1 August 2016
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval was this year described as the most popular Republican in the United States. He’s also led his state through the most significant public education reform in more than 60 years and the critical challenge of an historic and devastating drought. Governor Sandoval was the special guest of the US Studies Centre to share his vision and efforts to diversify the state’s economy in the face of these challenges, resulting in the concept of the “New Nevada”.
29 July 2016
The USSC teamed up with ABC News 24’s Planet America to celebrate the Democratic National Convention. The Chaser's Chas Licciardello and USSC Research Associate John Barron, along with a panel of experts, put the nominees under the microscope and provided analysis throughout this special event at the Giant Dwarf theatre in Sydney.
22 July 2016
The USSC teamed up with ABC News 24’s Planet America to celebrate the Republican National Convention. The Chaser's Chas Licciardello and USSC Research Associate John Barron, along with a panel of experts, put the nominees under the microscope and provided analysis throughout this special event at the Giant Dwarf theatre in Sydney.
20 July 2016
US Vice President Joe Biden has delivered a speech on the US-Australia alliance at an event in Sydney hosted by the United States Studies Centre and Lowy Institute for International Policy.
For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States Between the Great War and the Cold War
6 July 2016
The launch of Dr Michael G. Thompson's new book, For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States Between the Great War and the Cold War, featured special guest Dr Paul Kramer, an associate professor of history from Vanderbilt University, who discussed the main themes of Thompson's book. For God and Globe recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America and explores the way the decades between the 1920s and 1940s functioned as a virtual laboratory for innovative religious thinking on the nature and ethics of international relations.
23 June 2016
An in-depth conversation with Bill Schneider, a leading US political analyst and professor of policy, government and international affairs at George Mason University. He spoke with United States Studies Centre chief executive officer Simon Jackman about the 2016 presidential race.
10 June 2016
The architect of the marriage equality movement in the United States Evan Wolfson and the leader of Ireland’s Yes Equality campaign Tiernan Brady discussed how lessons from the United States and Ireland can be applied to Australia with US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman.
9 June 2016
The American Australian Association and United States Studies Studies Centre held it's 10th Anniversary and Benefit Dinner in Sydney, honouring The Honourable John Howard OM AC and Boral CEO and Managing Director Mike Kane.
8 June 2016
The US Studies Centre and the Perth USAsia Centre launched a landmark report on public attitudes towards America, China and other major regional actors in the Asia-Pacific. To launch the report and interpret the survey findings, the Centre welcomed to Australia the CEO and Editor of the FP Group (including Foreign Policy magazine) David Rothkopf. Rothkopf joined a panel featuring Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth US Asia Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the US Studies Centre, and James Brown, Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Director at the US Studies Centre.
17 May 2016
The 2016 race has proved to be one of the most unpredictable elections in modern times, with a host of larger than life characters presenting striking challenges to party elites and proving the pundits wrong over and over again. How did we get here and what issues are likely to define the next six months until Election Day? And who is most likely to win the White House? To discuss these important issues and how they might affect Australia, the US Studies Centre hosted a panel discussion with Sarah Ellen Graham, lecturer in US Foreign Policy at the United States Studies Centre, Professor Leonie Huddy, professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and visiting fellow at the United States Studies Centre, Professor Simon Jackman, Chief Executive Officer at the United States Studies Centre, and Stephen Loosely, Chair of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and a former Labor senator and president of the Australian Labor Party, moderated by Tom Switzer.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Alliance 21 fellow Richard Fontaine on ABC TV The Drum.
Rewatch our live Convention specials with ABC's Planet America, as our experts dissect Trump, Clinton and what's ahead in the race.
Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.