27 August 2011
America: Rebels, Heroes & Renegades is a Board of Studies endorsed HSC course that offers Year 11 students the opportunity to develop university standard writing and thinking skills and earn credit towards a tertiary degree. Brendon O'Connor and Rebecca Sheehan are involved in the Graduation Ceremony at the US Studies Centre.
23 August 2011
Jeffrey Bleich discussed a range of issues including the Obama presidency, America's foreign debt, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeffrey L. Bleich presented his credentials to Governor General Quentin Bryce on November 26, 2009, as the 24th American ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia. He is joined by Professor Geoffrey Garrett.
23 August 2011
Debating Teams from Sydney Boys, North Sydney Girls, Penrith Selective High School debate at the United States Studies Centre. Geoffrey Garrett, Brendon O'Connor, Amelia Trial and David Smith adjudicate. Other schools locking horns during the debating competition included Cranbrook School, Pymble Ladies College, Sydney Boys High School, James Ruse Agricultural High School, Reddam House and St. Scholastica's College.
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Lobbyists are often blamed when legislation fails but Centre visitor Burdett A. Loomis says their negative impact is often overstated and that lobbying forms an important part of our modern democracy.
An armed attack during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans has left 19 injured, but lecturer Adam Lockyer says it looks unlikely to progress the debate on gun reform in the US.