20 November 2012
Barack Obama wasn't the only winner in US presidential election. Three University of Sydney students will fly to Washington DC in January to see the re-elected leader's 2013 inauguration, thanks to competitions run by the Centre. Read more and watch our interview with the winners
13 November 2012
Re-elected president Barack Obama said it all in what has become the most retweeted message of all time. “Four more years”.
Last Wednesday, over 700 US politics junkies crammed into Manning Bar to watch the results live at the United States Studies Centre’s Election Day Spectacular. The highly Democratic leaning crowd was not disappointed.
Barack Obama ended up with 332 electoral college votes, well above the 270 he required to win, and beat his Republican rival Mitt Romney by nearly 3 percent in the popular vote.
“By all criteria, this was a very impressive performance by Obama and the Democrats,” said research associate at the Centre Tom Switzer on ABC 24’s The World after the result was confirmed. Read more
2 March 2012
US Studies Centre head Geoffrey Garrett has congratulated member of the Centre’s Board of Directors and former NSW Premier Bob Carr on his appointment as Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. Professor Garrett said Mr Carr has made invaluable contributions to the Centre and his deep knowledge of American history, politics and foreign policy will be a great asset in his new role. Read Online
29 November 2011
Sydney Alumni Magazine
28 November 2011
Siobhan Heanue reports on the rigorous program of interviews, study and reporting that spanned a dozen cities including New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Chicago. Siobhan Heanue is the recipient of the US Studies Centre's inaugural Media Fellowship, in partnership with the World Press Institute. Read report
14 November 2011
Australia's Public Affairs Channel
Professor Geoffrey Garrett leads this media briefing about US President Barack Obama's impending visit to Australia. Featuring in the discussion is an analysis of what the Obama visit to the Asia-Pacific region means as well as a particular focus on the significance of the US-Australian alliance. Listen Online
10 November 2011
Eminent New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman talks candidly with Professor Geoffrey Garrett about some of the key global happenings of 2011 against the bigger picture of the 9/11 Decade. Watch Online
8 November 2011
US Studies Centre chief executive Professor Geoffrey Garrett has been elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). This election is in recognition of his eminent commentary on US politics, economics and foreign policy, and his widely published works. ASSA is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences. Read more
16 September 2011
It was standing room only in Professor Geoffrey Garrett’s 'US in the World' undergraduate lecture as former Prime Minister John Howard explained to students and guests what the 9/11 Decade meant for him, for Australia-US relations, and for the world. Watch Online
31 August 2011
Sharp-witted debaters from Penrith Selective High School went head to head with North Sydney Girls’ debating team to decide whether “the killing of Osama bin Laden has made the world a safer place”. The inaugural competition, Debate the Future of America, was organised by the United States Studies Centre as part of the University of Sydney’s Open Day at the weekend. Read more
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