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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.

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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has today announced a new partnership with global survey company YouGov.

Beginning this month, YouGov will provide the Centre with exclusive, monthly polling...

13 September 2017
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Treasurer Scott Morrison will today launch a first-of-its-kind report from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) detailing the deep benefits of the US-Australia investment relationship. 

The study, supported by...

14 August 2017
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As Australia prepares to take its seat on the UN Human Rights Council in 2018, the Trump administration's approach to the United Nations and global engagement will play a key role in the...

3 August 2017
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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
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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
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Former prime minister The Hon. John Howard OM AC will share his thoughts on US President Donald Trump this Thursday evening at a special 'in-conversation' event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in...

11 July 2017
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US Senator John McCain tonight delivered the Alliance 21 Lecture in Sydney as a guest of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

The Chairman of the US Senate’s Armed...

30 May 2017
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In anticipation of next week's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has released a new research brief looking at the steps the US-Australia-Japan trilateral arrangement...

22 May 2017
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US Senator John McCain will visit Australia this month at the invitation of the United States Studies Centre to give a major foreign policy speech. Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and...

9 May 2017
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Dougherty and Greg Medcraft to its Board of Directors. Ms Dougherty and Mr Medcraft will...

11 April 2017
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) will today officially launch a new research project examining investment flows between Australia and the United States.

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6 April 2017
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*Update 30 March 2017*

Understanding the United States involves analysis of not just its politics and its economy, but its culture and society. The Centre does this through employing a range of experts...

28 March 2017
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has released a new research report examining US Asia policy, coinciding with the inaugural visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the region.

16 March 2017
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Following an historic visit to Antarctica by US Secretary of State John Kerry and ahead of an expected visit by Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg this week, a new policy brief released today by the United States...

6 December 2016
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The Australian Ambassador to the United States, The Hon. Joe Hockey, will share his thoughts on the relationship between the US and Australia in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election campaign as the...

31 October 2016
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The unprecedented US presidential election campaign and the threat of Australia being “wedged” by China means that leaders on both sides of the Pacific must immediately address the looming risks to the Australia-US...

19 October 2016
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Australia has caught up to - and on some measures surpassed - the United States in female labour force participation and in relation to women's representation in senior and strategic organisational roles, according to...

5 October 2016
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of The Hon Kristina Keneally to its Board of Directors.

12 September 2016
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Smith to its Board of Directors.

2 September 2016
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Australia should lead in creating a strong partnership with India that complements our core alliance with the United States, according to a new report written by David Brewster for the United States Studies...

25 August 2016