Talk Today! Iyengar on Polarization

Today: Thursday, October 24, 2013

4:15 p.m.

Public Affairs Center 002

Sponsored by the Government Department

Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization

Professor Shanto Iyengar

Department of Political Science

Stanford University

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Professor Iyengar presents the results of three related studies

showing that Americans today are divided even more strongly by party than by race

 

Dr. Shanto Iyengar holds the Chandler Chair in Communication at Stanford University where he is also Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Laboratory. He is author or co-author of News That Matters (University of Chicago Press, 1987), Is Anyone Responsible? (University of Chicago Press, 1991), Explorations in Political Psychology (Duke University Press, 1995), Going Negative(Free Press, 1995), and Media Politics: A Citizen’s Guide (Norton, 2011).