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About the centre

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

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Lee is quoted in this article in the New York Times.

20 September 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Foreign Policy and Defence program Director Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article in Bloomberg.

20 September 2019
Interview
Elliott Brennan

Elliott Brennan is interviewed by The Wire about the ethics of the viral and controversial 'back to school survival essentials' PSA in the US.

20 September 2019
In the news

USSC report "Averting Crisis" is mentioned in this article in Defence Connect.

19 September 2019
In the news

The Asia Times reports on the findings of new research published by USSC.

18 September 2019
Interview
John Lee

Non-resident senior fellow John Lee appears on Q&A: The Political Donations Arms Race

17 September 2019
Interview
David Smith

David Smith is interviewed by The Wire to discuss the Australia-United States alliance.

17 September 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

Relying on a floating oil reserve or “renting” the US strategic reserve would only a second-best option for guaranteeing Australia’s fuel security, according to Stephen Kirchner, the head of the trade and investment...

17 September 2019
In the news

Professor Simon Jackman is interviewed in this article in the Australian Financial Review.

16 September 2019
Interview
Ashley Townshend

Foreign Policy and Defence Director Ashley Townshend is quoted in this editorial in Australian Foreign Affairs.

13 September 2019
Media release

As the top 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare to take to the stage for their next debate in just over 24 hours time, the United States Studies Centre has released a new report examining...

12 September 2019
In the news

This article in The Australian reviews a new USSC report on the Democratic candidates' foreign policy positions.

12 September 2019
In the news
Simon Jackman

USSC chief executive Simon Jackman is quoted in this report on ABC PM.

11 September 2019
Interview
Stephen Kirchner

Director of the USSC's Trade and Investment Program Stephen Kirchner is interviewed in this podcast by AIST.

10 September 2019
In the news
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone, Matilda Steward

The United States armed forces are no longer assured of their ability to single-handedly uphold a favourable balance of power in the region.

10 September 2019
Interview

Non-resident Senior Fellow John Lee is interviewed by Patricia Karvelas on Afternoon Briefing.

9 September 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

Director of the USSC's Trade and Investment Program Stephen Kirchner is quoted by The Australian Financial Review in its story about how a new Reserve Bank of Australia deal could fuel house price...

6 September 2019
Media release

Polling by the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and YouGov shows that current New South Wales abortion laws appear to be out of step with public opinion.

To learn more about American and...

6 September 2019
In the news
Shaun Ratcliff, Zoe Meers, Elliott Brennan

Buzzfeed Australia reveals new polling by the United States Studies Centre and YouGov on Australian and American attitudes to reproductive rights, which suggests that current New South Wales abortion laws are out of...

6 September 2019
Interview
David Smith

David Smith speaks to Radio National about Walmart's move to ban sales of handgun ammunition and some assault-style rifles.

5 September 2019