Program Details

Trumped: American Politics at a Crossroad

Kevin Wagner
Politics / Current Events

Course Description

This series will be a weekly whirlwind through the political imagery, polling, and partisanship of American politics. Each week, Dr. Wagner will sift through the noise and find the stories that matter. Using the latest data, images, media reports, and online content, Dr. Wagner will give attendees a view of American politics beyond what the networks want to show you or the newspapers are willing to print. Combining current events with the latest scholarship, this series will educate, entertain and inform. Along with the current political events, each week he will also include an in-depth examination of an important political issue for the American electorate.


  1. Gaslighting: Lies, Truth and Politics.
  2. Presidents and Investigations.
  3. Law and Politics: Judges as Policy-Makers.
  4. The Race for President 2020.

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.

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