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USA mid-term elections: Prospects and implications

Press release September 24, 2018 Business Election Australian Economists

The American mid-term elections could be nation changing and globe changing. Professor Simon Jackman is a leading expert on American politics and elections. He brings a wealth of research and practice to the analysis of prospects and implications, for Americans and others.

Australian Business Economists

are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with

Professor Simon Jackman

Chief Executive Officer

The United States Studies Centre at The University of Sydney


The American mid-term elections: Prospects and implications

Tuesday 25 September 

Media welcome - Details

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue: The Gallery, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney

A light working lunch will be served

Please let us know if you plan to attend: [email protected] or 0419 256 339

Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on America and Australia. His research has appeared in the leading journals of political science. He is a frequent commentator in Australia media. Jackman’s current research projects focus on the opportunities and challenges of web-based survey research, the political and scientific consequences of under-representing unlisted or hard-to-reach populations in social research, predictive models of political behaviour, and methods for large scale, automated coding and analysis of political speech. Jackman was born and raised in Brisbane, and graduated with first class Honours in Government from the University of Queensland. Jackman earned his doctorate at the University of Rochester and Princeton University. His first academic appointment was at the University of Chicago, followed by a Visiting Fellowship at Australian National University, prior to taking up his appointment at Stanford. Jackman was a Visiting Professor at the US Studies Centre from 2009 until he commenced his role as CEO in 2016. In 2013 Jackman was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a past president and Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology. Along with his wife and two children, he is a citizen of both Australia and the United States of America.

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