24 September 2008
On Wednesday 24 September the United States Studies Centre hosted an afternoon tea for The Australian Political Exchange Council's 25th US Delegation. Three Democrat and three Republican State Legislators met with both staff and students from the University of Sydney to discuss Australia's Higher Education System as well as Australia's views on the state of American politics.
15 September 2008
A large audience filled the Manning Bar at the University of Sydney for a lunch time lecture by Ambassador Derek Shearer, Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs and Director of Global Affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
9 September 2008
Former Prime Minister John Howard was the guest of honour at a United States Studies Centre dinner hosted by Chairman of the Macquarie Group David Clarke in early September, 2008. The dinner was attended by members of the Centre's Board of Directors, Vice Chancellor Dr Michael Spence and other leaders from the University of Sydney, senior executives from the business community, as well as prominent politicians, military leaders and public servants who worked with Mr Howard during his tenure as Prime Minister for more than a decade.
5 September 2008
The University of Sydney's Manning Bar was transformed into a convention hall lounge on September 5. Over 200 people gathered to experience the spectacle of the Republican National Convention. Amidst a sea of red, white and blue balloons, they watched live screenings of John McCain's presidential nomination acceptance speech on the big screen.
5 September 2008
To encourage smaller Australian companies to consider expansion into the US market, the US Studies Centre ran its first New Horizons Program in September 2008.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Disaster recovery expert Edward Blakely says changes in the way houses are built, especially a lack of underground shelters, are partly responsible for the death toll following the tornado in Oklahoma City.
Associate professor Brendon O'Connor previews Barack Obama's major defence speech, saying that the closing of Guantanamo Bay and the continued use of drone strikes are sure to be key issues.