Newswise — New York University will host “Understanding the Outcome of the Midterm Elections,” a panel discussion featuring researchers from the New York metropolitan area, on Fri., Nov. 16, 5-6:30 p.m. (20 Cooper Square [between 5th and 6th Streets], 7th Floor).

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.

The panel, moderated by David Stasavage, a professor NYU’s Department of Politics and co-author of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, will include: Patrick Egan, a professor in NYU’s Department of Politics and author of Partisan Priorities: How Issue Ownership Drives and Distorts American Politics; Christina Greer, a professor at Fordham University and author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream; Ashley Koning, a professor at Rutgers University and director of its Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling; and Jeff Manza, a professor in NYU’s Department of Sociology and co-author of Social Cleavages and Political Change.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here:

For more information, please call IPK at 212.998.8466. 

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