GW to Host Three 'Citizen by CNN' Panels in the Fall Semester with High-Profile Journalists Analyzing Midterm Elections

Registration is now available for Sept. 21 discussion of policies likely to affect the midterms, hosted by Kasie Hunt.

(Left to right) CNN's John King, Brianna Keilar, Abby Phillip and Nia-Malika Henderson. (William Atkins/GW Today)
(Left to right) CNN's John King, Brianna Keilar, Abby Phillip and Nia-Malika Henderson at a Citizen by CNN event at GW in March. (William Atkins/GW Today)
September 14, 2022

The George Washington University will host three panels of national journalists this semester analyzing the 2022 midterm elections, a series held in partnership with CNN as an expansion of the network’s civic engagement platform, Citizen by CNN.

Free tickets are now available for the first event in the series, “Citizen by CNN: Policies that Impact the Midterms,” to be held Sept. 21 at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. CNN Anchor and Chief National Affairs Analyst and Kasie Hunt, B.A. '06, will moderate the discussion, joined by the network’s Gloria Borger, David Chalian and Jasmine Wright.

The series will continue with Wolf Blitzer leading a panel Oct. 19 previewing the election. After Election Day, analysts will return to GW Nov. 9 to discuss the results.

Incumbent parties can generally expect to lose in the midterms, and many national analysts have assumed that Democrats will see major losses on Nov. 8. However, this is also the first national election since Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness initiative and the Supreme Court’s dissolution of Roe v. Wade, events which to some increase the possibility of a fired-up Democratic base.

The Citizen by CNN event series at GW began in 2021, featuring high-profile reporters examining Joe Biden’s first State of the Union and global freedom of the press as well as U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) discussing climate change legislation.

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