19 April 2016
Private Lunch with Hon. Jeffrey Bleich - ARIA Restaurant
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.
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.
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.
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.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
CEO Simon Jackman looks at the US presidential race and whether we can expect a contested convetion in July.
Centre guest Bradford Smith, the president of the Foundation Centre, discusses philanthropy and transparency in light of a new Centre report.