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Reception to welcome Mary Ellen Iskenderian

2 December 2015

The US Studies Centre hosted an invite-only reception to welcome president and CEO of Women's World Banking, New York, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, with remarks by Australian Minister for Women Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, on the topic of the importance of investing in women from American and Australian perspectives.

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Investing in women: How increased participation will transform organisations and societies

1 December 2015

Across the world, the knowledge and skills of 865 million women are seriously underutilised when it comes to contributing to economic growth. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, New York, discussed why organisations and societies must invest to increase participation of women in the workforce at this public lecture hosted by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The event was followed by a private dinner.

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2016 Los Angeles and Washington DC Placement Programs: Pre-departure Session

25 November 2015

Students undertaking the US Studies Centre's 2016 Los Angeles and Washington DC Placement Programs attended a pre-departure session at the University of Sydney.

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Five nations conference

17 November 2015

Representatives from China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Australia met at the US Studies Centre to discuss regional attitudes towards the United States. The group discussed survey data from the five countries that will form the basis of a report to be released in 2016.

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The Tale of Two Smart Cities: People, Data, Technology, and How to Make Cities Smart

10 November 2015

A Future Cities Collaborative public event to discuss Smart Cities, and hear lessons from two global leaders in this field: John Tolva, former chief technology officer from the City of Chicago, and Frans-Anton Vermast, senior strategy advisor from Amsterdam.

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The Next President: American foreign policy and the 2016 election

28 October 2015

Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for the Washington Post, is at the centre of the arguments and personalities that will help shape the next US administration’s foreign policy. In a keynote speech, he shared the trends driving the US presidential election and the policies of the next Commander in Chief. The event included an expert panel and was followed by a cocktail reception.

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Obama's foreign policy, the pivot and the post-Obama era with Fred Hiatt

26 October 2015

Editorial page editor and columnist for The Washington Post, Fred Hiatt, discussed President Barack Obama's foreign policy, the pivot and the post-Obama era at a public event in Sydney.

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Breakfast with The Washington Post's Fred Hiatt

26 October 2015

The US Studies Centre hosted a media breakfast with Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor and columnist for The Washington Post. Hiatt discussed the American political landscape: Who are the leading candidates? What are their world views? And how will the next president distinguish themselves from President Obama?

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The Thriving Future of Places: Placemaking, Governance and the Future of Cities

29 September 2015

Cities need to be great places for people to live, work, and play - but how do local governments achieve this vision for the future and create thriving places? The Centre's Future Cities Collaborative held a public event with Project for Public Spaces vice president Ethan Kent and founding director of Global Cities David Adam. They discussed the key elements of Placemaking, the shift from planning cities full of objects to cities full of places, and the governance structures needed for Placemaking strategies to be a success.

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Australia–China–United States Trilateral Dialogue

3 September 2015

The future of the Asia–Pacific and how to enable concrete cooperation in the region was the focus of the inaugural Australia–China–United States Trilateral Dialogue, hosted by the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

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