University of Sydney Open Day
On Saturday 30 August 2014, the University of Sydney will throw 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 will host the following activities.
One-on-one advice about our high school, undergraduate and internship programs will be available from our students and academics at the MacLaurin Hall and University Quadrangle information booths from 9am-4pm.
For those interested in postgraduate study, our academics will be on hand in the New Law School foyer from 12-4pm to assist students with their postgraduate study options in US Studies.
Study in the USA mini lecture
Have you ever dreamt of living, studying or working in America? Come learn about the exciting study abroad and internship opportunities available through the US Studies Centre in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Shanghai and soon to be New York City!
11:00 - 11:30am Eastern Avenue Seminar Room 310
America: Prophecy, Power, Politics graduation ceremony
Join us as we celebrate over 30 students who completed the US Studies Centre High School Course, 'America: Prophecy, Power, Politics' in Semester One. Stay after for the Debate the future of America final between the two school finalists.
1:00 - 2:00pm New Law Lounge, Law School Building
Debate the future of America competition final
Watch the remaining two schools compete in the Debate the future of America competition final to win three 16GB iPads for their schools. Academic experts including US Studies Centre CEO Bates Gill will judge the debate.
2:00 - 3:00pm New Law Lounge, Law School Building
For information on all activities at Open Day, visit: sydney.edu.au/open_day
Debate the future of America
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
US President Barack Obama has proclaimed a "new chapter" in US relations with Cuba, announcing moves to normalise diplomatic and economic ties. Lecturer Thomas Adams discusses what the changes mean.
A US Senate report has found that the CIA's post 9/11 interrogation program involved brutal, unapproved torture which failed to halt terror plots. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor says the revelations are not surprising but will be damaging.