The Government Department is hosting a talk by Stanford Professor Shanto Iyengar, entitled “Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization.” Professor Iyengar will present the results of three related studies showing that Americans are now 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).
Date: Thursday Oct 24