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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.

Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says in this interview on Sky News that there is now a very hard choice looming for a lot of Republicans as their support for President Donald...

13 January 2021
Simon Jackman

USSC CEO Simon Jackman was a guest on the podcast The Professor and The Hack hosted by Hugh Riminton. They spoke about the current US political climate.

13 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

In this news.com.au article Bruce Wolpe, a non-resident senior fellow at the US Studies Centre, is quoted saying that he believes President Trump has been damaged by last week’s riot in Washington DC.

12 January 2021
Brendon O'Connor

In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, American authorities are bracing for more potentially widespread violence. In this report on ABC's PM program, USSC Associate Professor in US Politics Brendon O'Connor is...

12 January 2021
Brendon O'Connor

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for Vice President Mike Pence to support the use of the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. Pelosi has said she will otherwise...

11 January 2021
Brendon O'Connor

With calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment intensifying, so are fears about what the US president will do to cling on to the most powerful office in the world, reports Yahoo! News. The article...

11 January 2021
David Smith

Experts have warned that the Pro-Trump Capitol riots are just the start for the US, reports news.com.au. The article quotes USSC associate professor in US politics David Smith.

10 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Bruce Wolpe, who is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre spoke to 2GB about the events unfolding in the United States.

9 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

USSC research associate Elliott Brennan is quoted by The Canberra Times.

9 January 2021
Harry Melkonian

A growing number of rioters who stormed the Capitol building have been identified online, largely after posting videos and photos of their involvement, but it remains unclear what charges, if any, they will...

9 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

Social media platforms have taken their strongest action yet against Donald Trump, reports The Daily Telegraph. The article quotes USSC research associate Elliott Brennan.

8 January 2021
Jared Mondschein

USSC senior research fellow Jared Mondschein is quoted by The Daily Telegraph.

8 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

A joint congress held to ratify the results of the election was interrupted by Trump supporters who stormed Capitol Hill in protest. In what many are calling a coup, Trump supporters marched to...

8 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

Members of Congress are being evacuated after protestors breached security and invaded the building. Footage shows demonstrators swarming the area, and breaking the temporary barriers that had been put in place ahead of...

7 January 2021
Simon Jackman

US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman has told Sky News that President Trump’s “very ugly” politics had driven a wedge in the Republican party as the projected 20 senators to reject Arizona’s electoral...

7 January 2021
Brendon O'Connor

USSC associate professor in US politics Brendon O'Connor is quoted by Yahoo! News.

7 January 2021
Simon Jackman

Professor Simon Jackman of the United States Studies Centre spoke with 9News about the remaining days of the Trump presidency.

7 January 2021
Simon Jackman

Simon Jackson, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, is interviewed by ABC News and explains the events leading up to the storming of the Capitol building by Trump supporters.

7 January 2021
Gorana Grgic

The US Studies Centre’s Dr Gorana Grgic says American democracy has entered uncharted territory as calls emerge for the removal of President Donald Trump following riots at Capitol Hill.

7 January 2021
Elliott Brennan

US Studies Centre Research Associate Elliott Brennan told Sky News that “the peaceful transition of power” upon which American democracy rests has been threatened by pro-Trump supporters who breached Capitol Hill buildings during...

7 January 2021