Political Polarization and Trump Populism: Is National Unity Possible?

March 9, 2021
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
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The Columbia University American Politics Speaker Series explores issues and controversies involving the role of politics in American society. In this webinar, panelists discussed partisan conflict, the Biden administration, and national unity.

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PANELISTS

MEGAN MING FRANCIS is an Associate Professor of Political Science and an Adjunct Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington. During the 2020-21 academic year, she is also a Senior Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and a Racial Justice Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.

SHANTO IYENGAR is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Laboratory at Stanford University. Iyengar’s areas of expertise include the role of mass media in democratic societies, public opinion, and political psychology.

DIANA C. MUTZ studies public opinion, political psychology, and mass political behavior, with an emphasis on political communication. At the University of Pennsylvania, she holds the Samuel A. Stouffer Chair in Political Science and Communication, and also serves as Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics.

Moderator

JUSTIN H. PHILLIPS is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and a faculty fellow at the Applied Statistics Center and at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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The Department of Political Science at Columbia University
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Urban and Social Policy Concentration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
The Academy of Political Science

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