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Notes on America: Obama in Asia, Foreign Policy Failures, and Transport-Oriented Development

15 April 2014

In this edition:

  • Obama visit strengthens Asia pivot
  • Follies and fiascos in US foreign policy
  • Livable communities, vibrant cities
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Cutting Carbon, BX2014, and US History Day

9 April 2014

In this edition:

  • Behavioural Exchange moves ahead
  • Cutting costs while cutting carbon
  • Centre hosts US history day
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Energy productivity, Study in Shanghai, and Baillie on Board

2 April 2014

In this edition:

  • Strengthening Australia's energy sector
  • New Shanghai study program announced
  • Baillie appointed to board
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Future Cities, Unfair Elections, and Soil Security

26 March 2014

In this edition:

  • Neighbourhoods of the future
  • Making US elections fairer
  • Next steps in soil security
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: The Rise of Philanthrocapitalism, Study in LA, and MLB Hits Sydney

20 March 2014

In this edition:

  • The next big neo-liberal thing
  • Adventure of a lifetime in LA
  • Major League Baseball comes to Sydney
  • Former CEO to head Wharton School
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Pivot to Asia, Cold War Cops, and New US Links

13 March 2014

In this edition:

  • Pivot remains a priority for Obama
  • New connections in the US
  • America's transnational police force
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: US-China, Perth USAsia Centre, and Obama's foreign policy

7 March 2014

In this edition:

  • What US–China means for Australia
  • Perth USAsia Centre CEO arrives
  • Obama's second term foreign policy
  • Competition, events, and commentary
  • Read online

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Notes on America: Asia pivot stalls, Future cities, and Global insights

27 February 2014

In this edition:

  • Is the Asia-Pacific pivot working?
  • Future Cities Program launches
  • Global insights on infrastructure and education
  • Events, commentary, and competition
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Notes on America: Behavioural Insights, Visiting Fellows, and Seattle Secondment

19 February 2014

In this edition:

  • Exchanging insights on consumer behaviour
  • New visiting fellows join Centre
  • Soaking it up in Seattle
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: New Grant Awarded, Students Abroad, and Future of Fuel

12 February 2014

In this edition:

  • Centre awarded MacArthur grant
  • LA and DC students
  • Charting Australia's energy future
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

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Notes on America: US-China, WPI Fellowship, and Inequality in America

6 February 2014

In this edition:

  • News perspectives on China-US
  • US media fellowship applications open
  • Poverty and inequality in the US
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: State of the Union, New York gala, and American Review

31 January 2014

In this edition:

  • Obama pledges "year of action"
  • Alliance 21 shines at New York gala
  • American Review out now
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Emerging Asia, Bishop praises Alliance 21, and TPP in the balance

24 January 2014

In this edition:

  • Alliance 21: Defence, Trade, and Innovation
  • Foreign Minister praises Alliance 21
  • TPP: To be or not to be?
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: G'Day USA, West Coast talks, and Religion meets politics

17 January 2014

In this edition:

  • Australian ministers at Alliance 21 DC conference
  • Talking Asia and water policy on the West Coast
  • Religion and politics in the US
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: US Media, DC Conference, and 21st Century Unions

17 December 2013

In this edition:

  • New perspectives on US media
  • Leaders to discuss US–Aus in Washington DC
  • Book launched at Maritime Museum
  • Events and Commentary
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Future Cities, Students Head Off, and Funding Awarded

4 December 2013

In this edition:

  • Future Cities Collaborative launched
  • Students bound for LA and DC
  • Seed funding for Perth USAsia Centre
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Study Opportunities, Bishop Congratulates CEO, and JFK's Legacy

27 November 2013

In this edition:

  • Get ahead with Centre study
  • Bishop welcomes new CEO
  • John F. Kennedy remembered
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: New CEO in Perth, Ocean Experts Speak, and Upgrading the Grid

21 November 2013

  • Perth USAsia Centre appoints new CEO
  • Experts speak out on oceans
  • Upgrading Australia's electricity grid
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Visiting Scholars, Building Public Knowledge, and New Partnerships in China

14 November 2013

In this edition:

  • Applications close soon for visiting scholars
  • Building Public Knowledge
  • New connections in China
  • Events and commentary

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Notes on America: PKF Takes Off, Black Makes Waves, and Global Oceans

