3 December 2015
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney hosted an invite-only roundtable discussion with president and CEO of Women's World Banking Mary Ellen Iskenderian. The discussion focused on US and global progress in promoting women in financial services leadership.
2 December 2015
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney hosted a reception to welcome president and CEO of Women's World Banking, New York, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, with remarks by Australian Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, on the topic of the importance of investing in women from American and Australian perspectives.
1 December 2015
Across the world, the knowledge and skills of 865 million women are seriously underutilised when it comes to contributing to economic growth. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, New York, discussed why organisations and societies must invest to increase participation of women in the workforce at this free public lecture. Listen to the podcast.
25 November 2015
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 featured guest speaker Dr Ethan Blue, University of Western Australia.
25 November 2015
A little over a month ago, representatives of the 12 participant states in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) announced a final agreement had been reached. The TPP continues to be publicly debated, driven by discussions ranging from workers rights to geopolitical competition. The Alliance 21 Program hosted a roundtable discussion with Elizabeth Ward, Australia’s chief negotiator for the TPP, who helped dispel the myths and provided unique insight into the negotiation process.
24 November 2015
The United States Studies Centre, Department of Government and International Relations and Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney hosted a discussion with former war photographer for The New York Times and current researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Johan Spanner.
11 November 2015
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 featured guest speakers Dan Dixon of the University of Sydney on the topic "'Try to Stay Awake': David Foster Wallace’s search for an authentic John McCain" and Pamela Maddock of the University of Sydney "Managing Venereal Disease in the US Army, 1900-1916."
10 November 2015
At a time when cities are back on the national agenda, and with the Obama Administration committing $160 million to a new Smart Cities Initiative, there has never been a better time to think about how to make our cities smarter. John Tolva, former Chief Technology Officer from the City of Chicago, and Frans-Anton Vermast, Senior Stategy Advisor from Amsterdam, shared their experiences and lessons in creating and sustaining smart cities at this public lecture presented by the Future Cities Collaborative..
30 October 2015
Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum performed an exclusive concert as part of his visit to Sydney. Born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC and living in LA, he is one of the most prominent and respected voices of the transnational hip-hop movement. Offendum uses ‘conscious rap’ or ‘political hip-hop’ as a vehicle to inspire young people, challenge authority, expose hypocrisy and injustice, and support positive socio-cultural transformation.
28 October 2015
Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum discussed the intersection of Middle Eastern politics and hip hop at this Sydney Ideas-US Studies Centre event. Offendum uses ‘conscious rap’ or ‘political hip-hop’ as a vehicle for supporting progressive social and cultural movements around the world and particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia.