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Election Watch | Showdown: Reflections on the first presidential debate

28 September 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Presidential debates are often the only time major party nominees come face to face during the campaign. They can draw anywhere between 30 million and 70 million viewers and, in a year when the stakes have never been higher, they could make or break either candidate.

Following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney will bring together Harvard College Professor Jennifer L. Hochschild and Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman for a debrief on the highs and lows of the first official face-off.

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American politics in the time of Trump: Don Watson in conversation with James Brown

6 October 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Don Watson and fellow Quarterly Essayist James Brown for a discussion about the strangest election campaign the US has ever seen. In Quarterly Essay 63: Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016.

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Richard Fontaine

Is there anything Trump can't get away with?

Alliance 21 fellow Richard Fontaine on ABC TV The Drum.


Planet America

Planet America Convention specials

Rewatch our live Convention specials with ABC's Planet America, as our experts dissect Trump, Clinton and what's ahead in the race.


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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