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2016 Election Day Spectacular!

9 November 2016

The University of Sydney’s Manning Bar was bursting at the seams with punters there to view rolling CNN coverage of the US presidential election results. The United States Studies Centre’s experts were available to provide analysis of the election and its implications for the United States and Australia.

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Joe Hockey: The US-Australia Relationship Beyond November 8

2 November 2016

In a speech given at the University of Sydney, Ambassador of Australia to the United States of America, The Hon. Joe Hockey shared his thoughts on the future of the Australia-US alliance beyond this month's US presidential election.

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Women at Work: Australia and the United States

5 October 2016

At the launch of the US Studies Centre's report Women at Work: Australia and the United States, author Dr Rae Cooper was joined by Sky News presenter and former Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally to discuss the findings.

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Launch of the Asian Research Network report in Washington DC

12 September 2016

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted the launch of the United States Studies Centre's Asian Research Network report in Washington DC.

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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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About the US Studies Centre

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