Postgraduate Information Session

Postgrad studyDo you want to advance your international career prospects? Increase your understanding of American politics, foreign policy, business, media and culture?

Then come to our Postgraduate Information Evening and learn how to launch your international career with the Master of US Studies.

A high-level understanding of the US and its role in the world is essential to pursuing any career on the international stage. Whether your background is in the humanities, business or law, the Master of US Studies will give you the opportunity to advance and contextualise your international career.

The Master of US Studies is more than just a degree. You will have unprecedented access to the academic and professional networks that the United States Studies Centre has leveraged in Australia and the US. This includes internship opportunities on Capitol Hill through our advanced degree program.

Find out more at our next Postgraduate Information Session - details below.


How to End a War

Date: 19 October 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: PNR Lecture Theatre 1 (Farrell), The University of Sydney

This year marks two decades since the Dayton Accords – arguably one of the most successful international diplomatic efforts in ending a war in the post-Cold War era. Recent years have seen an escalation of crises and full-fledged civil wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Ukraine. There have been repeated calls for international diplomacy as the only viable solution to end these conflicts. What are the lessons from past diplomatic efforts and the implications for ongoing crises? What does it take to end a war? What is the role the United States should play?


The Honourable Bob Carr, former minister for foreign affairs
Dr Gorana Grgic, lecturer in US politics and foreign policy, US Studies Centre
Dr Meghan MacKenzie, senior lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown, Director of Alliance 21 at the US Studies Centre


John Barron, ABC journalist and US Studies Centre research associate

Past information sessions:

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