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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture. The Centre is a national resource, that builds Australia’s awareness of the dynamics shaping America — and critically — their implications for Australia.

In the news
Stephen Kirchner

This Australian Financial Review report refers to research written by USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner.

21 March 2019
In the news

The Australian's David Uren refers to research by USSC Trade and Investment Program director Dr Stephen Kirchner in this op-ed.

21 March 2019
Media release

Subdued wages growth has been a feature of the Australian and US economies in recent years, posting the slowest growth on record on some measures. This has led many to question whether workers...

20 March 2019
Interview
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre’s CEO Simon Jackman says in this Sky News interview that Donald Trump’s attack on Joe Biden shows he sees the Democratic elder as a genuine electoral ‘threat.’ This week President...

20 March 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

Author of new research published by the USSC and director of its trade and investment program, Dr Stephen Kirchner, is quoted in this opinion piece by The Sydney Morning Herald's Jessica Irvine.

20 March 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian Financial Review takes an in-depth look at USSC Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner's new report 'Unbroken: Productivity and worker compensation in Australia and the United States.'

Dr Kirchner argues...

20 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel joined Street Signs (CNBC) to discuss the role that the Mueller investigation will play in the 2020 election.

He says "it's important to note that the Mueller investigation is...

19 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel appeared on the War on the Rocks podcast 'Horns of a Dilemma' to discuss his new book (co-authored with Hal Brands) The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and the World...

19 March 2019
Interview
Simon Jackman, Charles Edel

Arthur B. Culvahouse's first job will be "reassuring a concerned Australian audience". USSC CEO Simon Jackman and Senior Fellow Charles Edel are quoted by Primrose Riordan in this article in The Australian on...

13 March 2019
Interview
Stephen Loosley

Non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley spoke to 2CC Radio about the arrival of the new US ambassador to Australia Arthur B. Culvahouse.

He said "in the time of the Donald Trump presidency, this...

13 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel is interviewed on The University of Texas' podcast, 'This is Democracy', about his new book, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order.

13 March 2019
Interview
David Smith

Donald Trump is not worth impeaching, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. The Democratic stalwart made the comments in an interview published by the Washington Post. This comes as the Special Counsel is reportedly...

12 March 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Two of Donald Trump's top security advisers have paid a rare visit to the Pacific in another sign that the United States is intent on thwarting China's strategic ambitions in the region.

The...

11 March 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend

Two of Donald Trump's top security advisers have paid a rare visit to the Pacific in another sign that the United States is intent on thwarting China's strategic ambitions in the region. Ashley...

11 March 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

Washington Post columnist Max Boot references a new book by Charles Edel, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order, in his opinion editorial on President Trump's reported plans to vastly increase...

11 March 2019
Media release

The United States Studies Centre proactively registered its agreement with the US Department of State for a conference in 2019 given the broad and untested definition of “lobbying” in the legislation creating the...

11 March 2019
Media release

Over the next two years, US Congress will influence Asia-relevant issues of consequence for Australia, including China policy, diplomacy with North Korea and the size of the defence budget. 

In a new policy brief published...

7 March 2019
Interview
John Lee

Non-resident senior fellow Dr John Lee is quoted in this article originally published for the South China Morning Post on Beijing's defence spending.

He says "it is no exaggeration to say that China...

7 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel joined MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' program with his co-author Hal Brands to discuss their new book The Lessons of Tragedy.

Edel said "The reason for America's deep engagement...

7 March 2019
Media release

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of former Republican congresswoman Mia Love as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow.

Mia Love served as the US...

5 March 2019