Aug, 01 2012
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Prospects for peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region

Date: Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Time: 5.00 – 6.30pm
Location: MacLaurin Hall, the Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney Please register to attend this event

Much of the history of the 21st century will be written in the Asia-Pacific. US-China relations are the region's most important dynamic. With both countries in the middle of leadership transitions while facing significant bilateral geopolitical tensions amid global economic stagnation and uncertainty, what are the prospects for peace and prosperity in our region? Join one of America's foremost national security experts as he discusses these issues vital to Australia's, the region's and the world's future.

Please note registration is required. People whose names are not on the guest list will not be admitted to the event. This event is free of charge.


Coopers 150th Anniversary Beer Tasting Evening

Glenn Cooper & the Team from Coopers Brewery, along with the American Australian Association (AAA) and The American Club Sydney invites you and your friends to:

           Coopers' 150th Anniversary Beer Tasting Evening

Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Venue: The American Club Sydney. Level 14, 131 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Members $40.00 pp Non-Members $50.00 pp
Attire: Smart Casual
RSVP: Please click here to register and pay
(please note: you must register and pay prior to the event by credit card)

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The Hon. John Brumby on The World in Transition

Melbourne University, Department of Business and Economics is hosting a free Public Lecture with The Hon. John Brumby where he will be discussing challenges and opportunities for businesses today.

Date: Thursday, 2 August 2012
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Basement Theatre. Business and Economics Building (Building No. 110). 198 Berkeley St, Carlton.
Registration: This event is free but registration is essential.

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AAA Fellow Spotlight: Renjing Liu

Renjing Liu was the successful recipient of the Sir Keith Murdoch 2010 Fellowship in the area of Stem Cell Research. Renjing accepted a postdoctoral position from Yale University to study induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) at the Yale Stem Cell Center, and is now working at the Yale Cardiology Center (YCC) where she is applying her knowledge to areas of cardiology and vascular biology.

More specifically, Renjing is currently harnessing the regenerative abilities of stem cells to treat diseases such as cardiac dysfunction and atherosclerosis, the biggest leading causes of death worldwide. The move to the YCC has allowed Renjing to utilise the basic stem cell knowledge and skills and apply it to research with major therapeutic potential.

Renjing states that she feels very fortunate to have received the AAA fellowship and is immensely grateful for all the opportunities the fellowship has offered her, including the opportunity to train first-hand with one of the pioneers in the field of iPScs.

Renjing advised that she has been exposed to some of the world’s most cutting edge research tools and methodologies, and the training she has received has been invaluable. Renjing’s ultimate goal is to stay in academia whilst benefiting and advancing the field of stem cell research in Australia.

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Welcome incoming CEO to the USSC, Dr Bates Gill

Dr Bates Gill commences his appointment as the new CEO to the USSC in October 2012. AAA along with the US Consulate, Sydney hosted a reception for Dr Bates welcoming him and his family to Sydney.

We were honoured to host the US Ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich along with the Former Prime Minister, the Hon Bob Hawke AC; the Hon Warwick Smith AM; Australian Consul-General to Los Angeles, Karen Lanyon; Austrade CEO, Peter Grey, Lucy Turnbull AO; ASIC Chairman, Greg Medcraft as well as several media representatives from The Australian and The Daily Telegraph and over 70 esteemed members of AAA's corporate base. 

AAA was delighted to host such a dynamic group of guests and we thank the US Consul-General, Niels Marquardt for his hospitality.

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The Internet, Young Adults, and Political Engagement around the US Presidential Elections

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Date: Thursday, 2 August 2012
Time: 3:30 -5:00pm
Venue: University of Sydney. Darlington Centre Boardroom within the Institute Building on City Road.

U.S Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Illinois, Eszter Hargittai presents an intriguing lecture on digital media's role on mobilizing voters, especially young adults.

Find out more and register here.


The Good Dog Internatonal Film Festival

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Date: 17-19 August 2012
Venue: Balmain Town Hall, Sydney

A showcase of US and International films will be playing throughout the weekend.

Profits are shared between the Animal Welfare League NSW, Monika’s Doggie Rescue and BowMeow, a Balmain dog waking and minding service for the elderly and disabled.

View the full schedule of events and tickets can be obtained by calling 02 9818 1813.


Abstract Expressionism Symposium: Action. Painting. Now.


Date: Friday, 24 - Saturday, 25 August
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: National Art Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Canberra

The US Studies Centre is convening a two day symposium in association with the National Gallery of Australia, to celebrate the birth of American abstract impressionist greats Jackson Pollock and Morris Louis one hundred years ago.

Click here for more information.


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