AU Forum Focuses on Young Voters & Obama: A Year Later
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
Tonight, the AU School of Communication's American Forum series focuses on "Change + 1: Are young voters talking back to Obama?" A diverse panel of experts will look not only at how the Millennial generation views Obama personally but also how this age-group views the important issues facing the country today, including the economy and health-care as these issues affect them, transparency in government and the effectiveness of social-networking to govern versus social-networking to get elected.
Panelists include David Gregory, moderator, NBC's Meet the Press and AU alum; Jose Antonio Vargas, technology and innovations editor, the Huffington Post; David Corn, Washington bureau chief, Mother Jones magazine; Erin McPike, reporter, Congress Daily; and David Winston, Republican strategist; president, The Winston Group. The panel is organized and moderated by AU professor Jane Hall.
The Forum is held here on campus at the beautiful Katzen Arts Center and will be re-broadcast on the NPR flagship affiliate WAMU, Wednesday night, Oct. 14th at 9 p.m. - on air at 88.5 FM for those in the DC metro area, or online at http://wamu.org/listen/ or you can listen on your mobile phone at 202-885-7878.
You can also follow the Forum on Twitter, submit questions in advance via Facebook, and watch the Forum live via online video broadcast.
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