April, 2017

201704Apr12:1513:30Trends in American Political Thought12:15 - 13:30

Event Details

A discussion by:
Senator Chris Steineger
Former Kansas State Senator

When: Tuesday, April 4, 12:15–13:30

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1107


Senator Steineger and the audience will discuss demographic trends and changing public opinion and voting patterns with American people since after WW2, culminating in the elections of Donald Trump and a forecast of where America will go in the next four years. Afterwards, we will have at least 30 minutes of Q&A for the audience participants to ask questions.


Kansas State Senator Chris Steineger, from Kansas City, Kansas, was elected in 1996 – 2012. He served 14 years as a Democrat and in 2010 switched to Republican. He has experience at all three levels of American government, including staffing for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, 1988-89;   in the City Managers office in Kansas City, with the Kansas State Department of Revenue .

Senator Steineger is retired from politics and is now a guest lecturer for Universities and U.S. Embassies abroad. He has visited 53 countries include Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Mexico, India, Israel, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, & Cuba.  He specializes in explaining American government, contemporary politics, and trends in public opinion for foreign audiences.

Senator Chris Steineger is in Greece as a 2017 Fulbright Specialist. He will provide lectures and seminars to students and faculty on American government and contemporary political issues in collaboration with: the Panteion University in Athens, the University of Peloponnese (Corinth), the University of Piraeus, the Institute of International Relations (IDIS), the American College of Greece Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs and the Navarino Network (Thessaloniki). With the support of the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece awards grants to both Greek and US citizens to enable them to study, teach or conduct research in either the US or Greece.  For more information on the Fulbright Program in Greece see