The University of Chicago: Graduate Studies

Chicago Centered: 2022 Midterms—What Happened and What Lies Ahead

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 5:45 PM until 8:00 PMCentral Standard Time

The Old Post Office (Penthouse)
433 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

With a political landscape featuring President Joe Biden’s sagging approval ratings; former President Donald Trump’s struggle to retain control of the Republican Party; the reversal of Roe v. Wade; and record inflation, the 2022 U.S. midterm elections are set to challenge historical assumptions and set the stage for the upcoming presidential race.

Join Professor Anthony Fowler, a leading scholar studying elections and voter turnout; BallotReady co-founder Aviva Rosman, AB’10, MPP’16; former US Representative Luis Gutierrez; and Partner and co-founder, Stomping Ground Strategies, Isabelle Dienstag, MPP'17, as they unpack what the 2022 elections say about the current state of American politics and what it means for the future of the country.

Afterwards, join alumni including Deputy Budget Director for the City of Chicago Carrianne Carallis, CLA'18, Director of ePay and Illinois Funds Division at the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer Thomas Gary, AM'21, and President of Herrera Strategy Andrew Herrera, AM'20, for an intimate conversation to discuss the importance of local issues and civic engagement following midterm elections. 

Those who attend both sessions will have an opportunity to:
  • Receive a fee waiver code to waive the $100.00 application fee for our master's level programs. 
  • Choose a book from a selection of UChicago faculty publications, including Professor Fowler's book,Thinking Clearly with Data. We have a limited selection of books, and they will be available as attendees arrive to join our second session focused on local issues. Books include:
    • The Narrow Corridor; Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
    • Why We Fight: Christopher Blattman
    • Thinking Clearly with Data; Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Anthony Fowler
    • Stories Are What Save Us: A Survivor's Guide to Writing About Trauma; David Chrisinger
    • Ghosts in the Schoolyard; Eve L. Ewing
    • Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy; William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe
    • Parent Nation; Dana Suskin, MD.
  • ​​Connect one-on-one with members of the admissions team before or after the event


Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.