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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.

Interview
Charles Edel

USSC senior fellow and visiting scholar Dr Charles Edel is interviewed on ABC TV about Trump's first trip to Asia as president.

14 November 2017
Media release

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) today released an online interactive report using the Global Innovation Index (GII) to compare Australia and the United States' innovation performance.

Specifically...

13 November 2017
In the news

A Washington Post article about Australian politician Warren Entsch, a Liberal National MP who represents socially conservative far north Queensland. Entsch plans to introduce legislation into the Australian parliament to legalise same-sex marriage...

11 November 2017
Interview
Simon Jackman

USSC chief executive officer Professor Simon Jackman is interviewed on ABC RN Breakfast about the findings of opinion polling conducted in Australia and the United States comparing support for same-sex marriage. The opinion...

10 November 2017
In the news

This article in The Australian refers to the findings of public opinion surveys on same-sex ­marriage conducted by the US Studies Centre in the United States and Australia. The surveys show that support...

10 November 2017
In the news

A new study has revealed voters are not likely to be swayed either way by arguments for or against the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The United States Studies Centre in partnership with YouGov...

10 November 2017
In the news

On Thursday the United States Studies Centre released a poll which found that in Australia, 43% of respondents agreed business owners should have a right to refuse to provide services to a same-sex...

10 November 2017
In the news

Weeks of debate on same-sex marriage may not have shifted Australians' votes on the issue, according to a poll that has found 60 per cent support for change.

The survey taken by YouGov on the...

9 November 2017
In the news

Polling released on Thursday night by the United States Studies Centre showed 60 per cent of Australians supported same-sex marriage but 43 per cent also believed private businesses should have the right to...

9 November 2017
Interview
David Smith

Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre says that in the year since he was elected as president, Donald Trump has managed to install several judges, but he's struggling to get...

9 November 2017
In the news

Almost two-thirds of Australians support marriage equality, a new poll shows, amid the final countdown to results from the same sex marriage survey. The poll was released by the United States Studies Centre...

9 November 2017
In the news

News.com.au reports that arguments for and against same-sex marriage have very little impact on whether voters support it or not, according to opinion polling conducted by the US Studies Centre. The opinion surveys...

9 November 2017
Media release

Following yesterday's deadline for submissions in Australia's marriage survey, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney will release exclusive polling data on attitudes to same-sex marriage in Australia and...

8 November 2017
In the news
Ben Flatgard

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and America's Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein both think that tech companies should "do something" about end-to-end encryption. Both have said so publicly, rejecting claims that it'd be difficult...

6 November 2017
Interview
David Smith

The Iran hostage crisis of 1979 marked a turning point in relations between the west and the Islamic world. USSC academic director Dr David Smith ABC Radio's Nightlife to take a look at...

5 November 2017
In the news
David B. Shear

One year since his shock election, Donald Trump has failed to ­deliver for his faithful backers, ­offered no convincing agenda “to make America great again”, ­accentuated the cultural and partisan malaise tormenting his...

4 November 2017
Media release

The founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, in Australia to accept the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize, will today join the ABC's Stan Grant in conversation about the birth of the protest movement...

3 November 2017
Media release

Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), competition has re-emerged over the future of Asia’s trade architecture, pitting a reformulated TPP-11 against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) favoured by...

2 November 2017
In the news
David B. Shear

As Donald Trump prepares to jet into Asia this weekend, government officials and diplomats around the region are focused on one critical question: Are we witnessing the decline of the mighty United States hegemony in Asia?

David...

2 November 2017
Media release

The United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney has announced Anthony Wicht as a new Alliance 21 fellow, based in Washington DC. Anthony's focus during his time in the United...

1 November 2017