the Caltech Y: Social Activism Speaker Series

 2017 Calendar

 Feb 8:

Michael Nacht: International Nuclear Weapons Policy

 Jan 26:

Jennifer Musto: Trafficking & Technology

 2016 Calendar

 Dec 8:

France Cordova (NSF Director): Science Policy

 Oct 21:

Jonathan Katz: Voter ID Laws

 Oct 12:

Andy Wilson: Minimum Wage Panel

 May 23:

Miles Corwin: (Author: And Still We Rise)

 Apr 25:

Morgan Kousser: Supreme Court & the 2016 Election

 Jan 20:

David Baltimore: Genetic Engineering

 Jan 10:

Kathleen A. Doherty & Michael R. Nelson

 2015 Calendar

 Nov 17:USC Professor: David Cruz
 Oct 27:Space Entrepreneurship Panel
 Oct 19:Congressman Seth Moulton
 Oct 13:

Dean Joseph Shepherd

 Aug 18:Dr. Scott Pace
 May 18:

Pres. Reagan Science Advisor: Dr. Bill Graham

 Apr 7:

Lunch Series: Prof. David Goodstein

 Feb 26:

Former Black Panther: Hank Jones

 Feb 24:

Lunch Series: Prof. Pietro Perona

 Feb 23:

Civil Liberties Protection Officer: Alex Joel

 Jan 27:Journalist Betty Medsger
 Jan 7:

Ebola Crisis: Dr. Wendy Kohlhase



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Making a World of Difference

Bridging the Divide: Effective Political Communication in a Polarized World

Dr. Robb Willer
Professor of Sociology
Stanford Univeristy

Friday, May 12th, 2017
12:00PM to 1:30PM

Location: TBD

Attitude polarization and intergroup antagonism threaten democratic processes in a number of ways. Though political animosity in the U.S. has reached record levels, research on the social psychology of American politics suggests techniques for effective political communication and action. In particular, moral arguments - carefully crafted fit to the values of a given audience - offer one path to political persuasion and coalition formation. Prof. Willer will present his work on these topics and take your questions.

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