Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Organisation
Business name United States Studies Centre
Trading name
Foreign business registration number
Activity type Communications activity
Activity start date 31/07/2023
Activity end date 30/12/2024
Activity description
 The US State Department awarded the United States Studies Centre to support one year of activities under the "Women in the Alliance Initiative". This initiative increases and amplifies female experts' contributions to the Australia-US alliance by providing paid research and public engagement opportunities. It also enriches between female professionals across sectors working on alliance issues through a formal networking group. US State Department funding is used to support travel expenses for female US experts to visit Australia and conduct outreach, fund public and student events, finance a series of commissioned policy briefs from female experts, and support quarterly workshops with a cohort of young female professionals. Grant funding commenced in August 2023, and will conclude in December 2024.
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government
Foreign principal commencement date 25/10/2022
Foreign principal cease date
Name of foreign principal US Department of State
Foreign country/jurisdiction* associated to United States of America
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is a university-based research centre, dedicated to the independent analysis of American foreign policy, defence, trade, technology, politics and culture. We have submitted two grant proposals for the US State Department. The purpose of the first grant is to deliver a speaker series to demonstrate the relevance of the Australia-US alliance, raise awareness among the general public, and engage new, younger audiences. The purpose of the second grant is to deliver a series of events designed to leverage Australian interest in the US midterm elections and take a substantive look at how the key areas of interest for Australia (eg climate change, trade and tech policy) may change based on the make-up of the new Congress.