Journalist to Discuss National Politics, 2024 Race for the White House
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NBC News and MSNBC National Political Correspondent Steve Kornacki will share his analysis of the 2024 presidential election at UMass Lowell Sept. 21 as part of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Speaker Series.
“I always love a chance to come back to the Lowell area, especially for an event like this at UMass Lowell. It’s been incredibly exciting to watch the school’s growth and the city’s transformation around it,” said Kornacki. “It’s an honor to be invited back.”
The event marks the fifth visit to campus for the Groton, Massachusetts, native. In 2017, the university awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during Commencement, where he delivered a keynote address to graduates.
In the presentation, “How 2024 Looks in 2023,” a free event open to the community, Kornacki will delve into the data and trends he is tracking in the race for the White House.
“Politics seems to be front and center in so many people’s minds these days, and with the campaign already in full swing – and the first primaries now just a few months away – I’m looking forward to hearing how others are thinking about the race, said Kornacki, who reports on the latest political developments for NBC News and MSNBC.
A journalist with more than two decades following local, regional and national politics, Kornacki’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, The Boston Globe, Daily Beast and at Capital New York, for which he wrote a series of profiles of prominent New York political figures.
“UMass Lowell is thrilled to have Steve Kornacki back on campus. His data-driven takes, and everyman approach to journalism have captivated the country every election season,” said political science Professor Josh Dyck, director of the university’s Center for Public Opinion, which conducts polling on political and social issues that provide opportunities for civic engagement, experiential learning and real-world research.
The event, co-hosted by the university’s political science department and Office of Alumni Relations, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, in UMass Lowell’s O’Leary Library, 61 Wilder St., on South Campus. Free parking will be available in the Wilder Lot across the street from the venue.