Third US Presidential Debate - Live Screening

20 October 2016

The Centre will host a live screening of the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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White trash/trashed whites: Questions of class and whiteness in US history

19 October 2016

White trash. The phrase immediately conjures up a host of derogatory popular culture images from the fictional Dukes of Hazzard to the reality show antics of Honey Boo Boo. More recently, the blame for the ascendancy of the Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump, has fallen upon ‘white trash’ communities. At this academic seminar, researchers Sarah Dunstan, Hollie Pich and Daniel Dixon will explore the history of the US in terms of white trash.

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American Cultures Workshop: The stigma of whiteness? Peace movement organising and the egalitarian ideal in the 1980s

12 October 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 Kyle Harvey of Macquarie University on the topic “The stigma of whiteness? Peace movement organising and the egalitarian ideal in the 1980s”.

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The Rise of the Populists

10 October 2016

From Sanders to Xenophon, Trump to Hanson, and even Brexit, 2016 has been a year marked by a rise in populist political movements. Listen back to the podcast.

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Second US Presidential Debate - Live Screening

10 October 2016

The Centre will screen the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump live at our boardroom.

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American politics in the time of Trump: Don Watson in conversation with James Brown

6 October 2016

Join Don Watson and fellow Quarterly Essayist James Brown for a discussion about the strangest election campaign the US has ever seen. In Quarterly Essay 63: Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016.

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Women at Work: Australia and the United States

5 October 2016

At the launch of the US Studies Centre's report Women at Work: Australia and the United States, author Dr Rae Cooper was joined by Sky News Presenter and former Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally to discuss the findings.

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Election Watch | Showdown: Reflections on the first presidential debate

28 September 2016

Presidential debates are often the only time major party nominees come face to face during the campaign. They can draw anywhere between 30 million and 70 million viewers and, in a year when the stakes have never been higher, they could make or break either candidate.

Following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney brought together Harvard College Professor Jennifer L. Hochschild and Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman for a debrief on the highs and lows of the first official face-off.

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Australian Political Studies Association: Postgraduate Day

25 September 2016

The Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Postgraduate Day features a keynote address from USSC Chief Executive Officer Professor Simon Jackman and a presentation from USSC Senior Lecturer Dr David Smith. The Postgraduate Day is part of the 2016 APSA Annual Conference held at the University of New South Wales.

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National security and the next US president

19 September 2016

Every US president needs a decisionmaking system that harnesses the full capabilities and accumulated wisdom of the US government and the nation's many stakeholders. But are structural problems hindering national security professionals from delivering effective policy making?

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