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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room 11360
Charles E. Young Research Library

Speaker: James Druckman, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester

Twenty-first century American politics has been tumultuous. Common explanations for America’s societal and political divide and seeming inability to act collectively include changes in media technology, elite polarization, social and ideological sorting, nationalization of institutions and unprecedented tribal polarization. This project instead argues that the most concerning and consequential development has been a polarization around trust in scientific institutions. This has come about due to partisan realignment and resulted in two parties—who are charged with collaborating to produce collective goods—operating from entirely distinct epistemologies.


This talk will be held in person and via Zoom.

Light refreshments will be served.

Event Organizer

Katy Nicholas