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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.

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
Jared Mondschein

The Democrats need to win both Senate runoff elections in Georgia in order to split the Senate 50-50 between both parties and therefore giving future-Vice President Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote. USSC senior...

6 January 2021
Elliott Brennan quotes USSC research associate Elliott Brennan about regulation of the social media industry.

1 January 2021
Bruce Wolpe

After months of negotiations and with days until a government shut down President Trump has signed a pandemic aid and spending package. As US authorities battle the worst coronavirus statistics in the world...

28 December 2020
Stephen Kirchner

The Australian refers to research by USSC trade and investment director Stephen Kirchner.

26 December 2020

The Market Herald refers to polling published by USSC that revealed that almost every demographic and political group in Australia would have voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November...

23 December 2020
Bruce Wolpe

In a shock move, the US President Donald Trump says he's rejecting the COVID relief bill it's taken Republicans and Democrats months to agree on. He is though signing off on a raft...

23 December 2020
Bruce Wolpe

The final days of a presidency often see presidential pardons and clemencies granted. It is expected that President Trump will be focusing pardons to political and business associates. A group as varied as...

21 December 2020
Lesley Russell quotes USSC non-resident fellow Lesley Russell in this article.

19 December 2020
Gorana Grgic

US Senator Mitch McConnell recognised the achievement after the electoral college formally confirmed Mr Biden's victory. It comes as President Trump still refuses to concede, and continues to make unsubstantiated claims of widespread...

16 December 2020
Ashley Townshend

US President-elect Joe Biden has called his pick for defense secretary, retired Central Command chief Gen. Lloyd Austin, a “trailblazing leader” with “deep experience … in critical Pentagon roles.” But there were two...

9 December 2020
Brendon O'Connor

US Studies Centre associate professor Brendon O'Connor appeared on Sky News and compared President Donald Trump’s quest to overturn election results on the basis of widespread voter fraud to a “reality television coup...

7 December 2020
Stephen Loosley

Plague, protest and political upheaval ... 2020 saw the shifting of tectonic plates as the pandemic threw the world into disarray. Mass protests broke out over everything from government corruption to police brutality...

5 December 2020
Simon Jackman

The results of the 2022 US midterm elections will determine whether he is a significant factor going in to 2024, according to the US Studies Centre's Simon Jackman in this Sky News interview...

4 December 2020
Bruce Wolpe

After US President Donald Trump pardoned his former security advisor Michael Flynn last week, there's been speculation that he'll grant more pardons before he leaves the White House in January. Mr Trump has...

3 December 2020
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone

There can be no doubt, President Donald Trump’s transactional approach to alliances forced the hands of many who had long been seen to take advantage of the US. This push towards greater allied...

2 December 2020