Program Details

Race For the White House: Inside the Presidential Election - Boca Raton

Kevin Wagner
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Course Description

This program will give an in-depth look at the development of the presidential race. Dr. Wagner will explore the movements and transitions in the run for president by reviewing the changes in political media, parties, interest groups, and public opinion. The presentation will explore modern politics from the lens of political history and Dr. Wagner's research on the growing shifts in the political media and political processes. The lecture will also take attendees inside the political noise and show what matters and why. Wagner will present survey results, media clips, and analysis of the latest happenings. Combining visuals, data, and occasional humor, he will show how events, technology, media, and politicians are shaping who our next president will be.

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