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Sydney prepares for Major League Baseball's first pitch

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

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Mitt's List

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

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Winners are grinners

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

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US Studies Centre congratulates Bob Carr

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

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Enriching the world

29 November 2011

Sydney Alumni Magazine

This feature by Jane Raffan profiles Professor Margaret Levi, chair in US politics and director of research and research training at the US Studies Centre.  Read article

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The United States Studies Centre - World Press Institute Media Fellowship Report

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

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Media briefing about Obama visit

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

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Thomas Friedman meets 'US in the World' students

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

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Fellowship recognises excellence in research

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

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John Howard meets 'US in the World' students

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

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Barack Obama preparing for Asia tour

Gordon Flake, founding CEO of the Centre's sister institution, the Perth USAsia Centre, discusses what the President will be seeking to achieve on his upcoming visit to Asia.


Generating renewable energy

Chief executive of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Centre guest Dan Arvizu discusses the future of renewable transportation fuels and the new push for energy productivity.

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