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The state of our union with US Ambassador John Berry

12 September 2016

US Ambassador to Australia John Berry joined Research Director James Brown from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney to reflect on his tenure and also offer his thoughts on the future of the US-Australia relationship.

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Growing the Australian Innovation Economy Report Launch

8 September 2016

The official launch of the Future Cities Collaborative's most recent report, Growing the Australian Innovation Economy, co-produced with AECOM, was a resounding success with The Honourable Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning, presenting a keynote at the event that brought together an audience of over 100 key stakeholders across industry, academia and government at Customs House.

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US politics: Even worse than it looks

3 September 2016

Is American politics dysfunctional or does it just look that way? What happens when aggressive hyper-partisanship collides with a political system that can only work co-operatively? Is the damage fatal to the democratic system? The United States Studies Centre partnered with the Sydney Opera House's Festival of Dangerous Ideas to present this discussion featuring Stanford University's Shanto Iyengar and The Atlantic's Norman Ornstein, chaired by USSC chief executive Simon Jackman.

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Launch of the Dow Sustainability Program Final Report

1 September 2016

The US Studies Centre, with the support of the Dow Chemical Company, has released the final report from the Dow Sustainability Program. The report was launched by Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg MP at Parliament House in Canberra. The report draws together the outcomes of this six-year program in five main areas: alternative transport fuels, soil carbon and soil security, sustainable management of surface and groundwater, the water/energy nexus in a carbon-constrained world, and the urban environment.

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2016 United States Studies Centre Open Day

27 August 2016

The United States Studies Centre had its largest presence ever at the University of Sydney Open Day, with seven different events and booths on campus. Of particular note was this year’s Live Election Debate, which starred the Centre’s very own Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton impersonators. The packed room served fairy floss and popcorn and a healthy dose of comedy. The day also included the graduation ceremony for the Centre's high school unit America: Prophecy, Power, Politics and the final of the Centre's Debate the Future of America competition.

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New Nevada with Governor Brian Sandoval

1 August 2016

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval was this year described as the most popular Republican in the United States. He’s also led his state through the most significant public education reform in more than 60 years and the critical challenge of an historic and devastating drought. Governor Sandoval was the special guest of the US Studies Centre to share his vision and efforts to diversify the state’s economy in the face of these challenges, resulting in the concept of the “New Nevada”.

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Democratic Convention live with Planet America

29 July 2016

The USSC teamed up with ABC News 24’s Planet America to celebrate the Democratic 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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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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