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Is Consensus Possible in Modern Politics? with Dr. Steve Baker

  • March 31, 2021
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar


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Is Consensus Possible in Modern Politics?
a Flagler Tiger Bay Young Executives Webinar

Dr. Steve Baker
Political Science Professor Emeritus
Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute

Wednesday, March 31
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public

Identity politics and hostile rhetoric seem to be the norm in 2021. Join Flagler Tiger Bay and Dr. Steven Baker to see how, or if, we can bridge today’s vast political divide.

The Tiger Bay Young Executives is a proud subset of Flagler Tiger Bay, providing the next generation with business opportunities, personal and professional development, and a voice among key decision-makers.


Stephen Baker, Ph.D. was a Professor of Political Science at Jacksonville University from 1985 through August of 2013 and is now a Political Science Professor Emeritus teaching in the Master’s degree program at the JU Public Policy Institute. While in graduate school, Dr. Baker had an internship in the Washington office of Senator Adlai Stevenson (D, IL) but spent most time on research projects as the Director of the Office for Historical Social Research in the Social Science Research Center at NIU. This project merged social/demographic data with congressional and presidential election results for the 3000+ U.S. counties from the 1820s through the 1970s. That enterprise helped him understand politics as an ongoing historical process impacted by manifold social, demographic, and technological factors.

Before earning a Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University he was a Peace Corps Volunteer on a cotton development project in Malawi and worked as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice on voter discrimination cases in Chicago. He also taught at the University of Texas at Arlington prior to Jacksonville.

Dr. Baker has been a life-long student of political behavior, particularly how people develop their political ideas about public policy. Besides teaching and conducting research on elections, Baker is a frequent news media contributor and speaker at community political forums. He is on the Board of the Healthy Start Coalition of Northeast Florida, the Master in Public Policy Governance Board, and is the former President of the First Coast Tiger Bay Club. 

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