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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Made for the 2016 American Australian Association Gala Dinner, Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.


James Brown

Why do we go to war?

Research director James Brown discusses his Quarterly Essay looking at the reasoning behind sending troops to war.


Nicole Hemmer

Taking action after Orlando

Research associate Nicole Hemmer discusses homophobia, terrorism and American gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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