What are the new norms of polarization in the US?
13 Sep 2022
What are the new norms of polarization in the US?

From politics to geography to core values, America is dividing into two hostile groups, and the split is cracking the very foundations of American society. As partisans sort themselves into different echo chambers and separate neighborhoods, the urgent question is: is there any way out?

Jason Steinhauer

Jason Steinhauer operates at the intersection of history, tech, social media, and politics. Technology has profoundly re-organised our ways of knowing things about the world, and the positive and negative effects of technology must be balanced with a humanistic perspective. Steinhauer brings this approach to his work, where he writes and speaks about how social media, tech and the web are shaping our history, politics, and future. He is a public historian and the author of History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past. He is currently a global fellow at the Wilson Center.

Professor Jennifer McCoy

Professor Jennifer McCoy is a professor of political science at Georgia State University and a nonresident scholar in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on political polarisation and democratic resilience in the US and around the world.

Ben Resnik

Ben Resnik works at the intersection of politics, technology, and social change, specialising in innovative digital communications for the public good. He has held key positions at leading political technology firms like DSPolitical, Swing Left, and People First, contributing to the Democratic House sweep of 2018 and Joe Biden's victory in 2020. Also a trained speechwriter, counter-disinformation practitioner, and member of the Truman National Security Project, Ben is an expert both in how to craft an effective message, and how that power is used to empower and mislead in today's digital world.