Date: 09/13/2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Science at the Edge: Reducing Polarization

September 13, 2023


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What does political polarization mean in 2023? As we approach another national election cycle, are we really more divided than ever, or is the gap more about perceptions than fact? In our latest edition of Science at the Edge, we discuss the roots of our current divisiveness and new ideas for reducing polarization, from the role of media to interventions that work. Our panelists examine how differing political views intersect with our values, perceptions, and identities. Speakers include Stephen Hawkins, Director of Research for More in Common, Laura Frank, Executive Director of the Colorado News Collaborative, and Jan G. Voelkel, a researcher at the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University.