For those struggling to understand the November election, there will be an interesting talk by Chris Arnade at 6:30PM Thursday in Gannett Auditorium on the Skidmore Campus. Arnade has a PhD in physics from John Hopkins and worked for 20 years as a trader on Wall Street. He left Wall Street in 2012 to focus on photography. Below is a link to an interview with him in the Atlantic and further information about his talk at Skidmore.
American Carnage: Why Trump Supporters Are Not Idiots
A conversation with photojournalist Chris Arnade
Thu, February 16 @ 6:30pm, Gannett Auditorium
Photojournalist Chris Arnade captures the often forgotten, misunderstood American communities that litter the country and proved decisive for Donald Trump’s victory. During the course of 2016, Chris drove 57,821 miles back and forth across the country trying to understand the root of Trump’s support. His conclusion: many voters feel years of angst over being forgotten and betrayed by the establishment, and it’s time to start listening to them.
In his wide-ranging talk, Chris will discuss reasons for a divided America. He worries about ever-present race issues, the education gap, and failures to address addiction. Firmly opposed to Trump, this PhD in Physics and Wall Street trader of 20 years hopes to help his seething country embrace empathy.
Beyond his own projects, Chris is a regular contributor to The Guardian and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Quartz and the Columbia Review of Journalism.
This event is hosted by The Skidmore News with support from MDOCS.