Millennials and the Midterms: Where Are We Now?

Thu., November 15, 2018 | 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Venue SIX10
610 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
United States


After the 2018 midterms, what effect will young people have on policy nationwide?

Moderated by Eric Ham, MPP'04, host of the Mid-Day Briefing on Sirius XM POTUS, this timely panel discussion will explore the role of young people -- both as voters and as candidates – in the 2018 midterm elections. What animated them or failed to spur them to action? And what are the implications for the future of the nation in terms of policy and politics?

Following the election, join us for Harris' latest event in our popular “Young Policy Leaders” series where we will examine the fresh polling data from AP/NORC, combined with expert analysis from leading practitioners and Harris faculty, to investigate the role that young people—including millennials—played in the 2018 US mid-terms and what it means for our democracy.

Panelists Include:

  • William Howell, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics, Harris Public Policy and author of Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency”

  • Steven OlikaraFounder and President, Millennial Action Project

  • Jennifer Benz, Principal Research Scientist and Deputy Director, AP/NORC

  • Carrie Davis, Democracy Program Director, The Joyce Foundation

Please RSVP here by November 12th.