Welcome to the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, a place where academic research fosters public engagement and relevant political issues top the agenda.
So much has evolved since the 2008 election when UD alumni dominated the national political landscape. Without question, the contentious 2016 election launched a new era of political communication. Understanding the underlying issues fueling this change is at the core of the Center for Political Communication’s mission. From the impact of political discourse to the impact of social issues, the CPC strives to bring understanding through research and public engagement. Whether it is a late-night talk show monologue, or a grass roots effort to galvanize support for science, the CPC and its affiliated faculty stand firmly at the epicenter of politics, examining the intersection of communication methods and influence.
This is especially true with the National Agenda Speaker Series, which continues to tackle relevant issues. The 2017 series will explore the polarization of our nation. “As We Stand | Divided” will delve into gender, class, race, income and geography and how these factors either connect or marginalize individuals. National Agenda offers an extraordinary experience for students who not only examine these issues in the classroom but also engage in vibrant discussions with the invited speakers. The conversation this fall will no doubt be difficult, but, without question, will be enlightening.
The CPC remains poised to tackle the difficult topics, connect with our students and with our community.