November marked the first anniversary of the historic election of Barack Obama as US President. Debate rages over whether and how Obama has brought ‘‘change' to the White House. But no one denies that the actions and inactions of the Obama administration have profoundly affected Australia and the rest of the world. What has Obama accomplished so far, what challenges lie ahead, and what does it all mean for Australia?

Geoffrey Garrett, Chief Executive at the US Studies Centre, and Brendon O'Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics at the US Studies Centre discussed President Barack Obama's first year in office and provided further analysis on Barack Obama's leadership.

This event was supported by the Politics Society at the University of Sydney.