8 November 2013

In this edition:

  • Facing the future of journalism
  • Black weighs in on the US
  • New thinking on the High Seas
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: PKF Approaches, Women in Leadership, and Debating Winners

30 October 2013

In this edition:

  • Media heavyweights touch down in Sydney
  • Women in Leadership launches
  • Debating the future of America
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Carr Joins PKF, Shutdown Over, and Prize Winners Announced

23 October 2013

In this edition:

  • Carr and Black in conversation at PKF
  • US government reopens its doors
  • Sydney Uni student wins essay prize
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: US Instability Continues, Biofuels Move Forward, and Premier at PKF

17 October 2013

In this edition:

  • US instability will affect Australia
  • Pond leads the way on biofuels
  • Premier to open Public Knowledge Forum
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Alliance Under Austerity, Job Wars, and Future Cities

11 October 2013

In this edition:

  • Alliances during austerity
  • Job wars on horizon
  • Next step in future cities
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Government Shutdown, Postgrad Info, and Maritime Biofuels

3 October 2013

In this edition:

  • US government closes its doors
  • Experts debate Syria at postgrad evening
  • Sustainable fuels at naval review
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: New PKF Speakers, Future Infrastructure & The US and China

26 September 2013

In this edition:

  • New Australian speakers join PKF line-up
  • The challenge to build smarter
  • US–China relationship on the table
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Sustainable cities, Students in DC, and Marquardt moves on

18 September 2013

In this edition:

  • Creating greener cities
  • Centre students off to DC
  • Farewelling Consul General Niels Marquardt
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Social Activisim, US–China Conflict and Cooperation, and Green Leaders

11 September 2013

In this edition:

  • Social activism in the labour movement
  • US–China conflict and cooperation
  • Green leaders converge on Sydney
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: The Future of Journalism, Music Writing, and New Visiting Scholar

4 September 2013

In this edition:

  • Public Knowledge Forum launches
  • Music writing in the internet age
  • Visiting scholar joins Centre
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: King's Speech, Open Day, and Alliance Dimensions

28 August 2013

In this edition:

  • King's speech still inspires
  • Education and soft power
  • University swings open doors
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: US Media, Asia-Pacific Alliances, and Sydney Fashion

21 August 2013

In this edition:

  • WPI fellowship kicks off in the US
  • America's 21st century alliances
  • Making Sydney a fashion capital
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Ambassador Bleich's Farewell, Sustainable Fuel Partnership, and Essay Competition

15 August 2013

In this edition:

  • Farewelling Ambassador Bleich
  • AISAF to Join Forces with A/AA
  • Future of media under scrutiny in Fallows Prize competition
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Sustainable Tourism, UCLA Students, and Festivals of Football and Film

8 August 2013

In this edition:

  • Sustainable tourism at the Centre
  • Students return from UCLA
  • From film to football
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Technological Disruption, Gay Awakening, and America's History of Sin

1 August 2013

In this edition:

  • MOOCs disrupting higher education
  • America's gay awakening
  • Saints and sinners in the USA
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Soil Security, High School Debate, and American Art

26 July 2013

In this edition:

  • Experts talk soil security
  • High school students debate the US
  • American art symposium
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Trayvon Martin, MOOCs, and The Pacific Century

18 July 2013

In this edition:

  • Zimmerman verdict stirs controversy
  • MOOCs in the spotlight
  • Gill on the Pacific century
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Leadership in NSW, Alliance 21, and Obesity Expert

10 July 2013

In this edition:

  • Building better leaders
  • Aliance future
  • Ogden on world obesity fight
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Food Labelling, Mayors Return, and Foreign Policy

3 July 2013

In this edition:

  • Fighting obesity with food labels
  • Mayors return from the US
  • US foreign policy insights
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: From WA to LA, Talking Trade, and Arts Award

19 June 2013

In this edition:

  • WA students en route to LA
  • Trading thoughts on the Asia-Pacific
  • Arts scholarship awarded
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: US news, the year in review, and star-studded gala

13 June 2013

In this edition:

  • Headline-making week in US
  • Taking stock of 2012
  • Star-spangled benefit
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Perth USAsia Centre, Trans-Pacific Trade, and Leadership program

5 June 2013

In this edition:

