Media Releases

US Midterms: Top Experts and Special Website

23 October 2014

In the countdown to the US midterm elections, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has relaunched its Election Watch website with background, news, and expert commentary for those wanting to decipher the machinations behind the upcoming midterm polls. Read online

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Advancing women's leadership at the G20 Summit

16 October 2014

Full workforce participation by women is an issue of increasing global focus but remains on the margins of major international meetings and deliberations. The G20-related International Dialogue on Women in Leadership in Brisbane on 16–17 November will use the rare international platform of the G20 Leaders' Summit to put the issue on the global agenda and explore ways to achieve gender equity at all levels. Read online

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New report on Australia–US partnership released

1 October 2014

Increased defence spending, greater focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and increased consultation between the US President and the Australian Prime Minister are among the leading recommendations from the Alliance 21 report into the Australia–US alliance published by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney today. Read online

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Women in Leadership at the G20 Summit

16 September 2014

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Griffith University in Queensland are pleased to announce the International Dialogue on Women in Leadership will take place in Brisbane on 16-17 November. Closely linked to the G-20, the Dialogue will bring together world leaders from government, business, and academia to consider ways to encourage and promote women’s leadership in the global economy through a stronger commitment to gender equality and greater involvement in business, politics and international organisations. Listen online

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Alliance 21 Fellowship launched in wake of AUSMIN

26 August 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Canberra, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC), and the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia (USAC) today announced the establishment of the “Alliance 21 Fellowship.” This new exchange will build on the Australia–U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations earlier this month in Sydney, where a joint communiqué reaffirmed the importance of people-to-people ties in the Australia-U.S. relationship. Read online

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Australia-US: The Alliance in an Emerging Asia - Media Alert

10 June 2014

Government, military, and business leaders from Australia and the US will discuss the future for the Australia–US alliance in the context of the rapidly changing Asia–Pacific region as part of a landmark Alliance 21 conference on 18 June. Read more

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World-First Behavioural Exchange Conference Approaches

29 May 2014

A host of international experts are arriving in Sydney, Australia, this week to take part in the world-first Behavioural Exchange (BX2014) conference on 2–3 June 2014. Hosted by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, in association with the New South Wales Government and Harvard University, the conference features leading academics, government officials, and corporate practitioners from around the globe in the field of Behavioural Insights (BI) Read more

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US Media Fellowship Awarded to SBS Journalist

5 May 2014

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has awarded its 2014 media fellowship, in partnership with the World Press Institute, to Shalailah Medhora from the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). Read more

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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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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Melissa Grah-Mcintosh

Closing the gender gap

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.


Rodney Taveira

The Wire and American television

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.

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