"(Affective) Polarization in America: When It Matters Politically and What It Means for Democracy"

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Location: 1030 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls (View on map )

James Druckman

Join us as Jamie Druckman presents a guest lecture: "(Affective) Polarization in America: When It Matters Politically and What It Means for Democracy."

About the speaker: James N. Druckman is the Payson S. Wild Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He is also an Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. His research focuses on political preference formation and communication. His work examines how citizens make political, economic, and social decisions in various contexts (e.g., settings with multiple competing messages, online information, deliberation). He also researches the relationship between citizens' preferences and public policy and the polarization of American society.