4 May 2016
An in-depth and interactive discussion with Penny Lee and Noam Neusner on "The Next American Revolution" – how American voters are forcing a major change in American politics, whether American politicians want it or not. Penny Lee is a Democratic political and communications strategist with over 20 years of experience. Noam Neusner is an experienced communications strategist, journalist, and author who was George W. Bush's primary speechwriter on domestic policy matters.
4 May 2016
The US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems, presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre, is designed to expose Australian city shapers to the finest examples of innovation districts in the United States.
19 April 2016
Former US Ambassador to Australia the Honourable Jeffrey Bleich discussed the current state of American politics and US foreign policy at a lunch attended by former prime ministers of Australia Bob Hawke AC and John Howard AC and other dignitaries.
4 April 2016
The US Studies Centre and Philanthropy Australia hosted a special event focusing on foundations and philanthropic giving with presentations from two of America's leading voices on the topic, Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Bradford K. Smith, the president of the Foundation Center of New York.
29 March 2016
Dow Sustainability Program researchers Dr Susan Pond and Andrea Koch, as well as USSC Chairman Mark Baillie, met with Dow Chemical President Andrew Liveris to present the final report for the program.
24 March 2016
Undergraduates students who participated in the Washington DC and Los Angeles Placement Programs during the summer break were welcomed home at a reception held at the Centre.
4 March 2016
The US Studies Centre and the Sydney Opera House hosted a public forum on US foreign policy featuring Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation, international lawyer, foreign policy analyst, political scientist and public commentator.
3 March 2016
This is not America was a celebration of David Bowie featuring microtalks from special guest Professor Will Brooker live via skype from London on what he learned while living like Bowie for a year, Anwen Crawford, writer and music critic reading Tracy K. Smith's Bowie poem 'Don't You Wonder Sometimes?', Dr Rodney Taveira on Bowie, Warhol, and Tarantino, and Dr Rebecca Sheehan on Bowie’s legacy.
23 February 2016
View photos from the Sydney launch of Dr David Kilcullen's book, Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror.
18 February 2016
USSC academic Dr David Smith launched his new book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, at a special event at the University of Sydney. Smith's book is the first study to compare the persecution experiences of many religious groups, explaining the similarities and differences between those experiences which goes beyond celebratory accounts of religious freedom in America.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Centre visitor Ying Ma, who was a top advisor to the Ben Carson campaign, looks at how Carson connected with voters and why Donald Trump is resonating.
As Clinton and Trump emerge as the presumptive nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, Tom Switzer looks at the race ahead.