Spotlighting Social Science to Address Political Polarization

We often have the opportunity to celebrate efforts to apply social science thinking to real-world problems. Recently, we sat down with Duke University ethics professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong to talk about his work with Duke’s Bass Connections program to bring together an interdisciplinary team to reduce the incivility that stems from political polarization. We talked about what mathematicians and philosophers can contribute to a political dialog project and even Walter’s thoughts about a new movie about racial tension and reconciliation in Durham, NC.

The Bass Connections program describes Walter’s visit with us here.

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