Media Releases

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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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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