MEET THE PRESENTERS
Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., is the chair of the political science department at FAU and was awarded the LLS distinguished professorship in current affairs twice. His research area is technology and politics, both in the United States and abroad. He has co-authored two books and many research articles in this area. His latest book, “Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics”, was published by Oxford University Press. Wagner has lectured extensively on technology and politics. He has completed a TEDx talk on the topic 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 national television shows, including MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” and NBC’s “The Today Show”. Currently, he writes the weekly syndicated “Civics Project” column for Gannet Newspapers.
Journalist Evan Weiner is a recognized global expert of the "Politics of Sports Business". He has a daily video podcast called "The Politics of Sports Business". He has been a radio commentator, and TV pundit on MSNBC, NewsMax, and ABC, he is also an author of nine books and is a frequent college speaker. In 2015, Weiner was featured in the documentary, “The Sons of Ben" about the economic fall of Chester, Pennsylvania, and how the city thought a soccer team would be a key to economic revival.
Steinway artist, Robert Wyatt has performed throughout the United States and internationally. Featured on NPR and PBS broadcasts, Wyatt has also performed at the Kennedy Center, The Phillips Collection, the Library of Congress, Steinway Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York, and Boston’s Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. He has been a lecture/recitalist for the Smithsonian Institution for thirty years and as a Smithsonian Scholar, Wyatt has presented musical programs under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation. His book, "The George Gershwin Reader," was published by Oxford University Press in 2004.