Student event | US midterms 2022 watch party and trivia night



9 November 2022


Cuckoo Function Room, located upstairs at The Marlborough Hotel, 145 King St, Newtown


Student event


Free but registration is essential

The United States Studies Centre held a special US midterms watch party and trivia night on 9 November 2022 at the Marlborough Hotel for university students.

The results of the 2022 midterm elections will shape the US legislative agenda for the next two years. What will the polls reveal about the wants of the American people, the state of US democracy, and the future of the US president’s reform agenda? How will key areas of interest for Australia – climate change, trade and tech policy – change based on the makeup of the new Congress?

The informative and entertaining night included a range of midterms-themed activities, competitive team trivia rounds, and lots of giveaways.

The event was hosted by Associate Professor David Smith, a trusted commentator on all things US politics. Dr Smith spoke about the elections revealing what they mean for the years ahead in America and worldwide.

Funding provided by the United States Government


  • Associate Professor David Smith
    Associate Professor David Smith
    Associate Professor in American Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney)

    David Smith is jointly appointed between the US Studies Centre and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. His research examines political relations between states and minorities, with a focus on religion in the US. His book Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.