Media Releases

New book goes beyond the band of brothers

11 August 2015

A new book by University of Sydney senior lecturer Megan Mackenzie will be launched tonight at the United States Studies Centre. Read online

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Australia, America, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

10 August 2015

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Kurt Tong will be visiting Sydney and Perth this week to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and the importance of US–Australian economic ties in the Asia-Pacific region. Read online

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New report urges Australia and US not to take "thriving" alliance for granted

13 July 2015

Future tension in the Asia–Pacific could lead to discord within the security alliance between Australia and the United States, warns a new report by leading experts from both countries, which was launched today at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Read online

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Expert report on Australia–US alliance to be launched in Sydney

9 July 2015

A new report by leading experts from the United States and Australia examining the strength of the two nations' security alliance will be launched at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney next week. Read more

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Joyce announces $1.5mil soil data investment

25 June 2015

Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce today announced $1.5 million in funding for a CSIRO real-time soil data project as part of the Soil, Big Data, and the Future of Agriculture conference in Canberra, hosted by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Read more

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John Howard and Robert Zoellick to speak at conference for US-Australia trade anniversary

12 June 2015

Former Australian prime minister John Howard and former World Bank president Robert Zoellick are keynote speakers at a United States Studies Centre–sponsored conference next month celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement. Read more

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Barnaby Joyce to speak at soil and big data conference

10 June 2015

Australian Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce will speak at a conference in June on how innovation in Australian agriculture will support increased farm productivity and profitability. Read more

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United States media fellowship awarded to Melbourne television journalist

1 May 2015

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has awarded its 2015 media fellowship, in partnership with the World Press Institute, to television journalist Leah Craven from Network Ten in Melbourne. Read more

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Bob Carr to launch new James Curran book

30 April 2015


A new book by US Studies Centre research associate James Curran will be launched by the former Australian minister for foreign affairs Bob Carr in Sydney tomorrow night, Friday 1 May. Read more

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Obama's State of the Union: Commentators Available

15 January 2015

US President Barack Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday 20 January, 9pm Washington time (Wednesday 21 January, 1pm Sydney time). Read online

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