The 2020 Democratic primary field is taking shape. Join Nate Silver, Clare Malone, Micah Cohen and Galen Druke as they discuss how one of the most crowded presidential primary contests in history could play out.

Leading statistician Nate Silver brings senior political writer Clare Malone, managing editor Micah Cohen and host/producer Galen Druke from his award-winning website FiveThirtyEight to NYU Skirball to take a deep dive into one of the most crowded presidential primary contest in history.


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About the Speakers

Nate Silver is a leading statistician and best-selling author known for his unique brand of journalism and statistical analysis. He is the founder of FiveThirtyEight, a website providing data-driven coverage of politics, sports, economics, and science, among other topics. His most recent book, The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t, is a New York Timesbestseller. Before coming to politics, Silver was an analyst of baseball statistics and developed a widely acclaimed system for predicting player performance, career development, and seasonal winners and losers. He has co-authored several books on baseball statistics, including Mind Game, Baseball Between the Numbers, and It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over.

Micah Cohen is Managing Editor for FiveThirtyEight. In this role he oversees day-to-day editorial coverage and manages FiveThirtyEight’s team of editors, reporters and visual and computational journalists. Cohen has been an integral part of FiveThirtyEight since 2010, writing alongside Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver through the 2012 election and as the site’s politics editor, overseeing and coordinating coverage of the 2014 and 2016 elections and the Trump administration. Prior to FiveThirtyEight, he was a reporter and editor at The New York Times.

Clare Malone is a senior political writer at FiveThirtyEight and a panelist on the FiveThirtyEight Politics. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s and The American Prospect.

Galen Druke is the host and producer of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast. He has also reported audio documentaries at FiveThirtyEight, including the monthslong series “The Gerrymandering Project.” His work has been heard on NPR, WNYC, On The Media, CBC, Wisconsin Public Radio and the University of Cambridge’s ELECTION podcast.

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