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Notes on America: Arts fellowship, US-China, and New Orleans exceptionalism

26 September 2014

In this edition:

  • Roundtable hears US–China relationship crucial
  • New creative arts fellowship
  • New Orleans under the microscope
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

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US tackles ISIS and ebola

26 September 2014

2SER Friday Daily

The United States is now fighting a war on two fronts overseas, against ISIS in the Middle East and against the spread of Ebola in Africa. Honorary professor Edward Blakely discusses the two crises and how they are connected. Listen online

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How California shames Australian energy policy

25 September 2014

The Canberra Times

Last week, the community of San Diego set records for electricity consumption, yet none of the heatwave-induced demand was supplied through coal-generated power. Visiting scholar Tony Haymet explains how California offers Australia a way forward on climate change. Read article

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Why airstrikes won't destroy Islamic State

25 September 2014

Bloomberg TV

US-led airstrikes will go some way to degrading the Islamic State but without ground troops and a regional diplomatic solution there is little hope of long-lasting stability in the region, according to research associate Tom Switzer. Watch online

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Obama addresses UN on climate and IS

25 September 2014

2SER Thursday Daily

With airstrikes continuing to hit Islamic State targets, Barack Obama called on world leaders to help eradicate a "cancer of violence" at an address at the United Nations. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor explains the latest developments and also discusses the President's speech to the UN on climate change. Listen online

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Could imperial history help US foreign policy makers?

24 September 2014

History & Policy

Could imperialism arise from aristocracy, and, if the United States has no aristocracy, what might explain that nation's militarism? Research associate Marc Palen considers the lessons the history of imperialism might offer modern students of American foreign policy. Read article

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Air strikes launched against Syria

23 September 2014

ABC News Radio

American warplanes have been carrying out airstrikes on up to 20 Islamic State militant targets in Syria, co-ordinated with a coalition of five Arab nations. Research associate Tom Switzer looks at the expansion of the conflict to Syria and what to expect next in the region. Listen online

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The exceptionalism of New Orleans

23 September 2014

WWL Radio New Orleans

Is the exceptionalism of New Orleans driving the culture of the city forward or holding it back? Lecturer Thomas Adams discusses the conference he convened on the issue New Orleans as Subject: Beyond Authenticity and Exceptionalism. Listen online

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Syria is key to halting ISIS

23 September 2014

CNBC Asia Capital Connection

With massive airstrikes now being launched by the US and Arab nations against ISIS targets in Syria, lecturer Malcolm Jorgensen discusses the next steps in the region including thawing attitudes to Iran. Watch online

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Wu Xinbo on China, Australia and the US

23 September 2014

In this interview, director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University Wu Xinbo discusses the benefits of studying the US from a Chinese perspective, provides tips for travelling to China and analyses Australia's place in the region. He begins by discussing the ongoing importance of the US-China relationship. Watch online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Wu Xinbo

The future of US-China relations

Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University Wu Xinbo discusses the benefits of studying the US from a Chinese perspective, provides tips for travelling to China and analyses Australia's place in the region.


Brendon O'Connor

Australia, the US, and the War on Terror

With Australia raising its terror alert level to high and Obama announcing a plan of action in the Middle East, debates about the alliance and its role in the War on Terror are re-emerging. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins an expert panel to discuss the next steps in Iraq and Syria.

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