Student Activities

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner

16 November 2016


Please join the US Studies Centre for turkey, pumpkin pie and more as we celebrate Thanksgiving! This will be a great opportunity to catch up with classmates and have a break from exams.

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American Cultures Workshop: Too large to admit of much nicety’? Agricultural Improvement English Estates and Virginia Plantations, 1750-1820.

9 November 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 Dominic Hennessy of the University of Queensland presenting “‘Too large to admit of much nicety’? Agricultural Improvement English Estates and Virginia Plantations, 1750-1820.”

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American Cultures Workshop: The Political (Un)Consciousness of Contemporary American Humour

26 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 Nick Holm of Massey University on the topic “The Political (Un)Consciousness of Contemporary American Humour”.

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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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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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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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Innovation Ecosystems Workshop: Making it happen in Western Sydney

9 September 2016

The Future Cities Collaborative, together with Deloitte and UrbanGrowth NSW, invited key actors from the Parramatta region to a workshop led by Professor Ed Blakely, Chair of the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre, to examine how we can accelerate the innovation economy in Western Sydney.

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2016 United States Studies Centre Open Day

27 August 2016

The United States Studies Centre had its largest presence ever at the University of Sydney Open Day, with seven different events and booths on campus. Of particular note was this year’s Live Election Debate, which starred the Centre’s very own Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton impersonators. The packed room served fairy floss and popcorn and a healthy dose of comedy. The day also included the graduation ceremony for the Centre's high school unit America: Prophecy, Power, Politics and the final of the Centre's Debate the Future of America competition.

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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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