Social Media, Changing Demographics and Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election

The dynamics of presidential politics are rapidly changing, altering the U.S. electoral landscape. In 2017, the Baker Institute established the Presidential Elections Program, the first of its kind in the United States, to foster a greater understanding of U.S. presidential campaigns through fact-based research and analysis.
 
The Presidential Elections Program hosted its inaugural conference on the roles social media and changing demographics played in the 2016 election. The event featured a luncheon discussion with David Axelrod and Karl Rove, the honorary chairs of the conference, moderated by Major Garrett of CBS News. Political experts including Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, Timothy Alberta of Politico and Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune took part in panel discussions throughout the day.
 
This event was part of the 25th anniversary commemorative series featuring the centers and research of Rice University's Baker Institute.
 
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Panel 1: The Role of Social Media in the 2016 Presidential Election

Panel 2: The Role of Demographics and Polling Shortcomings in the 2016 Presidential Election

Luncheon Keynote: Discussion with David Axelrod and Karl Rove

Panel 3: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Presidential Election

Panel 4: Looking Ahead to the 2020 Presidential Election

 

 

Registration

The cost of attendance was $30. Members of the Baker Institute Roundtable received complimentary admission with the promotional code included in their email invitation. 


For registration assistance, contact 713-348-4683 or bipprsvp@rice.eduFor more information about membership, please visit the Roundtable page or contact Chetna Cates at 713.348.4945 or chetna.cates@rice.edu.

 

Agenda 

8:30 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:50 am

   

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Rice University's Baker Institute

9:00 am

 

 

Panel — The Role of Social Media in the 2016 Presidential Election

Moderator: Joe Barnes, Rice University's Baker Institute 

Zac Moffatt, Targeted Victory

Juliette Turner-Jones, Constituting America, Rice '20

Katie Harbath, Facebook

Mark P. Jones, Rice University's Baker Institute 

10:15 am

   

Break

10:30 am    

Panel — The Role of Demographics and Polling Shortcomings in the 2016 Presidential Election

Moderator: Allen Matusow, Rice University's Baker Institute

Joe Lenski, Edison Research

Kenneth Goldstein, University of San Francisco

Marianne Stewart, The University of Texas at Dallas

Harold Clarke, The University of Texas at Dallas

11:45 am    

Break

12:30 pm

 

 

Luncheon and Discussion with David Axelrod and Karl Rove

IntroductionThe Honorable James A. Baker, III, Honorary Chair, Rice University's Baker Institute

Moderator: Major Garrett, CBS News

2:00 pm

 

 

Panel — Lessons Learned from the 2016 Presidential Election

Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, NBC News

Jonathan Martin, The New York Times

Timothy Alberta, Politico

Mike Nelson, Rhodes College

Robert M. Stein, Rice University

3:15 pm

   

Break

3:30 pm

 

 

Panel — Looking Ahead to the 2020 Presidential Election

Moderator: Evan Smith, Texas Tribune

Amy Walter, Cook Political Report

Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners

Jeff Roe, Axiom Strategies

4:45 pm

   

Closing Remarks

John Williams, Rice University's Baker Institute

When?

Wed, March 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

James A. Baker III Hall
Rice University's Baker Institute – 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

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