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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

Australia's biggest energy players have issued a challenge to ­tomorrow's election winner to ­immediately resurrect the ­nation's faltering energy policy, citing concerns over the worsening international competitiveness of manufacturers and heavy ­industry. The...

17 May 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

Director of the Centre's Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner is quoted in The Australian Financial Review about how the Australian government’s proposed scheme to help first home buyers with deposits compares...

15 May 2019
In the news
John Lee

CNN quotes Dr John Lee about Senator Penny Wong's potential to be Australia's next foreign minister and the future of Australia's relationships with China and the United States if there was a change...

11 May 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

USSC fellow Bruce Wolpe says in this interview on Sky News that Americans fear their country is entering a constitutional crisis as the executive and legislative branches trade blows post-Mueller report. On Thursday...

9 May 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Charles Edel joins the Dead Prussian podcast to discuss his co-authored book, The Lessons of Tragedy, and how we can learn from wars' tragic past.

8 May 2019
In the news

University of Sydney Professor and former Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane references the USSC's latest polling research with YouGov on attitudes to socialism in Australia and the United States.

3 May 2019
Media release

US-China technology competition is now playing out across multiple standards bodies as an expanded arena of contest. While national security considerations have become the main entry point for the wider policy community to...

2 May 2019
Media release

NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney the Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP will tonight launch a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) detailing the US experience in industry development around...

30 April 2019
Interview
David Smith

Two far-right supporters have reportedly been trying to get young men to make false allegations of sexual assault against presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Meanwhile, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted his resignation...

30 April 2019
In the news
Simon Jackman

The Australian Financial Review interviews Professor Simon Jackman about the USSC's latest economic research and its launch in Washington, DC with high-ranking members of the Trump administration and business leaders.

29 April 2019
In the news
Shaun Ratcliff

The Sydney Morning Herald interviews Dr Shaun Ratcliff and references the USSC's latest polling with YouGov looking at feelings around socialism in Australia and the United States.

29 April 2019
In the news
Claire McFarland

Director of the Centre's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Claire McFarland talks to the ABC's AM radio program about the use of social media by politicians in the United States compared to Australia.

27 April 2019
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

United States Studies Centre fellow Bruce Wolpe says that Joe Biden will be an ‘instant front runner’ in the race for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination when he announces his debut. Speaking with Sky...

24 April 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel spoke to Sarah MacDonald on the ABC/RN program 'Focus' on his new book co-authored with Hal Brands The Lessons of Tragedy: statecraft and world order.

23 April 2019
Interview
John Lee

As China moves closer to superpower status, it continues to battle debt, corruption and eventual labour shortages in the coming generations. USSC non-resident fellow, John Lee and director of the Australia China Relations...

17 April 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Australia's chief spy Nick Warner listed the international rules based order as one of the threats Australia must contend with as the power of states rather than the rules that inform the behaviour...

13 April 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel spoke with Karina Carvalho and Jeremy Fernandez on ABC News about American politics, the value of alliances, and his new book co-authored with Hal Brands: The Lessons of Tragedy:...

11 April 2019
In the news
Charles Edel

The Wall Street Journal reviews Senior Fellow Charles Edel's book, The Lessons of Tragedy.

30 March 2019
In the news

This report by the Adelaide Advertiser mentions recent research from the United States Studies Centre highlighting the need for Australia’s Future Submarines to host fleets of drones.

30 March 2019
In the news

Computerworld reports on comments made by Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith during a speech at the United States Studies Centre.

29 March 2019