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Catch up with events produced by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney with USSC Live. These events offer new insights and perspectives on topics including American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture.

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Catch up with events produced by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney with USSC Live. These events offer new insights and perspectives on topics including American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture.

    2020 Vision: What to expect from the United States this year

    2020 Vision: What to expect from the United States this year

    One year from this month, a newly elected president will take office in Washington, DC. The long and intense competition leading to that day begins on 3 February 2020, with the Iowa Caucuses, the first nominating contest in the Democratic Party’s primaries for the 2020 presidential election. The period between those two election calendar events is less than a year but no less momentous, as we are also expecting to see an impeachment trial in the US Senate, more US troops returning to the Middle East, and continued tensions between the United States and China. What are Trump’s chances of re-election? Which Democratic challenger is likely to be Trump’s opponent in November? What impact will renewed tensions in the Middle East have on the election, and what are the implications for Australia? And what will be the trajectory of rivalry between China and the United States in this election year? To hear more on these issues, the USSC hosted the first in a series of public events on the 2020 US presidential election by the US Studies Centre. Panellists: Simon Jackman, CEO and Professor of Political Science; Kim Hoggard, Non-Resident Fellow and former staffer for President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush; Brendon O’Connor, Associate Professor in American Politics and author of Anti-Americanism and American Exceptionalism; and Ashley Townshend, Director of Foreign Policy and Defence at the United States Studies Centre

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Risking your career in favour of your principles: Former US Senator Jeff Flake in conversation

    Risking your career in favour of your principles: Former US Senator Jeff Flake in conversation

    Former US Senator Jeff Flake joined United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman for a conversation about his experiences with the president and the US Congress, his views on impeachment and the 2020 US presidential election.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Impeachment: The insiders' guide

    Impeachment: The insiders' guide

    We are on the precipice of the third presidential impeachment in United States history. No US president, however, has ever been removed from office. Will President Trump be the first? What impact will impeachment have on US policymaking? What are the lessons from past impeachments? How will impeachment affect US foreign policy in 2020 and what can US allies expect from the United States heading into next year's election? At this event, “Impeachment: The insider’s guide”, a compilation of analysis by US Studies Centre experts was launched. Panellists for the discussion included Professor Simon Jackman, Dr Charles Edel, Dr Gorana Grgic and Bruce Wolpe.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Foreign policy address by Marise Payne

    Foreign policy address by Marise Payne

    The United States Studies Centre hosted a speech by Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs. The keynote foreign policy address was on Australia’s active role in its region – and beyond – to help foster an international environment that offers security, stability and prosperity.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Parliament, Congress and glass ceilings

    Parliament, Congress and glass ceilings

    Mia Love, the first black Republican congresswoman, and Linda Burney, MP, the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives, join forces to discuss race, gender and their political firsts in Australia and the United States.

    • 56 min
    Mia Love on Trump, race and the future of the Republican Party

    Mia Love on Trump, race and the future of the Republican Party

    Mia Love, the first black Republican woman to be elected to the US Congress, joins the ABC’s US politics analyst and presenter of Planet America John Barron and United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman for a discussion on attitudes to race and immigration in the United States and Australia, and the future of the Republican Party.

    • 1 hr 15 min

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