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Washington DC & LA Placement Programs Ceremony

26 November 2014

The US Studies Centre invited students who participated in the 2014 Washington DC and LA Placement programs to a welcome home reception with special guest speaker, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Niels Marquardt.

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Women in Leadership Roundtable

19 November 2014

A roundtable discussion as part of the new W21 project, the 21st Century Global Women's Initiative. Hosted at the United States Studies Centre and led by project leader Melissa Grah-McIntosh.

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International Dialogue on Women in Leadership Day 2

17 November 2014

The International Dialogue on Women in Leadership opened at the close of the G20 Leaders' Summit, exploring and discussing important issues around women’s participation and global growth, gender diversity and women in leadership in government and politics, and business. Led by director of W21 - the 21st Century Women's Initiative - Melissa Grah McIntosh, the second day of the conference featured panel discussions on a range of topics.

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International Dialogue on Women in Leadership Leaders Panel

16 November 2014

The International Dialogue on Women in Leadership opened at the close of the G20 Leaders' Summit, exploring and discussing important issues around women’s participation and global growth, gender diversity and women in leadership in government and politics, and business. Led by director of W21 - the 21st Century Women's Initiative - Melissa Grah McIntosh, the event opened with a leaders panel on the topic of Investing in Women - Leadership, Full Participation and the Global Economy.

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2014 Future Cities Graduation Luncheon

13 November 2014

Elected leaders and senior council staff from Future Cities Collaborative member cities, as well as participants in the Future Cities Program for 2014 and key stakeholders from the planning, local government, and urban design community attended the 2014 Future Cities Program graduation luncheon.

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Presentation of the Alliance 21 Report to the Australian Government

1 October 2014

The first report from the Alliance 21 project, The Australia-US Partnership, was presented to the Australian Government at a reception at Parliament House, Canberra. The Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston accepted the report on behalf of the government before an audience of more than 50 parliamentarians, senior bureaucrats and Alliance 21 contributors.

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2014 Future Cities Program: Study Tour

13 September 2014

Representatives from the City of Canada Bay, Gosford City Council, Hornsby Shire Council, Marrickville Council, Pittwater Council and Wollongong City Council participated in the second phase of the 2014 Future Cities Program in San Francisco, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey this month. The program helps each council develop ideas to revitalise local precincts with a focus on sustainable solutions.

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UCLA Study Abroad Welcome Back Reception

11 September 2014

The US Studies Centre invited students who participated in the 2014 UCLA Study Abroad Program to a welcome home reception with special guest speaker, US Consul General Hugo Llorens.

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Bradford Smith: Trends Shaping the Future of Philanthropy

3 September 2014

Bradford K. Smith is president of the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on US and, increasingly, global grantmakers–a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector, together with research, education and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Smith was invited to speak about the future of philanthropy at a public forum at the US Studies Centre. 

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Ongoing US Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region

2 September 2014

The US Studies Centre held a roundtable discussion for academics and students with Ambassador Christopher Hill, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and former US Ambassador to Iraq.

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