In October 2008, Professor Joe Siracusa visited the US Studies Centre to talk about his latest research and new book Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev co-authored with Norman Graebner and Richard Dean Burns.

Professor Siracusa is the Director Global Studies, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning at RMIT University.

Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev is a current day account of the Cold War. The book provides an analysis of policy and rhetoric of the United States and Soviet Union during the 1980s.