Politics – how to make sense of those campaign messages? The Toledo Museum helps decipher the craziness with two programs designed to teach you all about the political elections and why people win or lose.
Kyle Kondik, Why Ohio Picks the President
Sept. 22 | 7 p.m. | Peristyle
Author of the new book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, from Ohio University Press and managing editor for the nonpartisan political forecasting newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball, Kondik uses data-driven research and historical documentation to explain Ohio’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential elections. He will also discuss why the state is essential to the 2016 election and beyond. The guest lecture is presented by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and the Toledo Museum of Art. A book signing and reception in Libbey Court will follow the presentation.
Ted Brader, Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work
Sept. 24 | 2 p.m. | Little Theater
Researcher Ted Brader, author of the book Campaigning for Hearts and Minds, will discuss how emotional appeals in political ads work. A professor of political science at the University of Michigan and faculty member of the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, Brader has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation for his studies of political psychology, political communication, public opinion and voting behavior. A book signing will follow in Libbey Court.