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Capturing Political Animals: A conversation with director Jonah Markowitz

28 February 2017

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Documentary Political Animals tells the story of one of the biggest civil rights struggles of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women in California. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film chronicles their fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities.

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Who is the forgotten man?

2 March 2017

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

American political analyst, historian and journalist Thomas Frank has long chronicled the decline of the American middle class and the cries for more meaningful action on income inequality. During his visit to Australia, he'll speak on the Democratic Party’s failures over the last few decades and look at the rise of the American Right, which has become reinvigorated by the arrival of hard times.

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James Brown

Australia in firing line if US and China go to war

Associate Professor James Brown says Australia faces some tough decisions if tensions escalate between the US and China.

Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

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