Centre Interviews

Anthony Podesta talks campaigns and lobbying

4 June 2015

Anthony Podesta, former advisor to President Bill Clinton and founder and chairman of government relations and public relations firm The Podesta Group, talks to us about lobbying, the 2016 presidential race, and campaign fundraising in this video interview. Watch online

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The influence of lobbyists on US foreign policy

2 June 2015

Lecturer Gorana Grgic speaks with Thad Kousser the 2015 Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science about the unexpected links between lobbyists and US foreign policy. Kousser visited the Centre in May. Listen online

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How powerful are US state governors?

2 June 2015

Lecturer Sarah Graham speaks with Thad Kousser, the 2015 Fulbright Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science, about the powers of state governors in the US political system. Kousser visited the Centre in May. Watch online

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Barry Jackson on the Republican caucus and 2016 election

14 May 2015

Former chief of staff to House Speaker John Boehner and key advisor to President George W. Bush Barry Jackson looks at the Republican field in 2016 and grades the performance of the Republicans in Congress. Watch online

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Sarah Graham on studying the United States

22 January 2015

In this Interview, lecturer Sarah Graham discusses the Centre undergraduate units she will be teaching in 2015 and the benefits of studying the United States. She begins by discussing her research interests and her current project into the US-India relationship. Watch online

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James Brown on the Australia-US alliance

10 December 2014

In this interview, incoming director of the Alliance 21 project James Brown discusses the current state of the US-Australia alliance and the challenges that face it. He begins by discussing what has been achieved by the project so far and the focuses of the second phase. Watch online

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Melissa Grah-McIntosh on global gender inequality

12 November 2014

In this interview, director of the Centre's Women in Leadership initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh previews the International Dialogue on Women in Leadership in Brisbane on 16-17 November. She begins by discussing why gender equality is an important global issue that needs to be addressed by G20 leaders. Watch online

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Melissa Grah-McIntosh on improving gender equality

29 October 2014

According to a new report released by the World Economic Forum on closing the gender gap, Australia is falling behind on women's political empowerment and remains outside the top ten countries on economic participation. Director of the Centre's Women in Leadership initiative Melissa Grah-McIntosh discusses the upcoming International Dialogue on Women in Leadership and why gender equality remains an important issue for the US, Australia, and the world. Watch online

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Rodney Taveira on The Wire and American TV

29 October 2014

In this interview, Centre lecturer Rodney Taveira discusses the cult television show The Wire, what it reveals about American culture and how television offers a window into contemporary issues in the US. He begins by outlining our postgraduate event TV Nation: What The Wire, Girls and House of Cards can teach us about America. Watch online

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Richard Samuels on the US-Japan relationship

15 October 2014

In this interview, Ford International Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Samuels discusses Japan's foreign policy and its role in securing East Asian stability and its relationship with China and the US. He begins by discussing the importance of Japan to both China and the US. Watch online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Stoler

Progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Former deputy director-general of the World Trade Organization Andrew Stoler, who will be speaking at the Centre's conference on the Australia–US trade relationship, looks back at the benefits of the 2005 free trade deal between the two nations and forward to the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership.


Rodney Taveira

Why study Parks and Recreation?

Coordinator of the Centre's Stand Up USA: American Humour and Comedy unit Rodney Taveira explains the hidden elements of American society revealed by US TV series Parks and Recreation.

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