Delaware Debates will be in the spotlight along with the Delaware voters' survey, tracking public opinion on issues and candidates running for office in the First State. I am proud to say the University of Delaware and the CPC provide the only professional-caliber debates for Delaware and the most comprehensive survey of Delaware voters. And, as always, the fall will feature a slate of informative and engaging speakers for National Agenda 2020.
Our polls and affiliated faculty research projects, sponsored by the CPC, are recognized nationally in academic journals and media publications. The scope of these efforts reflects the CPC’s mission as a nonpartisan, interdisciplinary center fostering public engagement and academic research.
Ten years ago, when social media and its use by decision-makers had just begun, the CPC was created to examine the impact of new technologies on political discourse. Today, tracking social media feeds is as common as checking news headlines. The CPC was and has remained at the forefront of understanding the intersection of political communication methods and influence, and, as CPC director, I am proud of how our efforts are informing and engaging University of Delaware students and our broader community.