Presenter: Professor Donald Abelson
Chair: Professor Inderjeet Parmar (City, University of London)
Overview: The 2022 midterm elections next week could be the most consequential in years, possibly defying political history and resetting modern political norms. Every seat in the House of Representatives is up for grabs, as are 35 U.S. Senate seats and 36 governorships. Several other down-ballot races for secretary of state, attorney general or control of state legislatures could have wide-ranging effects on the management of the 2024 presidential elections, the future of US democracy and the possibilities of political violence, plus other hot-button issues like abortion rights, climate change and health care.
Bio: Professor Donald Abelson is Director, Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, Steven K. Hudson Chair in Canada-US Relations, and Professor, Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University. Before joining StFX, Dr. Abelson served as Director, Canada-US Institute, Director, Centre for American Studies, and Chair, Political Science, University of Western Ontario.
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