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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.

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
Interview
David Smith

Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy David Smith spoke to News.com.au about the political landscape after US Attorney General William Barr saw no case for the president to face charges of...

26 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

How does America fit within the larger historical narrative of the rise and fall of world powers? Dr. Charles Edel, a senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre, joined the Global IQ...

26 March 2019
In the news
Shaun Ratcliff

Lecturer in Political Science Shaun Ratcliff spoke to the ABC about campaign financing in the United States and the influence of political mega-donors the Koch brothers.

26 March 2019
Media release

As artificial intelligence and robotics technologies progress, the increasing autonomy of unmanned military systems will drive new operational concepts with the potential to transform modern war.

A new policy brief released today by the...

25 March 2019
Interview
James Brown

The US Studies Centre's James Brown says impeachment is not going to be the path that 'brings Trump undone', after the Mueller report found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and...

25 March 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

This Australian Financial Review report refers to research written by USSC director of trade and investment Dr Stephen Kirchner.

21 March 2019
In the news

The Australian's David Uren refers to research by USSC Trade and Investment Program director Dr Stephen Kirchner in this op-ed.

21 March 2019
Media release

Subdued wages growth has been a feature of the Australian and US economies in recent years, posting the slowest growth on record on some measures. This has led many to question whether workers...

20 March 2019
Interview
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre’s CEO Simon Jackman says in this Sky News interview that Donald Trump’s attack on Joe Biden shows he sees the Democratic elder as a genuine electoral ‘threat.’ This week President...

20 March 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

Author of new research published by the USSC and director of its trade and investment program, Dr Stephen Kirchner, is quoted in this opinion piece by The Sydney Morning Herald's Jessica Irvine.

20 March 2019
In the news
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian Financial Review takes an in-depth look at USSC Trade and Investment Program Dr Stephen Kirchner's new report 'Unbroken: Productivity and worker compensation in Australia and the United States.'

Dr Kirchner argues...

20 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel joined Street Signs (CNBC) to discuss the role that the Mueller investigation will play in the 2020 election.

He says "it's important to note that the Mueller investigation is...

19 March 2019
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel appeared on the War on the Rocks podcast 'Horns of a Dilemma' to discuss his new book (co-authored with Hal Brands) The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and the World...

19 March 2019