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.
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.
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
This event has now been postponed.
For information on all activities at Open Day, visit: sydney.edu.au/open_day
Debate the future of America
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
Centre guest and president of the US Council on Foreign Relations Richard N. Haass discusses Russia's position in regard to Ukraine and Syria, plus US free trade agreements in the Asia Pacific region.
Centre visiting professor Linda Jakobson explains why understanding the US–China relationship requires more than exploring the geopolitics, and discusses the course she's developing for the Centre.