11 August 2014
On 11 August, the US Studies Centre co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Sydney with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Australian Minister for Defence David Johnston as a prelude to this year's AUSMIN consultations between the two allies. Read online
24 June 2014
The Honourable Robert Hill AC, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the US Studies Centre, was a keynote speaker at the 20th World Congress of Soil Science convened by the International Union of Soil Science in Jeju, Korea. He spoke about Securing the World's Soils. Read speech
17 February 2014
Major League Baseball opens its season in Australia this year, and Sydneysiders readying for game day will have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and baseball experts thanks to the Australian Baseball League, the United States Studies Centre, and online publication Sports Business Insider. Read more
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
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Director of the Alliance 21 James Brown discusses the feeling in the US after President Barack Obama's State of the Union and looks at the implications of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's remarks at the Alliance 21 conference in Washington DC.
Visiting fellow Charles Shipan analyses Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union address, which called for tax reform, paid parental leave, and free community college as part of a "middle-class economics" platform.