Program Details

American Politics Inside the Midterm Elections

Instructor
Kevin Wagner
FPL12051
Video Catch-up
Available

Course 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 will win, but why and how the results can and will shape future policy and politics.

About the Instructor

  • Kevin Wagner, Ph.D., is the department chair in political science 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.


    Lifelong Learning Professorship in Current Affairs, 2017-18
    Lifelong Learning Professorship in Current Affairs, 2013-14