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Putting the G20 gender target into action

17 November 2014

The G20 gender gap target of a 25 per cent reduction in the workforce participation gap by 2025 has been welcomed as an ambious but achievable goal by leading international economic, NGO and labour representatives. Read online

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Levelling the playing field for women: new research

16 November 2014

Bias against selecting women for elected or executive positions can be overcome by ensuring a 50/50 gender split in the selection pool, according to new international research commissioned by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Read online

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Obama Asia-Pacific speech in Brisbane: Commentators available

14 November 2014

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Brisbane tomorrow Saturday 15 November for the G20 Leaders Summit. As part of the proceedings, the President will deliver an address on US leadership in the Asia–Pacific at the University of Queensland. Read online

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Where are the women at the G20?

13 November 2014

With G20 leaders this weekend considering ambitious targets to close the global gender gap, the G20-related International Dialogue on Women in Leadership will take this discussion further and explore ways to make these goals a reality. Read more

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Obama in Asia: Commentators Available

11 November 2014

US President Barack Obama has arrived in China and will travel to Myanmar and Australia later this week, culminating in Brisbane with the G20 Leaders Summit. Read online

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Advancing women's leadership at the G20 Summit

31 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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Experts available for Midterms commentary

30 October 2014

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has a team of expert commentators available for media interviews and analysis of the US midterm elections this week. 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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