After the Mid-Term: What Happened, What’s Next

November 16, 2018  |  Headliners Club   |  5:45 PM

The Headliners Foundation and Headliners Club invite you to a post-election discussion, featuring commentary from award-winning panelists:

Matthew Dowd

Evan Smith

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto








Friday, November 16, 2018
The Headliners Club
Chase Tower
221 West Sixth Street, 21st Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

5:45 — Cocktails 
 6:15 — Program


$110/person includes an elegant buffet dinner and two beverage tickets, inclusive of tax, service charge and gratuity. A portion of each reservation will be considered a donation to the Headliners Foundation and a tax acknowledgment will be issued following the event.

Reservations are required. RSVP by November 12, 2018 via,  to or by phone at 512/496-0272. Any cancellations for the event should be made no later than 48 hours before the event to avoid being charged. 

Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Chase Tower. If you have any questions, please contact Araminta Sellers, Executive Director, at (512) 496-0272.


Matthew Dowd currently serves as chief political analyst for ABC News where he appears on This WeekGood Morning America, and Nightline. He regularly contributes to publications including National Journal, the New York Times, the Washington PostChristian Science Monitor, and the Huffington Post. He is also the author of the 2017 book A New Way: Embracing the Paradox as We Lead and Serve, which examines the role of leadership in disruptive times, and the creator of the online community Listen.To.Us., which brings like-minded individuals together to discuss politics and government.

Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website,, and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state. Evan is also the host of “Overheard with Evan Smith,” a weekly half-hour interview program that airs on PBS stations around the country. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D. is a lecturer at The University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Department of Mexican-American and Latino Studies and the Center for Mexican American Studies. Soto received her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, during which time she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Her areas of expertise include immigration, women and politics, political psychology, and campaigns and elections. Victoria is a contributor to MSNBC and, as well as a regular political analyst for Telemundo.