  • Moving forward in the West
  • Trading thoughts on the alliance
  • Ondaatje takes the lead
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: 13 Rooms, Groundwater solutions, and Sustainable cities

10 April 2013

In this edition:

  • Groundbreaking art project opens
  • Getting the balance right in groundwater
  • Sustainable future cities
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Responsible investing, Anti-Americanism explained, and Future cities

28 March 2013

In this edition:

  • Investing with a conscience
  • Anti-Americanism in context
  • Building cities of the future
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Climate change, Secretary of state, and Congratulations

14 March 2013

In this edition:

  • Facing the climate challenge
  • Assistant Secretary in Sydney
  • Congratulations to Tom Barlow
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Students return, Education experts, and Alliance future

7 March 2013

In this edition:

  • Welcome back students!
  • Education experts in Melbourne
  • Alliance future examined in Washington
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Biofuels, Interns return, and New post for Palen

1 March 2013

  • Biofuels on the radar at AIRSHOW 2013 
  • US interns returning home
  • Palen bound for UK
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Visiting scholars, Defence in DC & Academic achievements

21 February 2013

In this edition:

  • Applications open for visiting scholars
  • Experts to discuss defence in DC
  • Academic achievements
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: State of the Union, Biofuels, and Interns abroad

15 February 2013

In this edition:

  • Obama's ambitious State of the Union address
  • Biofuels experts in Australia
  • LA and DC interns
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Better policy, DC interns, and Bamsey recognised

6 February 2013

In this edition

  • Better data makes better policy
  • Reception for DC interns
  • Bamsey awarded AM
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Media fellowship, Howard on guns, and Obama's second term

31 January 2013

In this edition:

  • US Media Fellowship 2013
  • Howard discusses gun reform
  • American Review: Obama's second term
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Obama sworn in, Better policy, and Sustainability achievements

24 January 2013

In this edition:

  • Obama impresses at inauguration
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • Success in sustainability
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: G'Day USA, 100 years of Nixon, and Students in DC

16 January 2013

In this edition;

  • Australia says G'Day USA
  • One hundred years of Nixon
  • Students meet assistant secretary
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Unconventional futures, Data journalism, and Dublin

12 December 2012

In this edition:

  • The future for unconventional fuels
  • US media taking new data-driven route
  • Dublin appointment for Centre historian
  • Events and commentary
  • Merry Christmas!
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Energy security, Global Soil Week, and the TPP

5 December 2012

In this edition:

  • Alliance 21: Energy security and unconventional gases
  • Soil Carbon Initiative presents at Global Soil Week
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership benefits extend beyond trade
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Trade, Policy, and Publications

28 November 2012

In this edition:

  • Centre recommendations becomes NSW policy
  • Alliance 21: TPP may not work for US business
  • Awards and publications
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: US/China & Blakely joins New York commission

21 November 2012

In this edition:

  • Washington watching Chinese leadership transition
  • Blakely appointed to New York recovery body
  • US Studies in 2013: The Anti-American Tradition
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Clinton opens new campus

14 November 2012

In this edition:

  • Clinton launches Perth USAsia Centre
  • Election scrutiny
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Four more years

9 November 2012

SPECIAL EDITION: Karl Rove refused to believe it and it prompted Donald Trump to call for revolution, but as US election day drew to a close this week, Barack Obama tweeted his victory to the world with a simple "four more years"... Read more

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Notes on America: The perfect storm, Alliance security, and The Party of Reagan

1 November 2012

In this edition:

  • Sandy stalls final campaign surge
  • The future of the Australia–US defence and security alliance
  • The Party of Reagan
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: American Review, Debate no. 3, and Teaching prize

22 October 2012

In this edition:

  • The Long Thaw: American Review on US/Vietnam
  • Obama fights back in second debate
  • Top teaching gong for Centre lecturer
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Debates, Crossroads, and Picking the president

16 October 2012

In this edition:

  • Biden and Ryan clash in VP debate
  • America at a crossroads
  • Pick the president and win a trip to DC
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Debates, Alliances, and an Inauguration

11 October 2012

In this edition:

  • Debate revives Romney's prospects
  • Alliance 21 puts analysis online
  • Campaign to attend inauguration
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Hello and goodbye, Jobs, and Sustainability

7 October 2012

In this edition:

