Program Details

Is American Politics Broken? Rethinking Civics in the Modern Era (rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 28)

Kevin Wagner
Politics / Current Events
Video Catch-up

Course Description

This program will explore and review the state of American politics and what we can do to restore both function and faith to the system. Using questions and answers to his Civics Project column, Wagner will explore the controversies, successes, and failures of the modern era in a historical context.

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