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Republican Convention live with Planet America

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.

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US Vice President Joe Biden remarks on the US-Australia alliance

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. 

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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.

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Circus Maximus: The 2016 US presidential race

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.

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Marriage Equality in Australia: Lessons from the US campaign

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.

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American Australian Association & United States Studies Centre 10th Anniversary Dinner

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.

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Launch of the inaugural Asian Research Network report on America's role in the Asia-Pacific

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.

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Predicting the Unpredictable

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.

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The American elections: is winning a science or an art?

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.

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US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems

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.

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Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Made for the 2016 American Australian Association Gala Dinner, Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

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Research director James Brown discusses his Quarterly Essay looking at the reasoning behind sending troops to war.

Nicole Hemmer

Taking action after Orlando

Research associate Nicole Hemmer discusses homophobia, terrorism and American gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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