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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 (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
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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