19 September 2012
The US Studies Centre and the University of Sydney Business School held a roundtable lunch with special guest Professor Richard P. Rumelt, Harry and Elsa Kunin Chair in Business and Society at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Professor Rumelt’s research centres on corporate diversification strategy and the sources of sustainable advantage to individual business strategies. His current research interest is the dynamics of industry transitions with a focus on the patterns and forces shaping the evolution of complex industries.
27 August 2012
Penrith Selective High School emerged triumphant after tackling the big issues in American politics in the United States Studies Centre’s ‘Debate the Future of America’ competition as part of the University of Sydney’s Open Day in August.
23 August 2012
Dr Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, spoke at a luncheon with US Studies Centre students on the topic "The future of multilateralism".
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.
21 April 2011
The US Studies Centre and the Business School welcome home event was a cocktail reception celebrating the success of the Washington DC Internship program. Honored guests Malcom and Lucy Turnbull attended the event. Professor Geoffrey Garrett was among the many at this joyous event.
11 August 2010
Amy Zegart is Associate Professor at UCLA's School of Public Affairs, a Fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in US national security policy, US intelligence, global studies, and public policy. In 2003 she was awarded Public Policy Professor of the Year for excellence in teaching.
In August 2010 she visited the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney to deliver lectures on intelligence reform in the US.
20 April 2010
Social entreprenuer and founder of All for Good, Jonathan Greenblatt, spoke about government, business and social responsibility in the US to a class of undergraduate students at the University of Sydney. The students are learning about the political environment in which business operates, and the relationship between government and business.
3 December 2009
Newly appointed US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich met students from the University of Sydney at the US Studies Centre for a roundtable discussion. A group of 25 undergraduate and postgraduate students had the unique opportunity to discuss with Ambassador Bleich the Australia-United States relationship.
1 September 2009
Jim Johnson is the former Chairman of Fannie Mae and the person asked to advise Barack Obama on the selection of his vice presidential running mate. He engaged with students of the US Studies Centre and the University of Sydney at a luncheon.
13 August 2009
Twice a year the US Studies Centre invites Year 10 & 11 students from across Sydney to a lecture and discussion with Professor Geoffrey Garrett.
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.