Unraveling the Politics of Election Season
Lifelong Learning Society Professorship in Current Affairs, 2013-2014
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Dr. Wagner will investigate and interpret the midterm elections using a combination of media, images, polling, political history and public opinion data. This lecture will explore and analyze not just who won, but why and how the results can and will shape future policy and politics.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Kevin Wagner received his J.D., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida. He is the Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science at FAU and holds the 2013-14 LLS Distinguished Professorship in Current Affairs. His research and teaching interests include campaigns and elections, as well as media and politics.
His work has been published in leading journals and law reviews including American Review of Politics, The Journal of Legislative Studies, The Political Chronicle, and Politics and Policy. He is one of the leading authorities on the effects of technology on politics and has published a book with Rowman and Littlefield Press entitled Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution. His next book Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in Politics, is due out this year from Oxford University Press.
Dr. Wagner has lectured extensively on American politics and has been cited in many leading newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Dallas Morning News and Miami Herald. He has been featured on many national television shows, including MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports and NBC’s The Today Show, and is a political analyst for our local CBS affiliate.
||3:45 pm - 5:30 pm
||Wednesday, March 4, 2015
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
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