On December 3rd, Aston University are welcoming two politicos to Birmingham to hear about current political affairs in the U.S.
In their talk, American political consultant, pollster and “public opinion guru” Frank Luntz and Democratic pollster Darius Baxter will deliver a bipartisan, balanced programme providing a postmortem of the November 2018 U.S. midterm elections and other current events against the backdrop of broader social, economic and cultural shifts taking place in the U.S.
Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. Time magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under”. In 2012, he finished 87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world.” He received his Doctorate in Politics at the age of 25 from Oxford University. In 1993, Frank was named a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, making him the second-youngest individual ever to receive this honor. For the past four years, Frank has served as a news analyst for CBS News, focusing on corporate crisis communications as well as politics.
Darius Baxter is Co-founder and President of Good Partners, the top youth engagement organization in Washington DC. In 2016, he was a coordinator of Bernie Sanders media efforts and a Fellow at Devine Mulvey Longabaugh. Darius was one of the youngest delegates at the DNC in 2016. Darius holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, concentrating in Globalization and Poverty, from Georgetown University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Education course in Organizational Leadership from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.