The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney has a team of expert commentators available for media interviews and analysis of the US midterm elections this week.
The vote is being held on Wednesday 5 November (Australian time). Centre chief executive Professor Bates Gill said the elections will play a decisive role in shaping the US political landscape for the coming years. “The midterms will set the scene for President Obama’s final two years in office and will have major consequences for the 2016 presidential election,” he said.
Experts available for comment are:
- Professor Bates Gill — Chief Executive Officer of the US Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney
- Dr Brendon O'Connor — Associate Professor in American Politics and Director of Teaching and Learning at the US Studies Centre
- Dr David Smith — Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the US Studies Centre
- Dr Thomas Adams — Lecturer in History and American Studies at the US Studies Centre
- Tom Switzer — Research Associate at the US Studies Centre and Editor of American Review
- John Barron — Research Associate at the US Studies Centre and ABC Broadcaster
- Dr Adam Lockyer — Visiting Scholar at the US Studies Centre and Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University
- Dr Harry Melkonian — Senior Lecturer at the US Studies Centre
- Dr Nicole Hemmer — Visiting Scholar at the US Studies Centre and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (Based in Florida)
- Professor Simon Jackman — Visiting Professor at the US Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Expert on polling and political participation (Based in California)
More information is available at the United States Studies Centre's Election Watch website, an information hub for those wanting more detail about what is at stake, the seats to watch, and the potential consequences for Capitol Hill and the Obama administration.
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