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About the centre

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney deepens Australia’s understanding of the United States through research, teaching and public engagement. Through rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture, the Centre has become a national resource, building Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia.

In the news
Dougal Robinson

Donald Trump is considering former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as the next US attorney-general after the President launched his second attack in as many days on Justice Department chief, Jeff Sessions. In...

26 July 2017
Media release

Australian political leaders need to change how they engage with the United States and better follow the example of British and Canadian governments, according to a new report from the United States Studies...

25 July 2017
In the news
Dougal Robinson

The Australian's Cameron Stewart reports on new analysis from USSC research fellow Dougal Robinson which recommends the Turnbull government adopt a new approach to US relations under Donald Trump by bypassing tradition diplomatic...

25 July 2017
In the news
Dougal Robinson

SBS writes about a new USSC report written by research fellow Dougal Robinson which stresses the need for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to visit key Trump administration figures in Washington at least once...

25 July 2017
In the news
Dougal Robinson

The Canberra Times reports on new research from the US Studies Centre that calls for new public service approaches for Australian government dealings with the United States, suggesting traditional bureaucratic practices and diplomatic...

25 July 2017
In the news
Simon Jackman

We’ve been hearing dire predictions about Donald Trump’s presidency for months now but the reality is, removing any president from office is extremely difficult. News.com.au reports on analysis of the impeachment process written...

21 July 2017
In the news
Simon Jackman

The US President Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and former campaign manager have been called to testify before the Senate as the Russia scandal deepens. Meanwhile, the President's political agenda has stalled with failure...

20 July 2017
In the news

Donald Trump has been in office for just six months, but new research by the US Studies Centre shows he’s already influenced Australia’s perceptions of the US, news.com.au reports.

A survey of 4703...

19 July 2017
In the news
Ashley Townshend

USSC research fellow Ashley Townshend is quoted in this news.com.au article about rising tension in the Asia-Pacific region.

19 July 2017
Media release

No US president has been convicted and removed from office, but betting markets on the prospects of President Donald Trump’s impeachment opened almost immediately after he became president. So, what are the prospects?

Speculation...

18 July 2017
Interview
Simon Jackman

It's been nearly six months into the presidency of Donald Trump and his public approval rating is at an historic low.

It's not been helped by the ongoing Russia investigation, the unpopular attempts...

18 July 2017
Interview
Simon Jackman

The impeachment of the US President is 'extremely unlikely,' according to Professor Simon Jackman, the CEO of the United States Studies Centre. He says Donald Trump currently has approval ratings among the Republican...

17 July 2017
In the news

In this article, editor-at-large of The Australian Paul Kelly considers whether President Donald Trump is an aberration or harbinger of a permanently changed America. Kelly quotes former PM John Howard from his conversation...

15 July 2017
In the news

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a USSC event at which former Australian PM John Howard presented a sanguine view of US president Donald Trump, a man he said Australians could trust as...

14 July 2017
Interview
Gorana Grgic

Dr Gorana Grgic, lecturer at the US Studies Centre, discusses President Trump's relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron. She speaks on Bloomberg Markets: Asia.

14 July 2017
In the news

Crikey reports that former PM John Howard has told The Australian's Paul Kelly at a US Studies Centre event that Australia can trust Donald Trump because the issues with his presidency are just...

14 July 2017
In the news

US President Donald Trump is “provocative” and unlike any other recent US leader, but still deserved to be given a chance on the strength of some – but not all – recent policy decisions, said...

14 July 2017
In the news

Former Prime Minister John Howard said it is too early to judge the US President and urges people to look past the 'different style' of Donald Trump. SBS reports on comments made by...

14 July 2017
In the news
Dana Milbank

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Dana Milbank writes about the changing attitudes of Australians towards the United States. Milbank references the US Studies Centre's public opinion poll on US influence...

14 July 2017
In the news

The Australian reports on comments made by former prime minister John Howard at a USSC event where he was asked about the new US president Donald Trump.

13 July 2017