17 May 2013
What do the shifting relations between China and the United States mean for America’s allies in Asia? Two of the world’s leading US-China analysts, Bonnie Glaser and Bruce Jentleson will discuss the ramifications for Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries at a special Alliance 21 Emerging Asia presentation in Sydney on Thursday 23 May, 2013. Read more
1 May 2013
22 April 2013
18 April 2013
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has awarded its 2013 media fellowship, in partnership with the World Press Institute, to Carson Scott from the SKY NEWS Business Channel. Read more
7 February 2013
US President Barack Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at 9pm Washington time, Wednesday 13 February 2013 at 1pm Sydney time. This year the address falls on Abraham Lincoln's birthday. President Obama is expected to outline his agenda for the coming year, and his speech will be followed by a reply from Republican Senator Marco Rubio. Read more
4 December 2012
Industry and policy leaders from the US and Australia will meet in Sydney this week to discuss the rapidly changing dynamics of 21st century energy security. Read more
27 November 2012
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, climate change and the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement are among topics to be debated at The Dynamics of 21st Century Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific: An Australia-US Perspective, an international trade and investment conference hosted this week by the United States Studies Centre in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Read more
21 November 2012
Honorary Professor in Urban Policy at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney Edward Blakely has been appointed to assist in preparing New York State to respond to future natural disasters. Read more
13 November 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tonight took part in the launch of the Perth USAsia Centre, a new West Australian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the United States, Australia and the Asian region. Along with Federal Tertiary Education Minister Senator Chris Evans and State Premier Colin Barnett, Secretary Clinton unveiled a plaque commemorating the launch of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia. Read more and watch the event
31 October 2012
Sunday, November 4th at 9.30pm on ABC News24.
In the American Presidential election year of 2012, the Republican Party — The Grand Old Party — is at a crossroads. The emergence of the anti-tax Tea Party movement and the influence of social conservatives are drawing the Republican Party away from the “Big Tent” which found room for moderates as well as conservatives — and some Republicans fear this will soon make them unelectable. Read more
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