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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.

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Ivison and Chelsey Martin to its board.

Chairman of the USSC Board, Mark Baillie...

22 September 2020

President Trump is trailing in the polls with under two months until the US presidential election. But presidential election polling performed poorly in 2016. So what do the polls really indicate about the state...

15 September 2020

While the Australian economy has been strong for decades, the future trajectory is grim without a pivot toward innovation, a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) shows.

The report, The...

20 August 2020

Today, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) releases a whole-of-Centre analysis: Biden vs Trump: An Australian guide to the issues. It covers the broad array of policy positions a prospective Biden or second Trump administration could take and the impact...

12 August 2020

Strategic studies expert Fiona Cunningham has joined the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre (USSC) as a Non-Resident Fellow.

Dr Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and...

11 August 2020

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is delighted to announce the appointment of former Australian Ambassador to the United States The Hon Joe Hockey as a Distinguished Ambassadorial...

28 July 2020

More than one out of every four dollars invested in Australia from overseas comes from the United States, 12 times higher than the investment from China, according to new research from the United States...

16 July 2020

The University of Sydney’s Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott has joined the United States Studies Centre (USSC) as a non-resident fellow.

Professor Kamradt-Scott’s research and teaching explores how governments and multilateral organisations cooperate and...

2 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and escalated the risk to Australia from cyber attacks and disinformation a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) warns. Multilateral partnerships to counter these risks while...

23 June 2020

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Allen, Brendan Nelson AO, and Ian Saines to its board.

Chairman of the...

18 June 2020

Former US National Security Advisor and inaugural holder of the Japan Chair at the Hudson Institute Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will join an online panel discussion with the United States Studies Centre on...

17 June 2020

Australia is positioned to be significantly affected by Washington’s attempts to unravel its technological relationship with Beijing, according to new research from the United States Studies Centre.

The research finds that Australia’s deep...

16 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant de-globalisation shock at a time when globalisation was already on the backfoot from President Trump’s trade war while not fully recovering from the global financial crisis according...

4 June 2020

Protests in the United States against COVID-19 social distancing and lockdowns have captured the world’s attention. New research from the United States Studies Centre reveals the political and strategic underpinnings of the LIBERATE...

26 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving different political trends in the US and Australia according to new research from the United States Studies Centre, in collaboration with La Trobe University and the University of...

11 May 2020

When the pandemic eventually subsides, ‘normal functioning’ of the economic relationship between the two largest economies will be increasingly different to what it was before, according to a new report from the US...

4 May 2020

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic to the economy has meant the gender gap has become a chasm, according to a new research brief from the United States Studies Centre. The brief finds...

1 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving up unemployment and fracturing many existing business relationships, but the experience of previous crises suggests that when coming out of the downturn there is likely to be an...

30 April 2020

When the Ruby Princess docked in Sydney Harbour, it left mass infection, coronavirus deaths and a parliamentary inquiry in its wake. As new allegations emerge of those in charge trying to social-distance themselves...

24 April 2020

Re-booting the globalisation of the Australian economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic must be a priority for Australian policymakers if productivity and living standards are to recover according to a new...

16 April 2020