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Private Lunch with Hon. Jeffrey Bleich

19 April 2016

Private Lunch with Hon. Jeffrey Bleich - ARIA Restaurant

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The Responsibility of Philanthropy - With Stephen Heintz

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.

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Dow Sustainability Program meeting with Andrew Liveris

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.

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Welcome back 2016 interns

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.

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An afternoon with Dr Anne-Marie Slaughter

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.

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This is not America: A celebration of David Bowie

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.

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Understanding ISIS: A conversation with military strategist Dr David Kilcullen

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

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David Smith: Religious persecution and political order in the United States

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.

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G'Day USA 2016: A dialogue on the Middle East

29 January 2016

The RAND Corporation and US Studies Centre convened a distinguished group of Australian and American experts at RAND’s headquarters in Santa Monica, California, to discuss the challenges ahead in Middle East policy for both countries. Led by Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the group included Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, terrorism expert Brian Jenkins, counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen, and RAND economist Howard Shatz, as well as other experts in Australian and American strategic policy.

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G'Day USA 2016: US-Australian Foreign Policy Dialogue

26 January 2016

The Centre hosted a US-Australian Foreign Policy Dialogue with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop in Washington DC as part of the G’Day USA program. Bishop addressed a packed house at the Centre for a New American Security (CNAS). Her speech on Australia’s view of Asia’s rapidly evolving security and economic dynamics was followed by a panel discussion with US Congressman Matthew Salmon and CNAS CEO Michèle Flournoy.

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