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Soil, Big Data and the Future of Agriculture

25 June 2015

This conference was held in Canberra with the aim of bringing delegates up to speed with the rapid advances in big data analytics in agriculture. The conference also delved into a range of issues that are foremost in the minds of farmers as they consider the future, including farm data privacy and security, and remote and rural access to broadband capacity. Speakers from across a range of agricultural sectors, including farmers and agronomists who are at the forefront of applying these innovations to their enterprise, as well as US and Australian science and policy experts, covered a range of topics designed to provide comprehensive insights into these new trends.

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Inside the 2016 Presidential Election

2 June 2015

The US Studies Centre, in collaboration with the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, hosted a conversation with two leading political advisors, Democrat Tony Podesta and Republican Barry Jackson. Discussion included the current American political scene, the presidential race, and US engagement in the Indo Pacific.

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What works to close gender gaps in organisations and what are we doing about it?

27 May 2015

A US Studies Centre event cosponsored by the Behavioral Insights Group at the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and the Harvard Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program with Professor Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, and Co-Chair of the Behavioral Insights Group at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Panellists included Graeme Head, NSW Public Service Commissioner; Associate Professor Andreas Leibbrandt, Monash University, Carol Schwartz AM, Director of Stockland and Director of the Bank of Melbourne; and moderated by Narelle Hooper, corporate adviser, company director and broadcaster, former editor AFR BOSS magazine.

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W21 Workshop: Leadership for Gender Equality and Organisational Excellence

27 May 2015

The US Studies Centre together with the Behavioral Insights Group, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School and the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School invited participants to the inaugural W21 Workshop on Leadership for Gender Equality and Organisational Excellence facilitated by Professor Iris Bohnet of Harvard University, a world-leading scholar on women, leadership and gender equality.

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Low Carbon Transport on the Move

14 May 2015

The Centre, in partnership with the New South Wales Government, held a conference in Sydney on Low Carbon Transport on 14 May 2015. Convened by adjunct professor in sustainability at the Centre Dr Susan Pond, the conference featured leaders from industry, academia, and government from the USA and Australia.

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Building out the Alternative Aviation Fuel Industry in the USA, State by State

13 May 2015

A roundtable on Alternative Aviation Fuels sponsored by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The panel included Richard Altman, Executive Director Emeritus, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative; Jim Lane, Editor and Publisher, The Digest; Paul Bryan, Lecturer, University of California Berkeley; Tony Haymet, Visiting fellow, United States Studies Centre and Director and Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego; and Joelle Simonpietri, Operational Manager, Energy and Contingency Basing And Deputy, US Pacific Command Energy Team.

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Drones, gender and identity in the new American way of war

12 May 2015

The US Studies Centre together with Sydney Ideas and Seymour Centre presented a panel discussion following a performance of Grounded, a play by George Brant. Dr David Smith moderated the panel discussion, which explored drones, gender and identity in the new American way of war.

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Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War - Book Launch

1 May 2015

The Centre held a reception in the Sydney CBD to launch the book Unholy Fury: Whitlam And Nixon At War by Centre research associate James Curran. His book uses previously classified documents to reveal the inside story of just how close Australia came to losing the US alliance.

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Night-time Design: Envisioning Luminous Cities

29 April 2015

Leni Schwendinger is a lighting designer working for Arup in New York. She is an expert in the illumination of architectural and public spaces around the world. At this event she presented her creative illuminated environments, ones that highlight infrastructure and neglected spaces – opening up fresh ideas for local districts. Leni guided the audience through a community-based design process with international case studies.

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An Evening with George Takei

16 April 2015

Social media megastar, activist and actor George Takei, the man best known for his portrayal of Mr Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek, reflects on his life, work and personal history in conversation with United States Studies Centre CEO Bates Gill.

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Michael J. Green on ANZUS Alliance report

Michael J. Green of the Centre for International and Strategic Studies, who has co-authored a report on the ANZUS Alliance in an Ascending Asia, says Australia and the United States must work together to best respond to China's rise. The report was launched at the US Studies Centre.


Australia–US Free Trade Agreement ten year anniversary conference

Watch full video of the sessions from the Centre's conference marking ten years of the US–Australia Free Trade Agreement.

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