13 September 2014
Representatives from the City of Canada Bay, Gosford City Council, Hornsby Shire Council, Marrickville Council, Pittwater Council and Wollongong City Council participated in the second phase of the 2014 Future Cities Program in San Francisco, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey this month. The program helps each council develop ideas to revitalise local precincts with a focus on sustainable solutions.
11 September 2014
The US Studies Centre invited students who participated in the 2014 UCLA Study Abroad Program to a welcome home reception with special guest speaker, US Consul General Hugo Llorens.
30 August 2014
America: Prophecy, Power, Politics is a Board of Studies endorsed HSC course that offers Year 11 and Year 12 students in New South Wales the opportunity to develop university-standard writing and critical thinking skills, and earn credit towards a tertiary degree. Students were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts at a graduation ceremony at the University of Sydney's Open Day.
30 August 2014
Should the United States government legalise gay marriage? This topical question was the focus of Centre's 2014 Debate the Future of America competition final, held during the University of Sydney Open Day. The debate was won by the affirmative team, St Ursula's College, who beat Baulkham Hills High School in a closely contested, high-quality debate.
6 August 2014
At this public forum The Honourable Jeffrey Bleich presented on the topic The coming technology revolutions in Asia. Bleich spoke about how the rising middle classes in Asia will have the opportunity to take advantage of certain new disruptive technologies that could give them tremendous economic power. Drawing from Silicon Valley examples, he discussed how technology might fundamentally change the trajectory of the region as well as challenge certain cultural norms.
20 June 2014
The 2014 Future Cities Program Mayors' Forum was led by experts in urban design and sustainable development from Australia and the United States. We welcomed Peter J. Park from the City of Denver and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, along with New York-based architect and professor at Fordham University, Colin Cathcart. They worked with elected officials and urban planners from the six New South Wales cities participating in the program.
18 June 2014
Elected leaders and senior council staff from Future Cities Collaborative member cities, as well as participants in the Future Cities Program for 2014 and key stakeholders from the planning, local government, and urban design community attended the 2014 Future Cities Program launch with international guest speaker, Peter Park, from the University of Colorado at Denver and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
3 June 2014
On 2 and 3 June 2014, 300 delegates from around the world gathered in Sydney to discuss behavioural innovations shaping the policy landscape. Behavioural Exchange 2014 gave participants access to the best and brightest from the academic, public, and private sectors in the field of behavioural insights.
20 May 2014
University of Sydney students taking part in the 2014 UCLA Study Abroad Program attended a pre-departure session with students visiting Australia from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
7 May 2014
Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, Ph.D. is a Full Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. She specialises in the American presidency, presidential-congressional relations, separation of powers, and campaign financing. Farrar-Myers visited the US Studies Centre in May 2014. She visited the US Studies Centre to discuss her work.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University Wu Xinbo discusses the benefits of studying the US from a Chinese perspective, provides tips for travelling to China and analyses Australia's place in the region.
With Australia raising its terror alert level to high and Obama announcing a plan of action in the Middle East, debates about the alliance and its role in the War on Terror are re-emerging. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins an expert panel to discuss the next steps in Iraq and Syria.