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Research Library

Presidential Elections



2018 Inaugural Conference Report

Mark P. Jones | John B. Williams

2018 Inaugural Conference Report.

The Baker Institute's Presidential Elections Program held its inaugural conference, “Social Media, Changing Demographics and Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election,” in March 2018. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of the more than two dozen individuals who participated in the conference’s four thematic panels as well as a lunch conversation featuring veteran political consultants David Axelrod and Karl Rove, who served as the conference's honorary directors. 

The event was part of the 25th anniversary commemorative programs featuring the centers and research of Rice University’s Baker Institute.