Elliott Brennan

Research Associate, United States Studies Centre

Elliott Brennan is a Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre and he produces the 2020Vision podcast.

Prior to joining the Centre, Elliott was a journalist, television news producer and digital lead. He worked predominantly at Sky News, but also spent time in the Nine and Seven newsrooms after working as the editor for a Sydney-wide free-distribution newspaper.

In 2015, Elliott was the Australia Korea Fellow, a position jointly awarded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of Sydney. As part of this fellowship program he worked at The Korea Herald in Seoul, where his writing was distributed nationally. At the conclusion of the fellowship, he produced a research paper on the effect of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement on media discourse in the two countries. In 2015, he was also awarded the Korea Australia Community Support Scholarship for Young Journalists and he now acts as the president of this program’s alumni association.

Elliott is also the Publications Director for Young Australians in International Affairs – a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the voices of emerging leaders in the field.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) and was awarded first class honours in History from the University of Sydney for his thesis on Australia-Indonesia relations during the Howard years.