University of Sydney Open Day

On Saturday 31 August, the University of Sydney threw open its doors for the public to explore the campus, discover what life at Sydney is really like and to find out information about course options.

During Open Day, the United States Studies Centre hosted the following activities.

Debate the future of America competition final

This event was postponed until later in the year. 

Information booths

One-on-one advice about our high school, undergraduate and internship programs was available from our current students and academics at the MacLaurin Hall and University Quadrangle information booths from 9am-4pm.

Postgraduate Expo

For those interested in postgraduate study, our academics and alumni were on hand in the New Law School foyer from 9am-4pm to assist future students with their study options. Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator Dr Adam Lockyer gave a mini lecture on the Master of US Studies:

Master of US Studies
11.30am to 12pm, New Law School Building Annex, Seminar Room 117

Is America broken? President Barack Obama entered the Oval Office promising change. Yet, over four years later, his administration has been unable to push through meaningful legislation on issues such as gun control, immigration and even a federal budget. This lecture will unpack why one of the world’s most powerful politicians cannot get much done. Come and sample what’s in store for those who enrol in the Master of US Studies at the United States Studies Centre.

America: Heroes, Rebels & Renegades graduation ceremony

2012 Debate the Future of AmericaThis event has now been postponed. 

More information

For information on all activities at Open Day, visit:

2012 Debate the Future of America

Debate the future of America

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