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Understanding the Outcome of the Midterm Elections

11/16 Friday | 5pm

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU’s “Conversations in the Social Sciences” invite you to a panel on Understanding the Outcome of the 2018 midterm elections. Election Day 2018 “defied a single takeaway,” FiveThirtyEight wrote in assessing this year’s results—a Republican hold on the U.S. Senate, a Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, a record number of women elected to Congress, and a notable uptick in young voters. To make sense of these electoral outcomes, the panelists will consider different facets of voter behavior and what 2018 can tell us about the legislative agenda over the next two years and the 2020 presidential campaign.

Moderator:

David Stasavage, professor of Politics (NYU) and co-author of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe

Panelists:

Patrick Egan, professor of Politics (NYU) and author of Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics

Christina Greer, professor of Politics (Fordham) and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

Ashley Koning, research professor (Rutgers) and director of its Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Jeff Manza, professor of Sociology (NYU) and co-author of Social Cleavages and Political Change

Co-sponsored by Public Books.

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