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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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Lunch with former US Ambassador to Australia the Hon. Jeffrey Bleich

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.

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The responsibility of philanthropy

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.

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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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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

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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.


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Presidential face-off

As Clinton and Trump emerge as the presumptive nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, Tom Switzer looks at the race ahead.

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