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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.

Interview
Gorana Grgic

The aftermath of the midterm elections has highlighted the United States' atmosphere of political division. Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney joined the ABC's The World...

8 November 2018
Interview
Brendon O'Connor, Shaun Ratcliff

Dr Shaun Ratcliff and Associate Professor Dr Brendon O'Connor spoke to News.com about the different scenarios that could arise from the midterm elections.

7 November 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Dr Charles Edel spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald about the Trump administration's nomination for the position of ambassador to Australia.

He says Arthur B. Culvahouse jnr "looks like a mainstream...

7 November 2018
Interview
Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Simon Jackman tells ABC News Radio that the remarkably high voter turnout at the 2018 US midterm elections is an affirmation of US democracy.

7 November 2018
In the news
Simon Jackman

Recently returned from the United States, Professor Simon Jackman joins the ABC AM program's Sabra Lane to preview the 2018 midterm elections and reflect on the high stakes campaign leading up to November...

6 November 2018
In the news
Simon Jackman

Professor Simon Jackman joins Marc Fennell from SBS's The Feed for their explainer on the 2018 US midterm elections.

6 November 2018
In the news
Dougal Robinson

Democrat Beto O'Rourke, a congressman from El Paso, Texas, is taking on conservative firebrand Ted Cruz for the state's Senate seat in the US midterm elections on 6 November. Non-Resident Fellow Dougal Robinson spoke to SBS...

2 November 2018
In the news
Shaun Ratcliff

The 2018 midterm elections have the potential to either cripple President Trump’s administration or throw his political opponents, the Democrats, into a full-blown existential crisis. Political Science Lecturer Dr Shaun Ratcliff spoke to...

1 November 2018
Interview
Thomas Adams

Lecturer in American Studies Dr Thomas Adams spoke to Triple J's Hack program about the antisemetic mass-shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the practical ways white nationalists are attempting to institute white supremacy.

31 October 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior fellow Charles Edel spoke to SBS News about the implications of the massive midterm elections where over 6,000 seats are being contested.

31 October 2018
Media release

One week before Americans vote in the 2018 midterm elections, new polling from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) suggests Donald Trump, healthcare and immigration are the most important issues for likely voters.

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30 October 2018
Interview
Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Simon Jackman joined Jonathan Pearlman and Melissa Conley Tyler on ABC's Radio National to discuss the major foreign policy stories this month including voter participation in the US midterm elections.

29 October 2018
In the news
Matilda Steward

Research associate in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program, Matilda Steward, spoke to Nine News about the record number of female candidates running at the US midterm elections.

29 October 2018
In the news
John Barron, Shaun Ratcliff

Angry protests, acts of violence and now a targeted attack involving explosives — it seems America is more politically and socially divided than ever. USSC experts John Barron and Shaun Ratcliff talk to...

26 October 2018
Interview
Bruce Wolpe

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will have serious ramifications on US-Saudi relations, US Studies Centre Visiting Fellow Bruce Wolpe has told Sky News. Wolpe said it’s likely no US ambassador would be...

25 October 2018
In the news
Dougal Robinson

Donald Trump may have just have found his "Tampa moment". It might even be enough to give Republicans an against-the-odds tilt at saving both houses in the midterm elections early next month.

In...

25 October 2018
In the news

Innovationaus.com reports on research released by the United States Studies Centre looking at the opportunities and challenges for Australian agricultural technology companies from a US venture capital perspective, and compares investment levels around...

17 October 2018
In the news
Madelyn Creedon

Alliance 21 Fellow Madelyn Creedon was interviewed for this article about US rhetoric on Asia. She commented on Labor's commitment to take a more active stance in pushing for nuclear arms control in...

17 October 2018
Interview
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel joined the panel for ABC's 'The Drum' to discuss his latest rearch on US foreign policy after the midterms and the recent resignation of the Trump administration's ambassador...

11 October 2018
Interview
Stephen Loosley

Non-resident fellow Stephen Loosley joined Stan Grant and former Reagan assistant press secretary Kim Hoggard on ABC's Matter of Fact to discuss how partisanship surrounding the Kavanaugh hearings will impact the vote at...

10 October 2018