28 October 2008
The US Studies Centre and Telstra held a luncheon as part of it's US Business Leadership Forum. Michael Parks, former editor of the Los Angeles Times, and Professor Simon Jackman, Standford University, spoke at the event.
17 October 2008
The US Studies Centre invited Year 10 & 11 students from across Sydney to a lecture and discussion with Professor Geoff Garrett. In focus was the role of the United States amid the challenges posed by globalisation, the rise of Islamic extremism, nuclear proliferation and the emergence of China and India as world powers. The US presidential election was also examined. Through interactive technology and use of the Socratic method, students were invited to share their ideas about the US.
16 October 2008
This public forum on 16 October 2008 featured USSC Chief Executive Geoffrey Garrett in a lively and insightful discussion with Paul Kelly (Editor-at-Large, The Australian), Mike Chinoy (former CNN Chief Asia correspondent) and Kim Beazley (former Deputy Prime Minister). The analysis focused not only on the impact of the candidates' foreign policy for Australia but also the many issues confronting America in the final weeks of the race to the White House.
13 October 2008
Distinguished American journalist and commentator Mike Chinoy spoke about "Global Crisis Points" at a United States Studies Centre event. Mike Chinoy was formerly CNN's Senior Asia Correspondent and has over thirty years of international journalism experience, mainly in Asia. He came to international prominence for his live reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989. He is a frequent commentator on Asian affairs and has recently published a book about North Korea: "Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis".
9 October 2008
James Gibbons is former Dean of the Stanford University School of Engineering, Vice Chairman of Xerox PARC and Director of Cisco Systems. He was special guest at the United States Studies Centre's US Business Leadership Forum.
3 October 2008
There was much interest in the only vice presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin on 3 October 2008. The audience at the Manning Bar joined an estimated viewing audience of 70 million in the United States as the hockey mum and Washington insider debated.
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.