26 November

Who will replace Chuck Hagel?

ABC Radio National Drive

Chuck Hagel

Speculation is mounting around who will replace former US defence secretary Chuck Hagel following his surprise resignation this week. Visiting professor Jim McCormick from Iowa State University explores the options for a successor and re-examines the Obama administration's foreign policy problems.


2 December

The US in the Middle East: For Better of For Worse

United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

David Frum

The Centre will host a public panel discussion on US action in the Middle East today with Centre guest, former speechwriter for George W. Bush and current senior editor with The Atlantic David Frum. He will be joined onstage by Centre research associate Tom Switzer and director of the West Asia Program at The Lowy Institute, Anthony Bubalo.

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25 November

Unrest in Ferguson reveals bigger issues

ABC News Radio


The decision by a US grand jury to not indict officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has set off a new wave of riots and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor says the incident is indicitive of a wider problem of police brutality and race relations in the US.


Applications close 15 December

Visiting Fellowship in Creative Arts at Indiana University

September–December 2015

Indiana University

The US Studies Centre invites applications for the Visiting Fellowship in Creative Arts at Indiana University. The successful applicant would spend time at Indiana University Bloomington during the period September–December 2015.

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Ferguson verdict sparks riots, anger

With protests erupting in Ferguson, Missouri, honourary professor Edward Blakely looks at the implications for race, policing and the President.


Republicans threaten Obama on immigration

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor looks at the impact of the new US immigration reforms, which apply to up to 5 million undocumented migrants but Republicans say could cause a consitutional crisis.

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