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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.

Elliott Brennan

Research associate Elliott Brennan was interviewed by Sky News' 2600 about Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's visit to the United States and the US-Australia relationship.

26 September 2019
James Brown

USSC non-resident fellow James Brown is interviewed on Sky News.

26 September 2019
Stephen Kirchner

USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner is quoted in this article published by the Australian Financial Review.

25 September 2019
David Smith

As President Trump deals with an international focus on climate change, his domestic agenda remains fixed on the controversy over his latest political attack on his Democratic rival, Joe Biden. Overnight, the President...

24 September 2019
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Brendan Thomas-Noone is interviewed for this article in South China Morning Post.

23 September 2019
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Charles Edel joins Bloomberg TV to discuss Scott Morrison’s state visit to Washington DC.

23 September 2019
James Brown

James Brown from the United States Studies Centre says Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s attendance at a Trump rally is “probably not helping us build bridges into the democratic contenders". “At this point in...

23 September 2019
Stephen Kirchner

The Guardian's Greg Jericho asked three experts, including USSC director of trade and investment Stephen Kirchner, what should be done to save Australia from recession.

21 September 2019

Yahoo! News refers to research published by USSC in this report.

21 September 2019
Ashley Townshend

Foreign Policy and Defence program Director Ashley Townshend is quoted in this article in Bloomberg.

20 September 2019
Elliott Brennan

Elliott Brennan is interviewed by The Wire about the ethics of the viral and controversial 'back to school survival essentials' PSA in the US.

20 September 2019

As Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares for the rare honour of a state dinner at the Trump White House on Friday (US time), a new poll shows Americans believe they have no better friend...

20 September 2019

Nonresident Senior Fellow John Lee is quoted in this article in the New York Times.

20 September 2019
David Smith

On ABC's Planet America, host Chas Licciardello is joined by Dr David Smith from the US Studies Centre to discuss the week that was in American politics and all the stories they couldn’t...

20 September 2019
Ashley Townshend

USSC director of foreign policy and defence Ashley Townshend is quoted in this report by Yahoo! News.

20 September 2019

USSC report "Averting Crisis" is mentioned in this article in Defence Connect.

19 September 2019

The Asia Times reports on the findings of new research published by USSC.

18 September 2019
John Lee

Non-resident senior fellow John Lee appears on Q&A: The Political Donations Arms Race

17 September 2019
David Smith

David Smith is interviewed by The Wire to discuss the Australia-United States alliance.

17 September 2019
Stephen Kirchner

Relying on a floating oil reserve or “renting” the US strategic reserve would only a second-best option for guaranteeing Australia’s fuel security, according to Stephen Kirchner, the head of the trade and investment...

17 September 2019