The Marron Institute / Monday Apr 24,2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 2016 Election: City vs. Country

with Thomas Edsall

60 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Thomas Edsall, a weekly columnist at The New York Times and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, will lead a seminar titled "The 2016 Election: City vs. Country."

The November 8th contest produced the sharpest division between generally prosperous cities and struggling small town/rural areas. Edsall’s talk will describe how the trends leading up to the election, the sources of conflict, and the role of globalization, automation, immigration, race, and class are shaping the split. Edsall’s thesis is that the interests of growing, cosmopolitan cities and the more stagnant countryside are opposed to one another, and that this split has become an integral part of political polarization.


Thomas Edsall
Thomas Edsall
Columnist / The New York Times
Professor of Journalism / Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Thomas B. Edsall is a weekly columnist for The New York Times, (Wednesdays online), covering demographic and strategic trends in American politics. He has been a Professor of Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 2006. Edsall covered American politics at The Washington Post from 1981 to 2006, and at The Baltimore Sun from 1967 to 1981. He has written five books, including The Age of Austerity; Building Red America; Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics; Power and Money; and The New Politics of Inequality. He is the winner of the Carey McWilliams Award, the Noel Markwell Award, and a Pulitzer finalist in General NonFiction.