18 May

What is the Republican Party?

ABC Local Radio Sydney


Senior lecturer David Smith looks at the history of the Republican Party and the challenges presented by Donald Trump. If Trump doesn't split the GOP, will he completely change the direction of it?


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17 May

Rabid right-winger? Not so fast on Trump.

The Age


If you think Trump is a rabid right-winger, think again. Trump is a new kind of political animal, with policies that are difficult to place on the traditional left-right spectrum, says research affiliate Nicole Hemmer.


23 June

Circus Maximus: The 2016 Presidential Race

United States Studies Centre

Election Watch

Join us for an in-depth conversation with one of America’s leading US political analysts, Bill Schneider. He will speak with USSC chief executive officer Simon Jackman about the 2016 presidential race and how we got to the current state of US politics.

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Will Republicans head to a contested convention?

CEO Simon Jackman looks at the US presidential race and whether we can expect a contested convetion in July.

Brad Smith

American philanthropists award millions to Australia

Centre guest Bradford Smith, the president of the Foundation Centre, discusses philanthropy and transparency in light of a new Centre report.

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