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Media briefing on Obama's visit to Asia

16 April 2014

Experts from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney provided a briefing to media representatives on the forthcoming visit to Asia by US President Barack Obama and other aspects of US–Asian relations. Read more

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Mark Baillie appointed to Centre Board

2 April 2014

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of prominent Sydney businessman Mark Baillie to its Board of Directors. Read more

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World-first Behavioural Exchange conference announced

20 February 2014

The Centre, in association with the New South Wales Government and Harvard University, announced today that a world-first Behavioural Insights (BI) conferencewill take place in Sydney, Australia, on 2–3 June 2014. Launched via the new Behavioural Exchange Sydney 2014 conference website, the two-day conference at the Four Seasons hotel, Sydney, will feature leading academics, government officials, and corporate practitioners from around the world in the field of BI. Read more

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Centre appoints China studies expert as visiting professor

10 February 2014

A leading international scholar on the China–US relationship is joining the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney to provide added expertise and deeper understanding of the relationship between the two superpowers. Read more

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Media fellowship to the United States

6 February 2014

In association with the World Press Institute, the Centre is calling applications for its 2014 media fellowship to the United States. The two-month program is open to Australian journalists and photojournalists from newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, radio, television and online news organisations. Read more

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Ministers Address Alliance 21 Washington Conference - Media Alert

22 January 2014

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull are discussing the role of the contemporary Australia-US alliance in emerging Asia as part the Alliance 21 flagship conference in Washington DC today. Read more

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Commentators available for Obama's State of the Union address

20 January 2014

US President Barack Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday 28 January 2014 at 9pm Washington time, Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 1pm Sydney time. Read more

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Perth USAsia Centre appoints chief executive

21 November 2013

An expert in US–Asian relations has been appointed chief executive officer of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia. Read more

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Kennedy assassination 50 years on: Experts available for commentary

14 November 2013

Friday 22 November 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the young and charismatic leader killed in Dallas, Texas, by Lee Harvey Oswald. Read more

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Governance of the High Seas

6 November 2013

Government representatives, NGOs and international experts are meeting in Sydney this week to consider improvements to global governance of the high seas at a time of increasing concern about ocean conservation. Read more

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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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