Ivester Program Series

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  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Brenau University Pearce Auditorium
    Golden Tiger Way
    Gainesville, Georgia

With the divisive presidential campaign and fractious political climate focusing intense attention on younger voters of every description, two of the nation’s most recognizable political authorities from diverse points on the political spectrum will help penetrate the quagmire of candidate propaganda and create greater understanding of the long-term implications of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Republican researcher and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, a regular contributor of political commentary in national and international print and electronic media and a frequent analyst on a variety of network news and political commentary programs, will join Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, a leading national civic engagement organization targeting acculturated American Latino youth. Kumar also is a regular commentator and analyst on various MSNBC and other networks, including Telemundo and NPR. Each brings unique perspective and expertise on that generation of young Americans between 18 and 33 who defy the traditional political, religious, geographical, cultural and gender identities that have had major impacts on previous elections.

Although the title focuses on women, the program will address issue important to everyone as the experts drill through candidate talking points, polling segmentation, and myriad special interest position papers coming forth in the campaign. This will be the first national election in which the so-called “youth vote” will play a major role in shaping the future of the nation.

Open to the public and all Brenau University students, faculty and staff, the program is free of charge. However, due to limited seating, advance reservations are required.

Kristen Soltis Anderson

  • One-half of the podcast “The Pollsters.
  • Named one of Time magazine’s 30 Under 30 who are changing the world in 2013
  • Author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)

Maria Teresa Kumar

  • Founder and CEO of Voto Latino
  • Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC
  • In 2013, ELLE Magazine named her one of the 10 most influential women in Washington, D.C.
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