Manning Bar election day spectacular today

5 November 2008

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is holding what is expected to be one of the biggest US Election Day events in Australia.

Students, academics, media representatives, professionals, Australians, Americans and people from around the world will gather to watch events unfold on the giant screen in the University's Manning Bar.

The "Election Day Spectacular" on Wednesday 05 November starts at 10:00am and goes until about 6:00pm. Polls close in America between 12:00pm and 3:00pm Sydney time.

US Studies Centre chief executive and Professor of Politics, Geoffrey Garrett will be available for interviews, commentary and analysis on incoming results from 11:30 - 1:00pm. US Studies Centre experts and pundits will also be on hand during the event.

Guests will be treated to a festive atmosphere amid a sea of red, white and blue, complimentary barbecue, straw polls and an array of prizes.

Media representatives are welcome and should register with Claire Lewis on
E or T 9114 0580

More information on the US Studies Centre Election 08 website:

Venue Infromation:

WHEN: Wednesday 05 November 2008

TIME: 10:00am - 6:00pm

WHERE: Manning Bar, University of Sydney, Manning Road

Contact: Mandy Sacher

Phone: 02 911-40622

Email: 203a395b471f2a70232b3454420b2d374d2801