Events

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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American Cultures Workshop: Sculptors, Cocksuckers, Seamen: William Faulkner, Charles Henri Ford, and Blues: a Magazine of New Rhythms

14 September 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 Alexander Howard of the University of New South Wales/University of Sydney presenting “Sculptors, Cocksuckers, Seamen: William Faulkner, Charles Henri Ford, and Blues: a Magazine of New Rhythms”.

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The state of our union with US Ambassador John Berry

12 September 2016

Ambassador Berry joined Research Director James Brown from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney to reflect on his tenure and also offer his thoughts on the future of the US-Australia relationship.

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US politics: Even worse than it looks

3 September 2016

Is American politics dysfunctional or does it just look that way? What happens when aggressive hyper-partisanship collides with a political system that can only work co-operatively? Is the damage fatal to the democratic system?

The United States Studies Centre partnered with the Sydney Opera House's Festival of Dangerous Ideas to present this discussion featuring Stanford University's Shanto Iyengar and The Atlantic's Norman Ornstein, chaired by USSC chief executive Simon Jackman.
 

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Launch event: Dow Sustainability Program Report

1 September 2016

The United States Studies Centre is hosting a reception to launch the Dow Sustainability Program report. With generous support from the Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Sustainability Program was launched in 2010 with the ambition of developing public policy solutions to sustainability challenges facing Australia and the United States by drawing on the expertise and experiences of both countries.

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American Cultures Workshop: The Role of Resilience in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers

24 August 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 Tara Colley of the Australian Catholic University (Canberra) presenting “The Role of Resilience in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers”.

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The role of new media in shaping US politics

24 August 2016

Matt Bai is the national political columnist for Yahoo! News, where his “Political World” column appears every Thursday. Before joining Yahoo, he was the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns, and a columnist for the Times. At this American Chamber of Commerce event presented in partnership with the US Studies Centre, Bai discussed the condition of the US political landscape and the role of new media in shaping US politics.

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Populism at the polls: The challenges facing modern American conservatism

22 August 2016

Brexit, Bernie, Trump and Turnbull: modern democracies are being challenged by populist politics and ambitious politicians are riding the wave of newly mobilised voters. In the United States, the threat of civil war within the Republican Party as it struggles with the balance of policy and populism is very real. What will the rise of Donald Trump mean for the party of ideas before and after the 2016 presidential election?

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Three Mile Island and the Birth of Biotic Nationalism

18 August 2016

On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of US nuclear energy occurred at Unit Two of the Three Mile Island nuclear facility in Central Pennsylvania. In this seminar, USSC visiting fellow Dr Natasha Zaretsky will use the accident as a lens for exploring the US political realignment of the late 1970s, as the New Deal liberal consensus came apart and conservatives consolidated their power.

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