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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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As the space sector becomes critical to Australia's economic growth and national security in the coming decades, Canberra has reached bi-partisan consensus in establishing Australia’s first space agency. The difficult question for policymakers is how...

7 June 2018
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As Australia embarks on its first publicly-funded airport project in more than three decades with Western Sydney Airport in Badgerys Creek, a new report released today by the United States Studies Centre looks...

28 May 2018
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As campaigning gets underway ahead of the 2018 US midterm elections, the United States Studies Centre has today released a new report looking at the potential congressional make-up post-November, the impact on the Trump...

23 March 2018
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To what degree can Donald Trump reshape the office of the presidency and transform America’s place in the world? Is the Trump presidency an outlier or the shape of things to come?

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27 February 2018
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New polling from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and YouGov shows that Australians have significantly higher levels of trust in the government, the media and other major institutions than their American counterparts.

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19 February 2018
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has today released a report detailing how Australia can overcome the stigma around entrepreneurial failure by drawing on insights from the US experience.

America’s innovation...

24 January 2018
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) has announced the appointment of Dr Stephen Kirchner as the director of its new Trade and Investment program and Ashley Townshend as...

19 January 2018
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The United States is facing multiple challenges to sustaining its military-technological edge in the Indo-Pacific. But could its "Third Offset" strategy be the key to bolstering its military power in the region?

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5 December 2017
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The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) today released an online interactive report using the Global Innovation Index (GII) to compare Australia and the United States' innovation performance.

Specifically...

13 November 2017
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Following yesterday's deadline for submissions in Australia's marriage survey, the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney will release exclusive polling data on attitudes to same-sex marriage in Australia and...

8 November 2017
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The founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, in Australia to accept the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize, will today join the ABC's Stan Grant in conversation about the birth of the protest movement...

3 November 2017
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Following President Trump’s withdrawal from the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), competition has re-emerged over the future of Asia’s trade architecture, pitting a reformulated TPP-11 against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) favoured by...

2 November 2017
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The United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney has announced Anthony Wicht as a new Alliance 21 fellow, based in Washington DC. Anthony's focus during his time in the United...

1 November 2017
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Sophie Cunningham has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the Centre's Visiting Fellowship in Creative Arts at Indiana University. She will travel to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana early next year as part...

27 October 2017
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One week out from President Donald Trump's first official trip to Asia, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has released a new report by Ambassador David B. Shear, the...

26 October 2017
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Spencer Maughan, partner at Finistere Ventures, has this week joined the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) as a visiting fellow.

An expert in AgTech and venture capital, Spencer...

17 October 2017
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What can one of the world's most successful research and technology agencies – the United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – teach Australia as its defence innovation community undergoes a once-in-a-generation...

12 October 2017
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Ben Flatgard, founder and principle of Cycise LLC, has been appointed as an Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) and will take up residency...

9 October 2017
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Washington’s inability to increase the US defence budget is having a serious impact on America’s global strategic presence, according to a new brief by the United States Studies Centre at the University of...

22 September 2017
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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