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Brown Bag Lunch Discussions featuring Dr. Peter Kivisto
When: April 19, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: Free and open to the public
Brown Bag Lunch Discussions are hour-long sessions featuring local personalities and prominent figures from the artistic, cultural, historical, educational, and media sectors to present a range of topics that audiences can both enjoy and engage in, via question and answer sessions that will follow each presentation.
Brown Bag Discussions are held in the MWC offices on the ground floor of the Rock Island Public Library (410 19th St. Rock Island), and are free and open to everyone. Bring your lunch and join us for an invigorating discussion!
Dr. Peter Kivisto from Augustana will be discussing his new book, The Trump Phenomenon: How the Politics of Populism Won in 2016 (SocietyNow). In this short book, Kivisto analyses how this happened, focusing on who Trump is and the narratives about him and his candidacy that evolved during the campaign, who his supporters are and what their worldview is, and the role of the media, right-wing Christians, and the Republican Party in making Trump's victory possible.