Program Details

Calm Before the Storm

Instructor
Kevin Wagner
Category
Politics / Current Events
ESPl05121
Video Catch-up
Available

Course Description

This lecture will give an in-depth look at the race for the White House. Using engaging visuals and the latest political events, Professor Wagner will explore the controversies and news that are moving the race through an analysis of the political media, parties, interest groups and public opinion. This lecture will look beyond the pundits and explore the factors that are shaping the race and likely to lead to victory. The lecture will explore modern politics through the lens of political history and from Professor Wagner’s research on the growing shifts in the political media and political process. Professor Wagner will present survey results,and analysis of the latest happenings. Combining visuals, data and occasional humor, Professor Wagner will show how events, technology, media and politicians are shaping who our next president will be.

About the Instructor

  • Kevin Wagner, PhD, received his JD, MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. He is currently the Chair of the Political Science Department and a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Political Science Association. He is the former Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science at FAU and currently President of the FAU Faculty Senate and a member of the FAU Board of Trustees. 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 entitled Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution. His most recent book is Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in Politics. Wagner has lectured extensively on American politics and has been cited in many leading newspapers, including the New York TimesWashington Post, Boston GlobeNew York NewsdayDallas 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 has appeared as a political analyst for both our local CBS and NBC affiliates.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship in Current Affairs, 2017-2018
    Lifelong Learning Professorship in Current Affairs, 2013-2014

Upcoming programs presented by Kevin Wagner.

TypeNumberInstructorCourse TitleAdd to Cart
One-Time ESPl05121 Kevin Wagner Calm Before the Storm
Available for purchase until Tuesday, June 30
Prerecorded presentation from Spring 2020