‘So, What Happened?’: Steve Kornacki to join RIPPAC to discuss presidential race

‘So, What Happened?’: Steve Kornacki to join RIPPAC to discuss presidential race

Political analyst Steve Kornacki, shown here during an in-person appearance at Rowan in 2018, will discuss the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, Dec. 1, during a virtual session hosted by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship.

MSNBC and NBC national political correspondent Steve Kornacki will break down the 2020 presidential election during “So, What Happened?,” a virtual conversation presented by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.

Kornacki’s session is free and open to the public. It will include a question-and-answer session. Register here. Registrants will receive an email link to join the program on the day of the event.

The session marks the second time in the last three years that Kornacki has joined RIPPAC for a discussion on voting patterns, exit polls and electoral data. Known for his keen state-by-state election breakdowns, his “Big Board” skills and his ever-present khakis, Kornacki gained pop culture icon status for his coverage of the 2020 presidential race.  

Author of The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, Kornacki formerly spent three years in New Jersey chronicling the state’s political world for a political news website and co-hosting a weekly show on News12 New Jersey, a 24-hour cable news channel.

His work has also appeared in the Wall Street JournalNew York TimesNew York Daily NewsNew York PostBoston GlobeDaily Beast and at Capital New York.

Kornacki’s appearance with RIPPAC is co-sponsored by the Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration in the Honors College, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Responsible Leadership, Leadership Rowan, the Departments of Law & Justice Studies, History and Political Science and Economics and the American Studies and Disaster Science and Emergency Management programs.

Founded in 2018, RIPPAC is dedicated to informing, engaging, and training Rowan students, faculty, and the public on issues related to the practice of politics and citizen participation.  To accomplish this, the institute hosts programs and guest speakers; supports students through academic and career development, internships and scholarships; and connects faculty and students from across the University with public entities to facilitate public policy research and discussion.

For more information on Kornacki’s appearance, contact Theresa Gauthier, gauthier@rowan.edu.