23 May 2013
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
China is becoming the key economy of the current era. It’s tipped to overtake the US within 10 years. But what other effects will economic power have on China? Will China’s rise be ‘peaceful’, or something the world outside needs to be apprehensive about? Join China-watching experts Dr Bates Gill (Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy), Mobo Gao (The Battle of China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution) and Feng Chongji (The Chinese Communist Party: from Chen Duxiu to Li Shenzhi) for a discussion moderated by Kerry Brown.
24 May 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The US Studies Centre is partnering with the Power Institute and Sydney Ideas at the University of Sydney to present a lecture by international guest speaker Michael Fried. In his lecture Fried will show Demand's two minute long stop-motion film Pacific Sun (2011) (the name of a cruise ship struck by seven powerful waves off the coast of New Zealand several years ago), and will discuss the film and artist in detail.
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Associate professor Brendon O'Connor previews Barack Obama's major defence speech, saying that the closing of Guantanamo Bay and the continued use of drone strikes are sure to be key issues.