  • Centre welcomes new head: Bates Gill
  • Public sector cutbacks hit US jobs
  • US enthusiasm for sustainable products
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Romney's foreign policy, jobs, and manufacturing

20 September 2012

In this edition:

  • Foreign policy rears its head in US election
  • Arne Kalleberg: Tackling America's jobs problem
  • Manufacturing policy for the future
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Candidates, guns, and strategy

13 September 2012

In this week's edition:

  • Obama accepts nomination
  • Military spending shifts to developing countries: Gill
  • The strategist's strategist
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Convention news, Iran, and Midwestern wolves

6 September 2012

In this edition:

  • Democrats take the stage
  • Iran most important short-term US/China issue: Burns
  • US dispatches: wolves, schools, and drought
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Stormy days, Emerging Asia, and High culture

29 August 2012

In this week's edition:

  • Stormy days for Republican convention
  • Emerging Asia and the US-Australia alliance
  • When US culture became high culture
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: The conventions, Jackson Pollock, and Open Day

22 August 2012

In this edition:

  • Conventional drama
  • Abstract Expressionism: Action. Painting. Now.
  • Open day battle over the President's future
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Ryan's race, Blair on China & Senator Slade Gorton

15 August 2012

In this edition:

  • Romney's running mate set to lead the policy race
  • US-Australia relationship outweighs China: Admiral Blair
  • Observations from the Candy Desk
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: Multinational education, Taliban negotiations & Start of semester

8 August 2012

In this edition:

  • Innovation in higher education in govt sights
  • Taliban may sanction US bases in Afghanistan: Lieven
  • Students rush to learn US politics and culture
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Higher ed report, Admiral Blair on peace, and City renaissance

1 August 2012

In this edition:

  • Higher Ed Report: Australian risk as US unis go international
  • Former US intelligence head talks peace in the Asia-Pacific
  • UPE10 marks international city renaissance
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Iran, Tomorrow's cities, and Soil solutions

25 July 2012

In this edition:

  • American Review: Who's afraid of Iran?
  • UPE10: Designing tomorrow's cities
  • Farming incentives for soil carbon
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Great cities, Soil, and Native nations

18 July 2012

In this edition:

  • Making good cities great: the US experience
  • Flora plants seeds for future soil security
  • What helps native nations to be successful
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: US hound dog, Talking about soil, and Native American art

10 July 2012

In this edition:

  • Australia plays US hound dog, not lapdog
  • Sydney Biennale: Native American and immigrant art explored
  • Why aren't we talking about soil?
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Why leaders can't lead & rock 'n' roll lecturing

19 June 2012

In this edition:

  • Why leaders can't lead in 2012
  • Anti-Mormonism dogs Romney's presidential bid
  • Sex, Race, and Rock in the USA
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Groundwater, Romney's boost, and Robert Hill's honour

13 June 2012

In this edition:

  • Trans-Pacific water solutions
  • Slow economy suits Romney
  • Queen's Birthday honour for Robert Hill
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: War on women, Pacific shift, and Campaign media

5 June 2012

In this edition:

  • Rhetoric, politics, and discrimination in the US
  • Keating examines Pacific shift
  • Winter Study: Barron and Fallows teach US media and politics
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: The fourth estate, Obamacare pessimism, and Indigenous art in Seattle

30 May 2012

In this edition:

  • Washington Post correspondent talks media and politics in the US
  • Conservative court casts doubt on Obamacare
  • Aboriginal art on show in Seattle
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Obama's foreign policy and first term

22 May 2012

In this edition:

  • Obama shows lead in foreign policy
  • Keating looks at economic shift to the Pacific
  • US in the World: Assessing Obama's first term
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Obamacare, Indiana shock, and SSMART research

15 May 2012

In this edition:

  • Lawrence Gostin: Obamacare and the Supreme Court
  • Indiana ousts long-term moderate Lugar
  • SSMART Research training
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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Notes on America: China tension, Urban planning, and Cambridge

8 May 2012

In this edition:

  • US/China tensions at high pitch
  • Centre backs international city symposium in Sydney
  • Cambridge fellowship for O'Connor
  • Events and commentary
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Notes on America: Hearts & minds, Planet America and vale Barrie Leay

14 February 2012

In this edition:

  • Are we really winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan?
  • Planet America
  • Vale Barrie Leay: Energy sector leader
  • Events and commentary
  • Read more

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