The US Studies Centre together with Sydney Ideas and Seymour Centre presented a panel discussion following a performance of Grounded, a play by George Brant. Dr David Smith moderated the panel discussion, which explored the themes of Grounded with a discussion of the issues as they are happening now: as women take on increasingly prominent roles in war, has military culture changed to reflect this new reality? How has the use of drones, so popular in the United States but so hated elsewhere, affected the way the US fights wars? How do drone pilots cope - or fail to cope - with the huge ethical dilemmas they encounter in their jobs?
Drones, gender and identity in the new American way of war
12 May 2015. 8.30am–11.30am
Seymour Centre, Chippendale
12 September 2023
Decades before the “deep state” entered the parlance, Mr Smith Goes to Washington explores how a corrupt political machine falsifies evidence to expel the idealistic Boy Rangers leader who was appointed to the Senate.
24 August 2023
Republican presidential candidates gathered in Milwaukee for the biggest event of the 2024 election cycle so far: the first Republican presidential debate.
24 July 2023
Professor Steven Chu, Nobel Prize laureate and former US Secretary of Energy during the Obama administration, discussed potential paths to a sustainable future at this in-person, public talk.