The midterms explained

When

12.30pm–2.00pm

30 October 2018

Where

University of Sydney Administration Building Auditorium

Type

Student event

Cost

$10

What are the US midterm elections and what will they mean for the future of the Trump presidency?

Experts from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney will hold an on-campus briefing for students, unpacking the implications of November's elections, the record number of women candidates, whether a big win by Democrats could lead to President Trump being impeached, and what the impact of the Supreme Court nomination process is likely to have on the result.

USSC speakers include Lecturer in American Studies and History Thomas Adams, Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy Gorana Grgic, Associate Professor in American Politics Brendon O'Connor, and Lecturer in Political Science Shaun Ratcliff. They will be joined by the Chief Operations Officer at Young Australians in International Affairs Katrina Van De Ven.

Featuring

  • Dr Thomas Adams
    Dr Thomas Adams
    Academic Coordinator and Lecturer in American Studies and History, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney)

    Dr Thomas Jessen Adams is Lecturer in American Studies and History at the United States Studies Centre and in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. He is the academic coordinator at USSC. His research and writing focuses on political economy, labour, social movements, urban history, and race, gender, and American politics.

  • Dr Gorana Grgic
    Dr Gorana Grgic
    Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney)

    Dr Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Lecturer at the US Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations. Her research interests include transatlantic relations, US alliances, conflict resolution and democratisation. She is the author of Ethnic Conflict in Asymmetric Federations (Routledge 2017). She has also worked in the media and intergovernmental sector.

  • Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
    Postgraduate Coordinator and Associate Professor in American Politics, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney)

    Brendon O'Connor is jointly appointed between the US Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney as an Associate Professor in American Politics. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University in 2006, a Visiting Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 2008 and 2015, and life member of Clare Hall at University of Cambridge. He is the editor of seven books on anti-Americanism and has also published articles and books on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy and Australian-American relations.

  • Dr Shaun Ratcliff
    Dr Shaun Ratcliff
    Lecturer in Political Science, United States Studies Centre

    Shaun Ratcliff is a Lecturer in Political science at the US Studies Centre. He has worked on political campaigns, with a particular specialty analysing polling data, and in media and government relations roles. He teaches politics, political psychology and quantitative research methods.

  • Katrina Van De Ven
    Katrina Van De Ven

    Katrina is the Chief Operations Officer for Young Australians in International Affairs, a think tank for early career foreign policy professionals which focuses upon fostering the next generation of high calibre leaders necessary to navigate Australia's place in the Indo-Pacific century. She is also a member of the Women in Nuclear Australia board.

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