27 March 2012
Founder of Knights Apparel, Joe Bozich, shared how Alta Gracia, a brand of Knights Apparel, is replacing what has been seen as a sweatshop model of manufacturing with a new model of ethical business through its factory in the Dominican Republic. Bozich spoke at the Great Hall at the University of Sydney. His speech was followed by a Q+A session with Centre chair in US Politics Margaret Levi.
23 March 2012
A round-table lunch with Dr Kurt Campbell, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific was held at the Institute Building on 23 March. Dr. Campbell graciously agreed to meet with select thought leaders in Sydney at the invitation of the US Studies Centre and discuss the formulation and execution of US foreign policy on the issues of greatest importance to Australia.
9 March 2012
On Wednesday 7 March a large crowd gathered at the Manning Bar to watch the Super Tuesday results unfold on the most important day of the US primary calendar.
Live coverage of the results was followed by a panel discussion moderated by ABC NewsRadio host John Barron. The audience heard a panel of US Studies Centre experts deconstruct the results as they came to light. Panel members included CEO Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Chair in US Media and National Correspondent of The Atlantic Monthly Professor James Fallows and Research Associate and Editor of The Spectator Australia Tom Switzer.
The Super Tuesday excitement kicked on into the evening with a trivia competition.
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.